Job Code: B02

Personal Trainer

Category: Fitness
Location: Battenkill Branch

Job Type: Part-Time


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Personal Trainer will lead clients through designed fitness and exercise programs to achieve Health and Wellness goals.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to complete assessments of clients and potential clients and be able to design fitness programs accordingly and also adjust to various client needs and fitness levels.  The individual must be able to educate and motivate clients to progress towards their health and fitness goals.  Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Responds to the individual needs of the client.
  • Evaluates the current fitness status and needs of members, recommends appropriate goals, and answers questions to support clients in achieving their goals
  • Ability to design Fitness programs for clients of various ages and fitness levels.
  • Knowledge of fitness training and education methods and techniques, as well as the operation of various fitness equipment in the Wellness Center
  • Have a working knowledge of the effects of Nutrition and be able to provide education and guidance to clients to help reach their Health and Wellness goals.
  • Ability to guide members through Personal Training options and answer questions and concerns.
  • Must be able to initiate dialogue and build relationships with members on the Wellness floor.
  • Keeps a working knowledge of current fitness trends, and techniques in order to provide support to members
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours on the Wellness Floor
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Current nationally accredited Personal Training Certification (NASM, ACE, etc.)
  • 1+ years of Personal Training sales experience.
  • Experience in exercise program design for clients of various ages and fitness levels.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications required within 30 days of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

If interested in this position, please fill out an application and send it to