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Job Code: WE

Personal Trainer

Category: Healthy Living
Location: West End Y

Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Contact: Margaret Warner


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops staff through providing coordinated, targeted, quality training. 



The Lake County YMCA is seeking Group Exercise Instructors at our West End Y in Willoughby. The job  description and qualifications are listed below. This is a part-time, non-exempt position and you must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekends. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please express interest to Senior Healthy Living Director, Margaret Warner at [email protected].

  1. Develops and teaches class content appropriate to the course description and level; develops appropriate tools necessary to offer quality training; provides feedback to class participants and proper instruction in use of support materials.
  2. Facilitates learning through classroom instruction, webinars, and virtual and blended learning; incorporates a variety of presentation methods and applications to accommodate adult learning styles.
  3. Provides a safe caring environment for all participants; enforces all general policies if applicable; completes any necessary reports and forms, i.e., attendance records, certifications, etc..
  4. Prepares for training activities including preparing lesson plans, organizing relative equipment, etc. May be required to set-up and break-down materials and equipment used for instruction.
  5. Manages classroom environment and adapts instructional style depending on the audience.
  6. Makes recommendations to managers regarding participants' overall learning experience, including follow-up study materials.
  7. Supports departmental initiatives and identifies ways to enhance learning effectiveness.
  8. Serves as resource for staff in all matters relating to their training expertise.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.
  1. Required certifications: CPR, AED, national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in personal training or YMCA Foundations of Strength & Conditioning certification.
  2. Certification in specific areas of expertise.
  3. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
  4. Previous experience providing instructions, training others or other related experience preferred.
  5. Ability to communicate course material in a clear and understandable manner.
  6. Ability to teach effectively in different learning environments


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