Employment Opportunities

Job Code: WE

Personal Trainer

Category: Healthy Living
Location: West End YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Contact: Margaret Warner


The Lake County YMCA is seeking a personal trainer at the West End YMCA in Willoughby. This is a part time, non-exempt position.

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Applications are being accepted until positions are filled. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  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.


  • Light work. Expecting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to raise voice in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

Ability to:

    • Stand, sitting, stooping, kneeling, and crouching frequently throughout the work shift.
    • Walk throughout the facility and climb stairs occasionally.
    • Have visual acuity to determine safety, security and assessment of participant’s movements.
    • Receive detailed information through sound as well as express through spoken word.

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