Personal Trainer

OAK PARK, IL 60302
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
From $22 To $25.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Join the West Cook YMCA! Apply online today for the position of Personal Trainer, PT @ $22-25/hr. You must be 18 and over to apply. Prospective employees will be required to complete a pre-employment background screening.

Our Mission

The West Cook YMCA, rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition, is dedicated to developing the spirit, mind, and body of all persons through quality leadership, programs and services, in cooperation with community groups for the common good.


West Cook YMCA Personal Trainers conduct one-on-one and small group personal training (PT) sessions, fitness consultations, and Wellness Center orientations. They may also assist with other Healthy Living programming and events. Personal Trainers commit to maintaining the quality of the PT program, staying up-to-date on fitness trends and educational materials, and increasing the number of clients served.


  • Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  • Design and implement biomechanically sound PT programs and progressions directly related to the client’s level and goals; document the client’s progress and maintain client files.
  • Must be available to do six 60-minute PT sessions or twelve 30-minute PT sessions per week in addition to three fitness consultations.
  • Accurately use Appointment King (YMCA software system) for indicating availability, scheduling clients, and tracking data.
  • Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding replacements or substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled session with a client.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  • Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled PT session.
  • Know and enforce all YMCA rules and regulations.
  • Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.
  • Ensure that all certifications are current and up-to-date.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator.


Values:Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

Quality Results:Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

Functional Expertise:Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Relationships:Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.

Developing Others:Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.


  • Walking, standing, and sitting (including on the floor) for long periods of time and while maintaining alertness.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Lifting and carrying supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, leaning, and kneeling.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements
Current personal training certification through a national organization (ACE, NASM, ACSM, AFAA, NSCA, etc.) or the ability to receive certification within 90 days of employment.
Knowledge of exercise physiology, kinesiology, safe training procedures, exercise program implementation, and proper cardiovascular, resistance, free weight, and related fitness equipment.
Certification or willingness to receive certification within 60 days of hire in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Certification or willingness to receive certification in Child Abuse Prevention.
Understanding of the ACSM/ACE safety guidelines of contraindications.
Professional and friendly customer service skills and clear verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with all age groups and fitness levels.
Willingness and ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
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