Personal Trainer


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Wilson Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center
444 Albany Avenue
Health & Wellness
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Under the supervision of the Health & Wellness Director, the Personal Trainer will be responsible for designing, collaborating and implementing exercise programs on an individual basis according to the needs and goals of the member.



1. Warmly and enthusiastically greet members with a smile and eye contact.

2. Consult with the member on the health and fitness goals and objectives for an exercise program. Design exercise program base on the goals and objectives identified and the member preferences and weaknesses as shown in the fitness assessment results.

3. Ensure programs must include all aspects of fitness, follow proper exercise progression and comply with the philosophy and goals of the YMCA.

4. Schedule appointments with members.

5. Ensure member must know that they will be charged for any session missed where the trainer was not given ample notice and showed up for the appointment.

6. Report equipment in need of repair to supervisor immediately, follow branch repair procedures and post “out of order” sign on equipment. Follow proper paperwork procedures by keeping all paperwork on site such as assessments, workout session cards etc. in an assigned designated area.

7. Maintain sale goals provided by Health & Wellness Director.

8. Arrive for appointments well groomed and in proper uniform. Staff shirt clean, pressed and tucked in; no tights, hats, excessive jewelry, or perfume, nametags worn.

9. Attendance at staff meetings is mandatory.

10. Participate in the Y mission by supporting 1 or more major events and by supporting Annual Campaign.

11. Follow the YMCA of Greater Hartford training manual.

12. Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members, Vendors, and others.
  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member.

Minimum Requirements



  1. ONE current certification from a nationally recognized health and wellness organization.

The following certifications are accepted by the YMCA of Greater Hartford:

  1. American College of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer
  2. American Council on Exercise- Personal Trainer
  3. National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Personal Trainer
  4. National Academy of Sports Medicine
  5. Current CPR/AED Certifications within 30 days of hire.




  • Must be able to stand for the duration of the shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop occasionally
  • Must be able to lift 45 pounds occasionally
  • Must be able to safely spot members