YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo Personal Trainer – Cambridge Contract in Cambridge, ON

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Branch Cambridge ON CA

Personal Trainer – Cambridge
Cambridge, ON

YMCA Group Fitness Instructor an asset. Fitness testing and exercise program design for members of varying ages and fitness levels:….

EMPLOYED BY: YMCA of Cambridge
SERVICE AREA: Member Services
POSITION: Personal Trainer
LOCATION: Cambridge
REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Individual Conditioning
HOURS: Fixed Term Contract (Part Time, evenings & weekends required)
SALARY: $20.00 per hour
START DATE: Immediate

FUNCTION: The incumbent is responsible to function as a member of the HFR Program Team to deliver quality programs and services to our members. The incumbent will provide one-to-one and small group specialized training. The incumbent will assist in all HFR program areas ensuring that all members have a positive experience in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.


  • Develop and implement a goal orientated individualized fitness and health program in a one-on-one or small group scenario
  • Deliver programs in a manner in which the mission, values, goals and practices, including SAM standards, are being met while building positive relationships
  • Promote and sell Personal Training Services
  • Monitor member development and progress. Provide feedback to the member that is constructive, positive and specific to that member
  • Maintain and update Member’s Records
  • Actively participate in scheduled programs, meetings and special events
  • Make decisions and solve problems regarding membership programs, member’s concerns, and member’s behavior
  • Act as a personal role model for participants, volunteers and staff, establishing rapport and maintaining effective relationship building behaviours with staff, members and volunteers
  • Provide encouragement, motivation and support for the member and recognize member’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health appraisal techniques and an understanding of motivation, counselling and teaching in a health and recreation field
  • Deliver appropriate program evaluations as decided by the program team
  • Provide motivational support to participants regarding long-term behavioral modification
  • Maintain a proactive approach with members and participants assisting them with any needs, inquiries or concerns
  • Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and staff meetings as required
  • Assume other duties as assigned


  • Completion of Community College Diploma
  • 1-2 years of experience required as the position has specific challenges requiring some experience to problem solve and manage
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Nationally recognized Personal Training certification
  • Experience in fitness testing and exercise program design for members of varying ages and fitness levels
  • YMCA Personal Training certification – Level 3 (an asset); YMCA Individual Conditioning Level 1 and 2 – recertification every 2 years
  • YMCA Group Fitness Instructor an asset
  • Acceptable Police Check for Vulnerable Sector COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner to support information sharing. Results Oriented: Has the ability to manage, lead to achieve, and exceed identified goals. Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of communities and responds to their needs.In addition to the above competencies the Association Core Competencies are required, Commitment to Organization Vision and Values, Diversity, Integrity, Teamwork
  • Tolerance for Ambiguity: Functions effectively in situations of less than perfect or incomplete information.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions, both internally and externally, to build enthusiasm and appreciation to achieve work related goals.
  • Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2015, 12:00 pm

The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo complies with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and the Human Rights Code. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices, in keeping with privacy laws. For more information on the YMCAs commitment to privacy, please visit our web site at www.ymcacambridgekw.ca. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $20.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • Fitness testing and exercise program design for members of varying ages and fitness levels: 1 year

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Cambridge, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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