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Personal Trainer/Fitness/Downtown Belleville/Part-Time

Company: YMCA of Greater St Louis
Location: Belleville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Health and Wellness Director this position's primary goal is to develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise in healthy populations and or/ those individuals with medical clearance to exercise in accordance with the YMCA Health and Wellness Program Model.

OUR CULTURE:

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Promotes the YMCA's healthy spirit, mind and body philosophy through individualized personal exercise prescriptions.
* Screen and interview potential clients to determine their readiness for exercise and physical activity.
* Perform fitness tests or assessments (as appropriate) on clients to determine their current level of fitness.
* Help clients set realistic goals and provide motivation for adherence to the program.
* Ability to develop and deliver exercise prescriptions to all clientele.
* Demonstrate and instruct specific techniques to clients for the safe and effective performance of various exercise movements by applying the fundamental principles of exercise science.
* Supervise or "spot" (physically assisting clients with an exercise that usually involves free weights or dumbbells to minimize risk of injury) clients when they are performing exercise movements.
* Maintains records of clients' progress or lack thereof with respect to the exercise prescription
* Motivate individuals to begin and to continue healthy behaviors.
* Performs all other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

* Mission Advancement
* Collaboration
* Operational Effectiveness
* Personal Growth

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level of Qualifications/Certificates can vary and will be assessed upon hire

* High School diploma up to College Degree in Exercise Science or related field preferred
* Minimum 6 months of experience, in the field or classroom, in developing exercise prescriptions/exercise programming and instruction.
* Currently personal trainer certified with a NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) that tests both theoretical knowledge and performance
* Complete YMCA courses related to Health & Wellness as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Physical Mobility: walking, climbing, stairs, standing, kneeling, bending, leaning, stooping and sitting for extended periods of time.
* Physical Dexterity: ability to use telephone, computer, electronic equipment, exercise equipment, office equipment (fax, copier, stapler, etc.), tools and machinery as needed.
* Lifting: ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Sensory Requirements: ability to hear, listen, speak, smell, touch, taste, see and distinguish colors.
* Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
* Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Keywords: YMCA of Greater St Louis, Belleville , Personal Trainer/Fitness/Downtown Belleville/Part-Time, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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