Personal Trainer/Small Group Trainer
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

79 James Street South

L8P 2Z1

Organizational Overview :

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions.

By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life.

We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of : Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.

All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.

Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and / or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.

Nature & Scope

The Personal Trainer / Fitness Consultant will be responsible for the direct delivery of personal training and fitness consultation to members which involve fitness assessment, individual program design and implementation and program evaluation to ensure quality instruction is delivered.

This role will also deliver specialized small group training programs.

This position emphasizes individualized, quality service and is available to the general to the membership on a fee for service basis.

There will be interaction with the membership, community and businesses in both group and individual (face to face) settings.


  • Initial assessment of clients, involving weighing in, recording body measurements, conducting strength and endurance tests, and discussing fitness goals
  • Develop short- and long-term fitness goals with clients
  • Design and implement personalized training plans to help each client reach their fitness goals
  • Frequently assess clients’ progress
  • Maintain client paperwork, including documentation of fitness goals and daily / weekly training plans
  • Attend all required training and staff meetings
  • Track client training sessions and collect payments
  • Schedule and confirm personal training appointments
  • Assess environment for safety risks
  • Design small group training classes with personalized goals and multiple modalities
  • Tracking and reporting on aspects of small group training, included but not limited to booking, attendance, outcome measures and retention.
  • Qualifications

  • Current CPRC / Standard First Aid certifications
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • 3 years experience in a health and fitness related role
  • One or more of the following certifications are required : Certified Personal Trainer Personal Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant (PFLC) Certified Fitness Consultant (CFC) Canadian Physical Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA) American Council of Exercise (ACE)
  • Must provide a current criminal records check as per the Association’s policy
  • Competencies

    Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

    Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

    Quality Focus

    Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior

    Concern for Health and Safety

    Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction


    Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring a richness to the YMCA

    Service Orientation

    Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience

    Accessibility :

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities.

    We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA.

    Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.

    Internal Applicants :

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA / YMCA-YWCA Federation to submit their application.

    Please note that in so doing, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process.

    Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application.

    By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford to contact your current Association.

    If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume attention :

    Ben Devine

    Health & Wellness Coach / Livewell Specialist

    We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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