Personal Trainer
Derby, CT

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The Edge Fitness Clubs
Derby, CT 06418
United States

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Job Description
Member of the Personal Training Team which is responsible for providing various personal training services that offer members programs to maximize workout efficiency, improve fitness, enjoy their fitness experience and improve overall sense of well-being. Schedule and complete record keeping according to standard operating procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Member Experience
  • Develop safe, professional, exciting and comprehensive personal training programs to ensure clients are satisfied with their workout program and remain motivated to attain their personal fitness goals
  • Monitor and instruct clients during personal training sessions on the safe and effective use of strength training equipment, cardiovascular and flexibility.
  • Educate members on current health and fitness issues and trends
  • Conduct fitness consultations for new clients including pre-participation screening, medical history, lifestyle questionnaire, and goal setting to assess and recommend personal training programs
  • Deliver personal training programs based on the client's ability and goals
  • Complete and maintain accurate and current client files, while weighing each week & completing body measurements once per month
  • Fulfill member service requirement, up to 30 hours per week - duties may include the following:
    • Fitness assessments and equipment orientations
    • Edge Challenge events
    • Floor service

Sales & Promotion
  • Promote and sell Edge Fitness programs, services, and products

Financial
  • Responsible for achieving or exceeding monthly revenue and session goals
  • Develop and maintain a personal training client base

Managerial & Supervisory
  • Complete all administrative requirements associated with each client's fitness plan
  • Attend all PT department, "all club", and one on one meetings
  • Complete all assigned Edge Fitness University courses
  • Remain current on certifications and new trends in the industry

Education
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Four year degree in exercise science, sports medicine, or other related field preferred

Experience
  • One year personal training experience preferred
  • Program design experience preferred

Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (minimum of one certification)
  • CPR/AED certification
  • Obtain one of the core four certifications within 6 months of hire: NASM, ACE, ISSA or NSCA

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Ability to build relationship with members
  • Excellent customer service and promotional skills; energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Extensive knowledge of fitness, cardiovascular training, nutrition, and program design
  • Knowledge of safe exercise techniques
  • Demonstrate exercises and adjust machine weights, free weights, and cardiovascular equipment
  • Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate a computer and Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel)

Responsibilities
  • Support and articulate the Edge Fitness mission statement
  • Maintain a healthy way of life
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate positive attitude and actions through a display of courtesy, service, cooperation, hospitality, sensitivity, and professionalism to internal and external customers.

Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position requires the ability to perform an aerobic activity for the duration of a class. Bending and moving is done frequently. Physical activity will include standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, sitting and stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Lifting requirements are 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements are close, distant, depth, and ability to adjust focus.

Competencies

Communication Skills: Conveys information accurately, concisely and compellingly to a variety of audiences and adapts communication methods based on situation.

Customer Service Orientation: Listens & responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer problems to the customer's satisfaction; respects all internal and external customers; follows up to evaluate customer satisfaction; measures customer satisfaction effectively; commits to exceeding customer expectations.

Integrity & Trust: Demonstrates consistently sound personal and business ethics and behaviors. Builds trust with others through openness and candor. Communicates intentions, ideas, and feelings openly and directly.

Initiative: Demonstrates self-motivation through action. Thinks & acts without being asked; strives for results & achieves them.

Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills: Demonstrates a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. Able to effectively apply technical knowledge.

Provides Motivation Support: The ability to enhance others' commitment to their work. They recognize and reward people for their achievements. Expresses pride in the person or group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments. Energizes their audience.

Results Driven: Defines appropriate goals, works toward achieving goals, articulates vision and steps for achievement.

The Edge Fitness Clubs, LLC

Take your career to The Edge.

Voted Best Health Club thirteen times, The Edge Fitness Clubs has been growing since 1987 when our first club opened in Middletown, CT.

At The EDGE Fitness Clubs our mission is to offer extraordinary fitness facilities, innovative programming and an energetic, friendly staff to ensure our members love coming to our clubs, always enjoy their fitness experience, and see the results of their hard work. Ultimately giving our members...an EDGE in life.

If you have a passion for fitness, a genuine interest in helping others achieve wellness in all areas of life, and a rock solid work ethic, then we encourage you to continue with our applicant-friendly online job application. Thank you for your interest in a career with The Edge Fitness Clubs.

Company Website: www.TheEdgeFitnessClubs.com
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