Personal Trainer
Minneapolis, MN

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YMCA of the North
651 Nicollet Mall Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

Exercise / Fitness
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
From $25 To $40.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time
No Travel
Job Description


Lunge into a career!

The YMCA health, wellness, and exercise program is hiring self-motivated and organized individuals that are looking for an opportunity and have a passion for small group and personal training!

Do you like to coach others? Are you goal driven and like designing customized workouts? Do you want to help others meet their health and wellness goals? The YMCA Personal Trainer role offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA Personal Trainer coaches safe exercise technique to youth, adults, and seniors in one on one or small group fitness sessions. The Personal Trainer creates connections with each client and coaches clients through the customized workout. In the health, wellness, and exercise program, we have a passion for having a positive impact on all wellness journeys.

Our goal in the YMCA health, wellness, and exercise program is to coach clients through a safe, personalized workout of 30 or 60 minutes (virtual or in person). As a fitness and exercise coach, you will need to provide your client with functional exercises to help them achieve their wellness goals. The Personal Trainer will promote safe and healthy movement and provide options for all fitness levels and abilities.

The Personal Trainer will need to be self-motivated to reach out to past, current and prospective clients to successfully fill their training schedule. It will be critical for the Personal Trainer to be organized to be able to prepare for all scheduled appointments, as well as ensuring you are still able to get the administrative work accomplished. As a fitness and exercise coach, you will want to provide a member experience that is educational and supportive of the client’s exercise needs.

Apply today for the YMCA Personal Training role and join our team of fitness and wellness coaches!

Requirements and Opportunities:

  • National Personal Training Certification (AFAA, NASM, ASCM, etc.) or willingness to acquire
  • Coaching experience with diverse fitness abilities in one on one or small group setting
  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills
  • Monday – Sunday FLEXIBLE scheduling with clientele
  • Virtual and In-Person Training options!

Benefits include:

  • Hourly Pay of $25-$40/hour
  • 15 minutes of PAID prep time for each training session
  • Earn your way to Full Time status for retirement, medical, vision and dental benefits!
  • Paid Personal Time/ Paid Time Off is earned beginning at 20 hours and paid at full training rate
  • YMCA of the North membership
  • 20% Program Discount on various YMCA Programs
  • Up to 40% discount with NASM on specializations
  • In house training opportunities for Pilates Reformer!
  • Access to free CECs through NASM/Club Connect

1. Job Summary:

The Personal Trainer follows the YMCA of the USA, Health and Fitness guidelines and is responsible for planning and leading a range of individualized or group exercise/activity sessions for clients in a fitness specialty area. The incumbent performs a variety of fitness programs that are both educational and motivational. The incumbent provides customer service which promotes member wellness in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures and creates a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment.

2. Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and instruct a variety of personal training and group training sessions for clients. Provide encouragement and expertise for the client in support of their health and well-being goals.
  • Administer, track and evaluate health history questionnaires, fitness assessments and other pre-participation documentation with regard to individual exercise programs.
  • Adhere to all guidelines and expectations as outlined in the YMCA Healthy Living Staff Manual which includes but is not limited to providing safe classes and sessions and responding to and reporting any accidents or incidents.
  • Promote and sell personal training programs and services while achieving monthly revenue and session goals.
  • Maintain required CEC’s and national certifications.
  • Follow Fitness Floor expectations when not scheduled for personal training, group training or performing a wellness consultation.

3. Relationships:

This position reports to the Program Manager who reports to the Wellbeing Director. The incumbent works closely with clients and members as well as Member Services and building/maintenance staff.

4. Qualifications:


  • NCCA-accredited and/or nationally recognized Personal Training Certification such as the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), WaterArt ® Aquatic Personal Training Specialist Certification, or other approved and accredited certifications.
  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR/AED.
  • Formal training in the specialty class being taught and/or ability to demonstrate the movements and exercises.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an individual/group and motivate others to achieve their health and well-being goals.
  • Demonstrated ability working with all age groups and ability levels.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health/Exercise Science or related field.
  • 1 year experience in the health and fitness field.
  • 1 year experience Personal Training and Group Training.

5. Work Conditions:

  • Ability to lead assigned classes and sessions, demonstrating exercise techniques and perform associated physical activities.
  • Ability to stand and be mobile majority of work shift.
  • Stretch, bend, and lift up to 50lbs and move heavy equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in the event of an emergency.

6. Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position, but it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association's success.

YMCA of the North
Laura Lindeman
651 Nicollet Mall Suite 500
Minneapolis MN 55402
United States

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