Position: Personal Trainer
q Where are you personal training now? How many hours per week?
q Why do you want to leave your current employer?
q What are your goals for the next five years?
q Will you need additional education to reach these goals?
q Have you had any sales or telemarketing training?
q How have you promoted your services?
q What benefits of personal training do you promote?
q What promotional materials have you used? Did you create them?
q What current certifications do you have?
q Give me an example of a fitness program you would design for someone with cancer? Arthritis? Heart problems?
q How do you keep track of your client’s progress?
q What type of organizational tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
q What special skills could you bring to our club?
q What continuing education courses or seminars have you attended?
q How would you define “maintaining a professional image” for a personal trainer?
q What does “provide excellent customer service” mean to you?
q Are you familiar with the fitness equipment we have at this club?
q How many hours of personal training would you like to do per week?
q What computer skills do you have?
Review the job description in detail and then ask if they can perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation? If they need accommodations, ask them to write their suggested reasonable accommodations.
q Are you CPR and AED certified or are you willing to take a certification class?
q Why do you want to work at this club?
q Do you have any vacation scheduled?
PERSONAL TRAINER JOB DESCRIPTION
As a personal trainer, you are to provide personalized fitness instruction to members and prospective members and to assist each of your clients to reach their fitness goals in a safe and effective manner.
q Follow all club policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook
q Review client’s fitness profiles before their training session
q Maintain detailed client records as required by supervisor
q Teach and train according to the principles and philosophies of the Fitness Director
q Promote yourself and personal training through telephone calls to new members, old members and past clients.
q Give suggestions and ideas for new ways to promote personal training
q Be punctual for appointments and club meetings
q Be prompt in providing all required reports and documentation
q Correctly fill out payroll information and submit in a timely manner
q Work with member’s physician as needed
q Know about club activities and promote the to your clients
q Attend seminars for continuing education regarding fitness screening, uses of new cardiovascular equipment and other appropriate topics
q Attend seminars on how to sell personal training
q Maintain records of your client’s appointments and the substance of their sessions
q Help make each member’s visit to the club a pleasant experience
q Have a professional appearance and wear name tags at all times
q Maintain a professional and positive attitude at all times
q Be a team player
q Maintain current required certifications
q Have a Bachelor of Science degree or a degree in a related field
q Must have a current training certification from ACE, ACSM, ISSA, or NSCA
q Must have a minimum of two years personal training experience if you don’t have the degree
q Needs current CPR certification
q Needs to be creative and show motivational materials that he/she has used in the past
q Must have an affinity for the product
q Needs excellent verbal and promotional skills
q Be able to perform simple math and basic writing skills
q Have good verbal and written communication skills
q Be able to see and hear
q Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time
q When demonstrating equipment, will need to bend, twist, pull, reach and lift
q Must be able to put weights back on weight stacks