Wellness/Fitness Coach
Washington, DC

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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
1112 16th Street, NW Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Exercise / Fitness
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Part Time
No Travel
Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is celebrating over 160 years of charitable service to the Washington Metropolitan area. The Y has a strong commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y is a cause driven organization that offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference. We invite you to join us in this amazing work to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and discover a career that is so much more than a job.

About the Job

Located at YMCA Alexandria (420 E. Monroe Ave. Alexandria, VA) the Wellness Coach position provides information on various fitness programs, offers advice, and assists members with getting acclimated to their personal wellness program to support healthy living goals.

Some of the exciting things you will do as a Wellness Coach include but are not limited to:

  • ·         Demonstrates the proper utilization of every piece of fitness equipment, as well as provides each member with an applicable and basic workout program for all machines
  • ·         Identifies potentially dangerous situations and responds proactively whenever possible
  • ·         Obtains and maintains all certifications to perform their job to the standards and ideals of the YMCA
  • ·         Creates connections to members and encourages members to connect to other members and staff
  • ·         Provides members with information regarding: YMCA Mission Program Guide, Group Exercise Schedule, Branch Services, For a better us
  • ·         Effectively explains to members, the benefits of working out along with orientating and motivating members to take part in additional wellness services: Equipment Orientation Process, Fitlinxx or Fitness Advisor Process, Fitness Evaluation Process, Personal Training, Group Exercise classes, Wellness socials
  • ·         Follows all YMCA policies and procedures, and display interest and enthusiasm
  • ·         Other duties as required
Job Requirements
• High school diploma or GED
• BA/BS is exercise science or related field preferred
• Current certifications for CPR/First Aid, AED
• YMCA Personal Training National certification in strength training (ACE; ACSM; YMCA; Etc...)
• Must be able to communicate clearly with participant
• Knowledge of equipment maintenance
• Must display an outgoing personality, enabling him/her to relate well to members
• Must be a team player helping-out in other areas as required, incorporating the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
Working Conditions:
• Must be able to bend, sit, stand, or pick-up at least 35 pounds
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
Nicole Harrison
1112 16th Street, NW Ste. 700
Washington DC 20036
United States

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