The Personal Trainer position reports to the Associate Director of Fitness Programs and is primarily focused on training clients registered for Barnes Center at The Arch Personal Training program. Position will provide individualized instruction, goal setting and exercise prescription for clients and maintain appropriate records relating to clients and tracking completed sessions. Personal Training programs are offered in-person and virtually.
Academic year position – August – May
Train assigned clients in accordance with program polices and national standards for safety and risk management. Work individually with clients to implement exercise prescription. Conduct fitness assessments and establish safe, reasonable client goals. Research and create workout plans for clients. Advise clients about important safety concerns and demonstrate proper techniques for exercises as needed. Complete all required program documentation accurately and on time. Utilize computerized registration system to log completion of client sessions. Conduct virtual training sessions and consultations as needed. Report equipment or facility issues if encountered. Provide outstanding customer service and respond to client scheduling requests in timely manner.
Assist with staff training and conducting program assessments for all Personal Training programs.
Assist with operation of other Fitness programs including Group Exercise, Small Group Training and Fitness Center orientations.
Demonstrated success in training a diverse client base.
Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
Variable work schedule. Evening and weekend work required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient computer skills, ability to use sound management principles, and work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse constituencies.
Current Personal Training certification from a nationally recognized fitness organization such as AFAA, NSCA, ACSM, ACE or comparable certification.
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