About the Job

Job Title

Personal Trainer

Job Category

Personal Trainer


Harlem YMCA
New York, New York 10030

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Job Description and Requirements

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers - to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Harlem YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will conduct safe, dynamic, fulfilling and effective personal training for members seeking to enhance their conditioning and performance. The Personal Trainer will conduct safe, dynamic, fulfilling and effective personal training for members seeking to enhance their conditioning and performance. The incumbent must be available to work shifts as a floor trainer to conduct Personal Y Fitness appointments and monitor the floor.

Conduct safe, effective and fulfilling personal training sessions for members based on their goals and capabilities, and other relevant information.
Meet/exceed personal client caseload goals.
Maintain current certifications and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics and their relationship to the development of strength, cardiovascular and flexibility programs.
Provide a high degree of service through a professional relationship with members in regards to their needs, concerns, and questions about the YMCA, its programs and its mission.
Meet with client for initial interview and administer required paperwork prior to commencement of fitness assessment.
Notify supervisor of any equipment out of service or in need of repair.
Adhere to the YMCA of Greater New York's Healthy Lifestyles Standards and Guidelines, Personal Training and Fitness Assessment Best Practices.
Maintain familiarity with current fitness trends, protocol, methods and programming.
Demonstrate ability to relate to and work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for emergency situations.
Attend training opportunities necessary for the position.

High School diploma or equivalent.
Current Y-USA/NCCA accredited Personal Training certification.
Current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications.
Exceptional customer service skills.


Shearrod Duncan
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line "Personal Trainer" to sduncan@ymcanyc.org or to:
Harlem YMCA
Attn.: Shearrod Duncan
180 West 135th
Street New York, NY 10030

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[posted Feb 13, 2018]

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