YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Fitness Attendant

Fitness Attendant

Job ID 
South Side
Posted Date 
6330 S. Stony Island
# Positions 
Fitness, Health, Wellness
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Evening and weekends 10-20 hours

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Responsibilities & Requirements

You are the “Y”.

We're more than a gym—we are a community committed to strengthening bodies, minds and neighborhoods. The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through fitness and healthy living, academic readiness, character development, and violence prevention. Our network of 23 membership centers across the city and suburbs, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. Leverage your passion for fitness to be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live.


Job Summary:


Provide customer service, guidance, and leadership to all members and participants. Create and deliver fitness programs, including cardiovascular exercise, muscle conditioning and flexibility.


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver fitness programs that meet individual members’ needs.
  • Represent the YMCA by utilizing tools and information to increase member knowledge of fitness as well as other programs provided through the YMCA (handouts, charts, brochures, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with members by providing personal attention every shift to all participants through a proactive approach.
  • Provide assistance/guidance and make an effort to acknowledge all members in the fitness room.
  • Instruct members on correct position and body alignment to prevent injuries.
  • Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents. Reports equipment problems.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.  Maintains current certifications.
  • Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs.  Motivates members to commit to long-term participation. 
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
  • Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.

Commitment to Inclusion:


Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations.



  • Have specific knowledge and ability in fitness instruction.
  • Possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and small groups.
  • Obtain YMCA Basic Fitness Leadership certification within first six months of employment, or have current A.C.E. Certification or equivalent.
  • At least 18 years of age at time of hire.