YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Fitness Consultant

Fitness Consultant

Job ID 
South Side
Posted Date 
6330 S. Stony Island
# Positions 
Fitness, Health, Wellness
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Day and Time Needed says (All)

Hours Per Week -10

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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 20 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:


Sells personal training packages to Y members and provides personal training consultations to individual members and small groups.


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Sells personal training packages to Y members
  • Designs and implements safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs that will meet the unique needs and wants of each member.
  • Plans and instructs individuals, small groups or classes with a personalized approach following YMCA standards and guidelines.
  • Contacts members on a regular basis to follow-up on progression of their fitness program.
  • Keeps accurate records of members’ progress.
  • Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs.  Motivates members to commit to long term participation.
  • Ensures safe and effective workouts.  Responds to, and reports, accidents, incidents, and equipment problems.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.  Maintains current certifications.

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

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. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.



  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Nationally recognized Personal training certifications (such as NASMACSM, ACE, or AFAA) are highly recommended.
  • YMCA Principles of Health and Fitness and Strength Training certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours a week, including nights and weekends.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.