Personal Trainer

Company : Name Linked Lake View YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Location : Address
3333 N. Marshfield
Fitness, Health, Wellness
Various shifts available including days, evenings and weekends.

Make A Difference In Your Community!


Personal Trainer Opportunity!


The Lake View YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The Lake View Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. 


In addition to joining our mission and making a difference in your community, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago offers great perks for all part-time employees. 

  • Free YMCA membership 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Earned Sick Leave
  • Flexible scheduling


Position Summary: We are looking for energetic, creative, and enthusiastic Personal Trainers to join the YMCA team. This position is great for candidates looking to impact a growing, dynamic organization and their community significantly.


Apply today to become and leverage your passion for fitness!


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • 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 regularly to follow-up on the 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 training as required to meet certification requirements. 


Requirements and Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent with at least a year of Personal Training experience.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications. 
  • NASM, ACSM, ACE, or AFAA highly recommended at the time of hire.
  • Must obtain strength training certification and YMCA Principles of Health and Fitness within 90 days of hire.
  • Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy. 
  • Ability to motivate and lead members. 
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations. 
  • Ability to work with varying fitness levels and ages.

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.


All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support 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


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