Personal Trainer

Metro YMCA of the Oranges

Personal Trainer

Wayne YMCA, 1 PIKE DR, WAYNE, New Jersey, United States of America

Req #714

Saturday, January 13, 2024

We are an all – inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

Under the general direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Personal Trainer provides customer service, guidance and leadership to all members and participants in the Fitness Center. The individual is responsible to maintain a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


Lead members through exercise routines

Evaluate members’ fitness level and skillset to plan reachable goals

Instruct members about safe and effective exercise techniques using exercise equipment that includes but is not limited to weight equipment, cardio machines and free weights.

Answer questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living. Motivate and assist members and participants with their wellness and fitness programs.

Build effective and authentic relationships with members; help members connect with each other and the YMCA.

Maintain working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.

Assist members and participants with spotting while weight lifting.

Observe participants and members’ activities; enforce safety regulations and positively explain and interpret all YMCA safety policies.

Walk through and monitor the Fitness Center periodically.

Report any equipment problems to the Director and maintain the Fitness Center’s cleanliness.

Complete Fitness Floor checklist (cleaning and maintaining all equipment in Fitness Center) in its entirety.

Complete opening and closing checklist and sign every shift (when applicable).

Give members ample notice if there is a need to change appointment times and respond quickly to members who must change their schedules

Follow YMCA policies and procedures; respond to emergency situations.

Maintain required certifications.

Attend mandatory meetings and trainings.

Demonstrate and model the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Exhibit personal and professional behavior in a manner consistent with the best interest of the Association, so as not to bring discredit to the Association

Perform such other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the Supervisor.


Mission Advancement : Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


High school diploma or equivalent; College degree in a related field preferred.

An understanding for the need and importance of screening and member assessment ; proficiency in conducting these evaluations initially and progressively

Required CPR, First Aid and AED certifications or obtain within 30 days of hire date.

Working knowledge of body mechanics and physical fitness principles.

Certification in areas of expertise.

Excellent customer service, sales and interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate effectively with members and staff.

Strong time management and organizational skills.

Ability to work as a member of the team, provide high quality customer service, and maintain productive relationships with other agencies and YMCA members and staff is essential.


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions.

Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.

The physical ability to lift and move up to 60lbs. Individual must be able to perform related physical skills such as spotting in a safe manner.

Ability to stand for extended periods of time (3-4 hours).

Must have the visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents. Must possess the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.


Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process

Personal protective equipment provided

Symptom screening and self-reporting

Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.)

Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures

Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities.

Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

Other details

Pay Type Hourly

Wayne YMCA, 1 PIKE DR, WAYNE, New Jersey, United States of America