Personal Trainer - Westminster (Hill)

Westminster, MD, USA Req #2649
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.   If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.


Under the supervision of the Fitness Director, or other assigned associate, Personal Trainer is responsible for delivering excellent services to all members, guest, and program participants. The primary function of the Personal Trainer will be to highly engage with members, guest, and program participants by providing/training high quality, appropriately challenging, and fun exercise routines to meet the needs of the individual including 1-on-1 training, partner training, small/medium/large group training, and also providing a safe and welcoming environment.



  • Reports to work in uniform a minimum of fifteen minutes prior to assigned shift in order to receive communications and instructions from supervisor or associate, and to prepare the appropriate space. 
  • Provide excellent services to members, guest, and program participants in the Y center, on the phone, and through email exchange
  • Through engagement, build meaningful relationships with members, guest, and program participants with positive and solution driven interaction
  • Promote wellness concepts that embody well-rounded healthy and safe lifestyle
  • Obtain and maintain national personal training certification, and continuous education on formats
  • Maintain needed CECs, certification requirement, and ongoing trainings needed
  • Adhere to the format and certification requirements while training
  • Embody sensitivity and patience in dealing with diverse membership and wellness levels; avoid intimidated wellness environment  
  • Coach and encourage members to meet their wellness goals
  • Maintain administrative responsibilities including recording appointments and ongoing communication for supervisor
  • Monitor, clean, and inspect equipment regularly; report any challenges or concerns
  • Adhere/enforce to all policies, guidelines, rules, and best practices as outlined by the Y in Central Maryland with positive interaction
  • Leader in handling conflict, concerns, member frustrations, and unusual center situations
  • Informing proper leaders of operating challenges and/or conflicts during operating hours (either with members and/or associates)
  • Focus on quality experiences and engagement within programs, services, and activities
  • Promotes a professional image and maintains a clean and safe environment at all times.
  • Ability to work with diverse population, all ages, genders, and sexual orientations
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings as assigned
  • Incorporate the four character values of the YMCA:  Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and adhere to the YCM Code of Conduct
  • Communicate the Y mission and objectives to the community.
  • Assist in all other areas as assigned.


Personal Trainer will meet the qualifications set forth by the Y in Central Maryland. Associates shall be of good character and reputation; capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities; capable of accepting training and supervision; and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in writing as applicable to the job responsibility.  Minimum qualifications include:


  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Ability to be effective communicator
  • Prefer fitness and/or personal training experiences 
  • Required to have nationally recognized accredited personal training certification (e.g. ACE, NASM, ISSA, NCSF)
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Current CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certification (or within 30 days of hire)
  • Flexible Schedule, days, nights and weekends
  • Completion of new associate training (including Child Abuse Prevention) before scheduled to work
The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details

  • Job Family Fitness/Wellness
  • Pay Type Hourly