YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Mills County YMCA
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Health and Wellness
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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Personal Trainers are responsible for ensuring the safety and exercise efficacy of clients through education, exercise program design, and proper exercise technique.


  1. Designs safe and effective exercise programs based on client goals and needs – programs will be reviewed by Personal Training Lead staff to ensure quality.
  2. Maintains professionalism and client rapport as well as continuing education with an emphasis on enhancing the spiritual, physical and mental health of each client and member.
  3. Works independently, organizing multiple client records and maintains strict confidentiality.
  4. Exhibits a positive attitude and models a healthy lifestyle.
  5. Educates clients and members about fitness and wellness principles.
  6. Actively participates in departmental and branch meetings and/or trainings.
  7. Performs other duties assigned.



Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys 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.



  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Two or more years of college, pursuing a degree in Exercise Science, Wellness Health Promotion or related health field preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and general office skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally to large and small groups of members and the ability to work with varying fitness levels and ages.
  • All trainers must hold a nationally recognized, current, Personal Trainer certification from approved organization.
  • Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; BLS CPR; First Aid; Emergency Oxygen Administration and YMCA program-specific trainings (provided by YMCA)
  • Keep all certifications, including CPR, First Aid, and Personal Training up to date


Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Wellness Center environment, must be able to stand for extended periods of time, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry up to 45 pounds.
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.