Fitness Coach

Hiring Organization: 
YMCA Membership Branch – Niagara Falls
Location: 
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Responsibilities: 
• Provide fitness instruction and coaching in both one-on-one and group formats; deliver service as part of the YMCA of Niagara Fitness Program • Maintain positive relationships with members through ongoing connections • Coach members to reach their health and fitness goals • Orient all new fitness members to the YMCA programs and services available to them (Individual Conditioning, ActivTrax, Personal Training, Aquatics, Group Fitness, Recreational Sports, etc.) • Accountable for pre and post appointment calls and labelling appointments after completion • Engage and connect with new members to ensure that available appointments are booked whenever possible • Build relationships with members in order to optimize members’ experience and help them to achieve their health and fitness goals • Work with members to set realistic and obtainable SMART goals • Be familiar with the model of change and support members through the various stages • Remain up to date on all YMCA programs and services to be able to accurately speak to them and answer questions • Accountable for following systems, practices and targets which support member retention • Monitor member development and progress. Provide feedback to the member that is strength based and specific to the member goals • Approach members and assist them with their fitness progress • Maintain and update member fitness records RESPONSIBILITES CON’T: • Work within scope of practice and provide nutrition advice that is in line with Canada’s Food Guide • Maintain up to date knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of individuals and fitness levels • Ensure a safe, clean and well maintained environment • Maintain SAM 2.1 Standards • Adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures as established by the YMCA of Niagara • Teach Group Fitness based on schedule requirements and certification. • Promote YMCA programs and services • Other duties as required
Qualifications: 
Minimum of Secondary School Graduation is required • Degree in Kinesiology (a registered Kinesiologist (R. Kin) who is in good standing with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario is also accepted) is an asset. • YMCA Personal Trainer Designation or equivalent required* • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-(C) certification • Current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening [Within 1 year from date of issue] will be required upon hiring • Able to lift 45 lbs. or greater
Base Salary: 
Minimum hiring rate: $14.21-$15.57/hr plus YMCA membership Start date: Immediately Part time- 5- 15 hours/week – evenings, afternoon and weekends
Additional Information: 
Successful applicants with Personal Training experience or Group Fitness Qualifications will have the opportunity to apply to be a YMCA Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor, depending on individual branch needs (internal process). Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with documentation to verify completion of (or in process of completing) Standard First Aid/CPR(C) by noon on November 29, 2019 to: E: [email protected] F: 289-362-1413 Please indicate position and branch/cities applying for in the subject line of your email. Internal applicants are expected to notify their supervisor before applying. Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request. For more information on other opportunities at the YMCA of Niagara please visit: ymcaofniagara.org