Wellness Coach
Job Details
Schererville Family YMCA - Schererville, IN

Are you an energetic and supportive person with a background in fitness and/or customer service? Would you like to help people transform their lives by taking control of their health and fitness?

We are now hiring Wellness Coaches!  Help members feel good about exercise and gain confidence in their fitness skills by being a positive, motivating presence in the fitness center. Wellness Coaches also help create clean, organized and welcoming environment for all. 

Wellness Coaches receive a free monthly individual Crossroads YMCA membership.


POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Delivers excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants. The Wellness Coach is responsible for providing a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  1. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA.
  2. Coaches members in support of their desired behavior change.
    • Regularly checks on members' progress in meeting personal and program goals.
    • Answers questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living.
    • Utilizes tools and information for the purpose of increasing member knowledge of wellness as well as wellness programs provided through the YMCA (handouts, schedules, etc.)
    • Introduces new members to group exercise communities based on their health and well-being goals.
    • May conduct post-enrollment interviews to understand new members' definition of well-being, personal goals, cultural background, healthcare needs, diverse abilities and interests and develops plans to meet their individual needs.
  3. Refrains from writing diets, prescribing supplements or diagnosing/curing any type of injury or illness; always referring members to a doctor when needed health or well-being is questioned.
  4. Maintains and cleans equipment according to the schedule or as requested by supervisor.
  5. Assist in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  7. Attends all staff meetings.
  8. Accepts additional responsibilities as deemed appropriate within the scope of the job description.


  • Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively.
  • Must have high level of alertness, concentration, and initiative.
  • Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform job responsibilities.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; occasionally stoop/bend.
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times


  • Know and model the Crossroads YMCA staff pledge to ensure participants have a legendary experience.
  • Acquaint and recommend members to participate in a variety of YMCA programs.
  • Develop professional relationships that promote the building of small communities.
  • Recommend participation in a variety of YMCA programs.
  • Support our YMCA annual campaign by inviting members to participate.
  • Build an environment in which valuing diversity and inclusion is encouraged.
Paid lifeguard training!