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Downtown YMCA - Tuscaloosa, AL
$17.00 - $28.50



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Instructs individual member clients in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels. Effectively builds community within the class. Modifies training as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.



  • Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational personal training sessions, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
  • Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
  • Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.
  • Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
  • Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.
  • Keeps accurate client attendance records.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • At least one year of experience as a personal trainer preferred.
  • Required certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, national personal training certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM, ACSM, NSCA).
  • Certification in areas of expertise.
  • Eligible for or holds BloodBorne Pathogens and Oxygen certifications.