Cape Ann YMCA Personal Trainer
Job Details
Cape Ann YMCA - Gloucester, MA
Part Time
4 Year Degree

Do you have a passion for fitness and enjoy inspiring others to live a healthier lifestyle?  Do you want to work for an organization that makes a difference in our community? This may be the opportunity for you!


As a Personal Trainer at the NEW Glen T. Macleod YMCA in Gloucester you will help deliver high-quality member and program participant experiences through hands-on instruction in a state of the art facility customizing workouts to meet individual clients' needs. Day to day you will engage members on the fitness floor by performing exercise demonstrations and machine overviews, suggesting workouts to new and current members, offering complimentary workouts, and responding quickly to members who exhibit signs of need. In addition to meeting regularly with clients, you recommend  adaptations and modifications to ensure suitable progression based on abilities.  It will be your responsibility to assist members as needed, act as a greeter to everyone entering the fitness center, respond to inquiries, and work to maintain the cleanliness and functioning of all equipment.  


To thrive in the position you must have proven personal training or exercise training experience and the ability to work with people from a diverse population with diverse abilities. You must have extensive knowledge of health and fitness principles and components, exercise prescription, and strength training machines. The incumbent for this role values assessment and evaluation of individual client health and understands the development of individualized personal training plans. 



  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in physical education or related field preferred
  • Certification from a nationally recognized agency such as ACE, AFFA, ASCM, NSCA, and NSPA preferred
  • Must maintain CPR, First Aid certifications
  • Available a minimum of 10 hours/week during our operating hours Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday 6:30 am - 1:30 pm



  • Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform all physical aspects of the position; including leading classes and activities, walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Must be able to lift 45-pound weight plates
  • Must be able to work outside when weather permits 
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to listen, hear, and discern members & program participants' wants, needs, and interests  
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations
  • Ability to demonstrate equipment used for exercise training


Only completed applications will be considered. To complete your application you must acknowledge that you have read the disclosure statement and submit your signature at the end of the application.  You will see a notification that your application has been submitted if complete.


For further assistance, you may contact the HR department at 978-564-3093.


The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran's status.