YMCA of Greater Seattle

Personal Trainer - Healthy Living III

Job Locations US-WA-Shoreline
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/30/2023 5:18 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Dale Turner Family YMCA
Health & Well-being
19290 Aurora Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $24.00/Hr.


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Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

*This is an on-site position

Provides specialized individual or small group training. Instructs individual or group wellness, fitness, trainings and/or related classes.   Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides motivational coaching to members participating in ongoing YMCA programs. 


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire

Hiring Range: $24/hour - $26.40/hour DOE





  1. Plans and instructs classes or programs in a specialty area. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.
  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationship building among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.
  3. Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
  4. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  5. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
  6. Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.
  7. Ensures safe and effective classes. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.
  8. Conveys basic knowledge of all Y Total Health/Activate America programs.
  9. Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Total Health participants providing motivational support and counseling. Accurately maintains related records.
  10. Leads ongoing YMCA Total Health classes or programs in a specialized area.


  1. Two or more years experience teaching or practicing in specialized area.
  2. Ability to lead a class or provide individual service.
  3. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  4. Ability to motivate and educate members.
  5. Ability to set up, move and store equipment.
  6. Personal Trainer certification: Nationally recognized certification such as YMCA Fitness Specialist Trainer, YMCA Fitness Testing and Assessment Specialist Trainer, ACSM, ACE, NSCA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Current state approved first aid certification.*
  2. Current state approved CPR certification.*
  3. High school education or equivalent.
  4. Total Service/Total Health Training**
  5. Knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  6. Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful. 

*       Within thirty days of employment.

**     Within 60 days of employment.


Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

*Internal Candidates can apply without the certification, certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire through the YGS professional development opportunity. For more information speak to your district director.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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