Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer


 Under the supervision of the Wellness & Member Engagement Coordinator, the Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer will assist with motivating and educating our fitness members at the Marin & Novato YMCAs.

Skills and Requirements

Wellness Coach Principal Activities:

  • Monitor the fitness room as fitness members use the exercise equipment
  • Motivate and educate fitness members in leading healthy lifestyles
  • Greet and acknowledge all members
  • Get to know members
  • Connect with members using Listen First techniques and Activate America
  • Motivate and educate fitness members
  • Offer information on proper use of exercise equipment
  • Establish a healthy emotional environment to impact adherence
  • Understand the prevention, detection, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, basic emergency procedures, and the legal and professional responsibilities of wellness coaches
  • Take initiative to sell Personal Training during Wellness Coach shifts and member interactions
  • Integrate the mission of the YMCA and follow the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into the healthy living aspect of job responsibilities
  • Assist and help train Health & Wellness Interns
  • Take professional initiative to promote personal training, clinics and all wellness relate opportunities
  • Maintain accountability to your duties
  • Support in the retention of member
  • All other duties assigned by your supervisor

Personal Trainer Principal Activities:

  • Design safe and effective 30 minute to 1 hour personal training programs for individual clients, adapting the strength training program to each person’s specific needs and abilities
  • Instruct members in the strength training principles, training procedures, and exercise techniques
  • Teach members the proper and preferred use of all the strength training equipment
  • Inform members of new information regarding strength training safety and effectiveness
  • Provide individual supervision and reinforcement during members’ training sessions
  • Promote Personal Training through personal example and member interaction
  • Help maintain a neat, clean and pleasant environment on the Wellness floor
  • Attend scheduled Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer staff meetings and participates in appropriate workshops
  • Stay current on fitness concepts and ideas
  • Attend continuing education courses and mandatory trainings

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • CPR/First Aid Certified within 30 days of hire
  • New Staff Orientation required within 90 days of hire
  • Child Abuse Prevention Training required within 90 days of hire
  • Experience in fitness instruction required. Personal Training certification required to train
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Interpersonal communication skills required
  • Ability to work with youth and adults from beginner to advanced levels of fitness experience
  • Must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds
  • Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer must abide by YMCA policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Complete incident reports as necessary

Training & Support:

Prior to monitoring the fitness floor alone, the Wellness Coach must train with a mentor and be approved by the Wellness & Member Engagement Coordinator.

Coaches are expected to keep fitness trainings up to date per YUSA guidelines.

Time Commitment
Part Time

Compensation Type


  • Marin
  • Novato

Application Instructions

Email cover letter and resume to Jessamyn Schiesel: jschiesel@ymcasf.org