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Personal Trainers

Marin YMCA
Peninsula Family YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Salary range: 
$29.00 to $40.00 per hour
Start date: 
Jun 03, 2024

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

About the Job

The Personal Trainer creates a meaningful and nurturing YMCA member experience by demonstrating the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

As a member of the YMCA Health & Wellness team, a Personal Trainer is responsible for working closely with individual members providing accommodation, instruction and motivation toward a healthy lifestyle in either one-on-one, semi-private or small group sessions. The trainer meets each clients’ individual needs by developing an effective and safe exercise regimen according to the clients’ goals and level of fitness, offering a wide range of choice and variation of exercises. Conducts initial client consultations, interacts with members, maintains a clean, safe environment, and follows sound exercise science protocols and guidelines. Delivers a high level of customer service and ensures a positive experience.

Salary range: $29.00 to $40.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Flexible schedule with a minimum 5-10 hours per week during branch operating hours, depending on the branch.
  • Nationally recognized Personal Training Certification (NASM, NSCA, ACSM or ACE preferred.)
  • Must have a good understanding of the YMCA movement, mission, and vision. 
  • Within 30 days of hire:
    • Obtain Y approved CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
    • Complete (4)Y-USA Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) e-learnings.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least one year of experience applying exercise science principles in a fitness environment.
  • Sales or customer service experience.
  • Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin language skills.







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees