• PT Personal Trainer

    Location US-AL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Instructors - Personal Trainers
  • Overview

    CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.


    Essential Responsibilities:

    Provide safe and effective fitness instruction to patrons and clients within University Recreation, while upholding a premium level of customer service through professionalism, quality communication, time management, appropriate motivation, assisting with questions and concerns, and ensuring a safe and clean fitness environment.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Provide quality fitness instruction to all clients and potential clients, regardless of ability level, fitness level, experience, appearance, or otherwise
    • Communicate effectively with supervisor through phone, email, or in person
    • Enforce all program policies and procedures as related to fitness services
    • Enforce all facility policies and procedures, and assist as needed during emergencies
    • Maintain accurate records as assigned, and submit reports to supervisor
    • Attend all personal trainer staff meetings and other department meetings as directed
    • Maintain current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications and complete all audit skills testing
    • Maintain certification in personal training, or obtain certification by August 2018. Examples of certifying agencies include:  ACE, ACSM, IFPA, NASM, NCCPT, NCSF, NESTA, NETA, NFPT, NSCA, PTA Global, Inc., The Cooper Institute, etc
    • Other duties as assigned



    Minimum Requirements:

    • Experience training fitness clients
    • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/AED and First Aid certifications and nationally recognized, personal fitness training certification
    • Leadership and motivational abilities
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm
    • Excellent organizational, and written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Knowledge of standard practices in fitness and recreational areas
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles                                                                                                                   

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Additional experience training small groups of fitness clients
    • Possess current accredited personal fitness training certification from a professional organization recognized by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA)



    Technical Competencies

    • Proficiency with Fitness Assessment Equipment, including but not limited to: Blood Pressure, Height, Weight, Body Fat measurement with calipers, Waist to Hip Ratio, Cardiovascular Testing, Muscular Strength and Endurance Testing, and Flexibility Testing
    • Proficient with Exercise Prescription and developing progressive workouts for clients
    • Basic computer competency

    Professional Competencies

    • Ability to handle customer service issues as related to fitness activity
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patrons and professional staff
    • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively and efficiently

    Human Relations:

    Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    Work Environment and Physical Demands:


    Work Environment

    • Fitness areas with loud music and noise
    • Early morning, evening or weekend work as assigned
    • Extended periods of time standing, demonstrating, jumping, swiftly moving, and other general physical movements

    Physical Demands

    • Eye-hand coordination
    • Hearing and talking
    • Extended periods of activity and communicating


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