• PT Personal Trainer

    Location US-IL-Palatine
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Instructors - Personal Trainers
    Salary Min
    USD $20.00/Hr.
    Salary Max
    USD $30.00/Hr.
  • 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 ten universities within the United States.


    The Health and Recreation Center at Harper College is a state-of-the-art facility in Palatine, Illinois, currently under CENTERS management. The newly renovated 135,000 square foot state of the art facility is slated to open in August 2018 and offers a four court fieldhouse, suspended jogging track, aquatics center, fitness studios, cardio/strength areas and numerous programs, services, intramural sport activities and special events. 


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Safely instruct client through an effective personal training session at the Health and Recreation Center
    • Provide quality customer service to all clients and potential clients, regardless of fitness level, appearance, or otherwise
    • Ensure client safety throughout the personal training session
    • Communicate effectively with the supervisor through phone, email, or in person
    • Enforce all program policies and procedures as it pertains to the personal training program
    • Respond to any incidents / accidents and follow the emergency action plan
    • Represent the Department of Campus Recreation in a positive light at all times
    • Attend all staff trainings and meetings
    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Maintain current CPR /AED and first aid certification
    • Possess current certification in one of the following, examples include, but not limited to: ACE, NASM, ACSM, NSCA; additional NCCA-accredited certifications are often acceptable and will be reviewed for consideration
    • Leadership and supervisory abilities
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm
    • Excellent organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle

    Preferred Skills

    • 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, endurance testing, and flexibility testing
    • Proficient with exercise prescription and developing progressive workouts for clients

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    Work Environment

    • Fitness center environment
    • Moderate to loud noise
    • Occasional evening or weekend work                            

    Physical Demands

    • Lifting heavy equipment
    • Standing or walking for at least 90% of the time
    • Occasional bending, stooping
    • Hearing and talking


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