• 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 (Building M) is a 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and is currently under CENTERS management. The Health and Recreation Center 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.


    • Safely instruct client through an effective personal training session at the Recreation Center.
    • Provide quality customer service to all clients and potential clients, regardless of fitness level, appearance, or otherwise.
    • Ensure client safety throughout the strength and cardiovascular areas
    • 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.
    • Enforce all building policies and procedures and assist as needed during emergencies.
    • Attend all Personal Training and all-department staff meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Requirements:


    • Possess current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
    • 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, and 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 lifestyles.



    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.

    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

    • Office environment/fitness center environment
    • Moderate to loud noise
    • Occasional evening or weekend work                            

    Physical Demands

    • Lifting heavy equipment
    • Standing or walking for at least 50% of the work day
    • Occasional bending, stooping
    • Hearing and talking


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