Personal Trainer Job Description

Personal Trainer Job Description

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Personal trainer provides clients with fitness assessments, individual exercise prescriptions, strength training and flexibility programs, fitness and lifestyle instruction, and orientations to fitness facilities and equipment.

Personal Trainer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective personal trainer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included personal trainer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develope individualized exercise programs consistent with our members’ personal fitness and exercise goals
Conduct initial consultation appointments with members which includes body fat analysis, nutritional counseling, proper use of fitness equipment, and proper form of exercises
Schedule and conduct service appointments with members which includes body fat analysis, nutritional counseling, proper use of fitness equipment, and proper form of exercises
Make our clubs easy to use by guiding and educating members and clients on comprehensive fitness programs products
Prospect non-training members and promote personal training (privates/semi-privates), Small Group Training, Pilates, Group Fitness classes, and all programs and events
Maximize the member fitness and health results by accurately prescribing and defining exercise programs based on individual assessment results, goals, and national industry standards
Work as a team to reach performance goals by directing fitness assessment clients into results-driven programs
Demonstrate working knowledge of all aspects of fitness testing
Designs fitness classes for members of various abilities and interests
Leads groups fitness activities

Personal Trainer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Personal Trainer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED, ACE

Education for Personal Trainer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the personal trainer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science, Health, Recreation, Physical Education, Education, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Health Promotion

Skills for Personal Trainer

Desired skills for personal trainer include:

Cardiovascular training
Fitness
Nutrition and program design
Physiology
Exercise technique and body mechanics
Anatomy
Basic exercise science
Basic nutrition
Functional exercise
Aspects of fitness testing

Desired experience for personal trainer includes:

A national certification and AED/CPR is a must
Corrective exercise background is a plus
Must be outgoing and personable
Provide Healthy Start appointments to new members
Current advanced CPR & First Aid/AED Certification required (From either Red Cross or American Heart Association)
Personal Training experience preferred but not required

Personal Trainer Examples

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Personal Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a personal trainer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for personal trainer
  • Fulfills member service requirements such as fitness assessments and equipment operations, service desk duties and fitness equipment cleaning
  • We offer Group Fitness classes at this location
  • Motivates guests to adhere to a fitness program and achieve goals
  • Evaluates the guest’s physical fitness level
  • Develops a fitness program for the guest
  • Monitors the progress for the guest's fitness program
  • Assists members in the Fitness Center with use of equipment
  • Prepares the fitness department equipment and supplies daily
  • Maintains appropriate standards of conduct, dress, hygiene, uniform, appearance and posture, all personnel involved in the Fitness Center operation or under his/her supervision
  • Discuss, motivate, and teach the guests and members how to improve their fitness, strength or physique
Qualifications for personal trainer
  • Physical effort required for daily duties include lifting heavy weights, squatting, bending, reaching, spotting & prolonged standing and walking
  • Manage client files, schedules, reminders and document exercise progress in Club Ready software
  • Personal Training Certification from a national organization such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, or any other NCCA Accredited Personal Trainer Certification Program
  • The individual hired will have the ability to start working hours as a Front Desk Attendant to network until they build a good clientele
  • Individual must possess a nationally recognized certification, ACSM, NASM, NSCA or ACE preferred
  • Applicant must be self-motivating, engaging and with a passion for helping people achieve their wellness goals
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Personal Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a personal trainer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for personal trainer
  • Discuss, motivate, and teach guests and members how to improve their fitness, strength or physique
  • Have knowledge of each area of the Spa and Fitness Center and provide information to guests about services offered in the Spa the Hotel
  • Develops safe, professional, exciting and comprehensive personal training programs to ensure clients are satisfied with their workout program and remain motivated to attain their personal fitness goals
  • Conducts fitness consultations for new clients including pre-participation screening, Medical History, Lifestyle questionnaire, and goal setting to assess and recommend personal training programs
  • Provides fitness floor assistance to all members to ensure safety, provide education, and motivate members
  • Communicate client program progress and/or problems with the Assistant Director of Fitness
  • Represent the Fitness and Wellness program and the Campus Recreation organization on an as-needed basis
  • Potential to cover customer service desk for staffed office hours, based on availability of applicant
  • Promote awareness of results driven programs thereby increasing member retention
  • Work closely with Exercise Physiologists (Wellness Manager and Supervisor) to create a smooth transition for maximum results from choice of training options
Qualifications for personal trainer
  • Conduct new member equipment orientations
  • Provide warm welcomes, fond farewells and "magic moments" for membership
  • At least one year of Personal Training experience preferred
  • Competitive commission rates
  • Ability to attend required in-services and trainings each semester
  • Must hold a certification that falls under the NCCA requirements
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Personal Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a personal trainer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for personal trainer
  • Participate in Campus Recreation fitness related special events and continuing education opportunities
  • Schedule and conduct all assessment and reassessments appointments
  • Make daily calls to members
  • Mornings
  • Service one on one 30-minute or 60-minute personal training sessions or in a group setting up to 8 people
  • We have instructor-led group classes at this location as well
  • Exhibits sensitivity to guest’s needs and cultural differences
  • Teaches exercise and conduct classes to the guests
  • Always be in top physical condition
  • Stays up-dated on the latest developments pertinent to the department and becomes well-versed and trained in their usage
Qualifications for personal trainer
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in the fitness or exercise industry
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance or higher
  • Nationally recognized certification required
  • Personal Trainer certification from a nationally accredited organization (NESTA, ACE, ACSM, Cooper Fitness, NASM, NATA, NSCA, NPTI, ISSA)
  • Minimum of two years personal training experience
  • Must be available evenings and weekends with a flexible schedule to meet your clients needs
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Personal Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of personal trainer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for personal trainer
  • Assist the reception desk
  • Performs whatever is necessary to ensure and maintain a pleasant visit for each guest, have enough towels and water supply for guests
  • Conducts tours of the facility
  • Maintains cleanliness and neatness of the facility, especially after guest use
  • Customize exercise plans for the guests and members based on their goals
  • Customize exercise plans for guests and members based on their goals
  • Design and train Small Group Training (SGT) programs weekly
  • Clean and properly flip the treatment area after each service
  • Maintain a well-stocked work area
  • Provide professional personal training services for any guest/resident
Qualifications for personal trainer
  • Must be reliable and committed to our clients!
  • Personal Trainer certification from a nationally accredited organization (NESTA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, NATA, NSCA, NPTI, ISSA) OR agreement to be certified within 60 days of employment
  • Exercised based College Degree preferred
  • Fun and personable team player
  • We prefer someone who lives in or at least close to Boulder City, NV or willing to travel
  • Muscle Activation Techniques Experience Preferred
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Personal Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a personal trainer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for personal trainer
  • Provide quality, safe, effective training sessions for clients, consistent in meeting their goals
  • Attend all mandatory monthly department in-service meetings and all staff training/meetings held within the week before each semester
  • Conduct personal training sessions within the policies and guidelines established by Campus Recreation and all national safety guidelines
  • Be punctual and conduct yourself in a professional manner
  • Promote Personal Training with Campus Recreation
  • Seek continual client feedback
  • Successfully complete and maintain CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • Work at least 1-2 front desk shifts per week
  • Create programming and training opportunities for members
  • Conduct new Member Fit Start appointments in accordance with club standards
Qualifications for personal trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer under NSCA, ACSM, ACE, NASM, or Cooper Institute
  • Previous personal training/managing experience Bachelor's Degree or higher in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or Nutrition is is preferred
  • Degree in exercise-related field (exercise science, exercise physiology, etc)
  • Personal Training certifications- ACSM, NSCA, or ACE
  • 4+ years of field experience (if you do not have an exercise-related degree)
  • Provide exceptional customer service and build a loyal client base

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