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Personal Trainer

Gravenhurst, ON, Canada Req #528
April 18, 2023

LOCATION: Gravenhurst YMCA

DEPARTMENT: Health, Fitness & Aquatics




The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a registered charity dedicated to building healthy communities by nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within our community.


The YMCA is thrilled to be recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. The YMCA has always been a place for meaningful work experiences, not only because of the opportunities, but because of why we’re here. When you measure success by how many people you have helped, it adds a deeper sense of purpose to what you’re doing. By striving to improve our employee experience, we have made the YMCA a good place to work while doing good work.


Our YMCA is a trusted and respected employer of 1000 full and part time staff and hundreds of volunteers, serving tens of thousands of people each year in child care, camp, health and fitness, leadership, employment and literacy, immigrant services and youth programming. We provide upwards of $1 million in financial assistance each year to support individuals and families in local communities who otherwise would not be able to afford participation. The YMCA is committed to making its programs open and accessible to everyone.


So much more than buildings and programs, our YMCA is a place to belong and to grow strong. We promote and develop healthy minds and spirits as much as healthy bodies. We support children and youth to grow up strong, confident and resilient. We help busy individuals and families at every age and stage to connect with the people, the values and the activities that matter most to them, every day. We are committed to this work at every level of our organization because we know that when we support people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to fulfill health goals, reach their full potential and feel they truly belong, we build stronger communities. We currently operate across Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.


If you are a fitness professional who is passionate about building stronger, healthier and more connected communities, we want to talk to you.



The Wellness Coach & Personal Trainer is responsible for ensuring a safe environment and delivering quality, values based programming and services.



  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
  • Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.
  • Build and maintain relationships with members and participants through deliberate dialogue and interaction.
  • Be visible and approachable while on duty in program and service delivery. Maintain a strong presence and engage in on-floor health education, fitness leadership and individual coaching.
  • Communicate all deficiencies and problems to the Supervisor, Adult Fitness for coordinated resolution. 
  • Stay informed ensuring that all necessary changes, updates and general information is communicated effectively to members.
  • Plan, organize and deliver fitness programs and services (group and individual).  Maintain records as needed including program area maintenance items and daily checklists.
  • Deliver service friendly, fitness programming.  Monitor and maintain high quality instruction and customer service, adhering to YMCA SAM Standards and best practices.
  • Monitor and maintain a high level of ongoing member participation in the programs you are responsible for.
  • To be responsible for the safety and security of YMCA members and participants at all times:
  • Complete incident report forms for emergency and first aid situations.
  • To assist as the Duty Manager in the event of an emergency or building evacuation.
  • To provide excellence in member service, adhering to YMCA SAM Standards:
  • Respond to members concerns in a helpful and positive manner.
  • Support and work as part of a staff/volunteer team to ensure that all members’ YMCA experience is a positive one.
  • Ensure the uninterrupted delivery of membership programs and services.
  • Actively work towards maintaining a neat, clean, safe and well organized area at all times.



  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Degree or Diploma in Related Field Preferred
  • YMCA Individual Conditioning II or other recognized Personal Training and Group Fitness Certifications (preferred) i.e. CESP-CPT or CanFitPro-PTS
  • Experience teaching fitness classes or interest in learning to teach them preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer Literate/Systems Management
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Mandated training (including AODA, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety Awareness, Child Protection, PCI Compliance, etc.) is required before or shortly after commencement of work



Applications will remain open until June 16, 2023


We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department at


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Travel % 0
  • Telecommute % 0
  • Job Start Date May 7, 2023
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  • Gravenhurst, ON, Canada