Fitness Coach





Fitness Coach

YMCA: St. Cloud Area Family YMCA

Location: St. Cloud, MN

Job Summary:

Join a growing movement serving Central Minnesota in Youth Development, Healthy

Living, and Social Responsibility. Serving over 17,000 and growing, we opened our new facility in May 2017! Come join our team as a Fitness Coach.


Key Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Healthy Living Director, the Fitness Coach will assist

with motivating and educating our fitness members in leading healthy lifestyles. They will

monitor the fitness rooms as fitness members use the exercise equipment. Fitness Coaches

should greet and build relationships with all members. They are available to help motivate and

educate our members in all areas of wellness. This person should demonstrate excellent

customer service skills dealing with program participants and support staff.



  1. Minimum 18 years of age
  2. CPR/First Aid/AED Certified within 30 days of hire
  3. New Staff Orientation required within 90 days of hire
  4. Working towards a four year degree in health/wellness field



  1. Strong interpersonal communication skills required
  2. Ability to work with youth and adults from beginner to advanced levels of fitness experience
  3. Must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job
  4. Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds
  5. Fitness Coach must abide by YMCA policies, procedures and guidelines and complete incident reports as necessary
  6. Prior to monitoring the fitness floor alone, the Fitness Coach must train with a mentor and be approved by the Healthy Living Director
  7. Must be willing to have flexible working hours. Must be able to work some weekend hours.



  • Connect with members using Listen First techniques
  • Offer information on proper use of exercise equipment
  • Establish a healthy emotional environment to impact adherence
  • Take initiative to sell Personal Training during Fitness Coaching shifts and member interactions
  • Integrate the mission of the YMCA and follow the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into the healthy living aspect of job responsibilities
  • Take professional initiative to promote personal training, clinics and all wellness-related opportunities
  • Maintains cleanliness and pleasant environment of the fitness floor
  • Inform members of new information regarding strength training safety and effectiveness
  • Create and conduct fitness challenges in the cardio and strength areas
  • Attend scheduled Fitness Coaching staff meetings
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Director


Compensation Hourly: Negotiable based on experience

Hours: Part-time 15-30 hours. Evenings hours preferred.



Send resume, cover letter, and references to

Contact: Maddie Schug, Fitness Coaching Coordinator