Personal Trainer

Job Description

Essential Functions

  • Protect the safety and well-being of each client, while providing the best customer service possible
  • Provide clients with the safest and most effective wellness program to help them achieve their fitness goals 
  • Greet clients warmly and enthusiastically to create and maintain an atmosphere that cultivates long-term participation
  • Create customized workout programs based on initial client goals, assessing progress periodically, and modifying workout programs to progress to reach goals
  • Perform physiological assessments/functional movement screenings as directed/needed
  • Enter and update appointment statuses and packages daily on Appointment Plus software in order to track each client’s number of sessions
  • Receive daily communications about potential clients and weekly area updates and respond within established timeframe
  • Seek to increase retention rates and foster client satisfaction and loyalty through service and promotion

Job Expectations

  • Inspire and motivate each client to achieve his or her individual fitness goals
  • Ensure the gym equipment is in good working condition and report issues to your supervisor
  • Attend all mandatory in-services and trainings
  • Communicate work availability to supervisors each semester
  • Understand warm-up and cool-down period with activating/stretching of all involved major muscle groups
  • Understand training principles, progressions, adaptations, and basic human anatomy and physiology in order to create effective wellness programs for clients
  • Demonstrate the proper use of exercise equipment in the fitness center
  • Understand and adapt to work with populations at all fitness levels
  • Demonstrate and educate clients on proper body mechanics, contraindications, progressions, and modifications
  • Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university personnel and community authorities, and completion of paperwork
  • Arrive early for client sessions, dressed in provided uniforms, presenting a professional appearance and enthusiastic attitude
  • Follow procedures set forth in the employee handbook, as well as all departmental and university policies
  • Sanitize equipment and space during and after each session.  Clean space of all equipment after each session

General Schedule

This position requires flexibility and adaptability to accommodate clients in scheduling hourly work sessions within the operating hours of the Rec and Wellness Center (Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. –10:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.). This position is available Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters with potential hours available during semester and holiday breaks. A minimum of 7 hours per week is expected, with a maximum of 20 hours.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Maintain nationally accredited Personal Training and CPR/AED certifications
  • Currently enrolled student of Auburn University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Successfully complete in-house training demonstrating skills and knowledge required by nationally accredited Personal Training certification

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires the ability to lift, push, and equipment approximately 50 lbs. in weight
  • Position requires being on your feet and walking

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communications, organization, and attention to detail

Location Personal Training 
Compensation Starting Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour 
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