Fitness Trainee/Fitness Coach

Manatee County YMCA - Bradenton Branch
Job Description
Fitness Coach are needed for evenings and weekends. As a coach you will engage new members and follow them through their initial 6 week “Strong Start Program”. You’ll set goals, design individualized exercise program based on each member’s age and fitness level, educate the member on general fitness principles for healthy living and monitor progress.
You are responsible for the member’s safety, track their appointments, document progress and meet weekly with the fitness director on member’s progress. Must be professional, dependable and able to enforce and adhere to all rules and regulations of the fitness center and training policies.
  • Knowledge of basic fitness principles, anatomy and physiology.
  • Personal Trainer certification preferred but not required. If not PT certified, will be classified as a Fitness Trainee until YMCA Fitness Coach courses are completed.
  • Know how to take blood pressure, measurements and calculate target hear rate.
  • Must exemplify a healthy lifestyle, have a professional appearance, be punctual and reliable.
  • Have a positive, upbeat attitude.
  • Must be able to work with a variety of clients and those with special medical concerns.
  • Able to pass a background & drug screening.
  • Must be able to complete the following training within 30 days of hire:
    • CPR/AED Pro and First Aid certification.
    • Complete required Redwoods Risk Management online training courses.
    • Attend New Hire Orientation.
Mail or drop off completed YMCA application (found on our website at to Jacqueline McMahon at 3805 59th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 or email to Please include all current certifications.
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