Personal Trainer

January 13 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Sports, Fitness, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports
Markham, ON

Applications are now being accepted for the temporary part-time position of Fitness Personal Trainers in the Fitness Unit of the Recreation Department, Community & Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by May 15, 2020.

Job Location: Citywide

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily fitness center environment
  • The successful candidate will be required to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, evenings and weekends to align with needs of the clients.

Job Summary:

Reporting to Fitness Coordinator, this position is responsible for providing a one-on-one comprehensive Fitness program in order for clients to achieve their fitness goals. Personal Trainers will be responsible for providing a safe and pleasant environment for clients using City fitness facilities and outdoor City property.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build client base by demonstrating the value of personal training, including safe and proper exercise techniques
  • May conduct new member orientation sessions as assigned by supervisors.
  • Design personal Fitness Programs based on the members needs and goals
  • Support and Promote all City of Markham Community Programs
  • Motivate and inspire clients to get results through goal setting, follow ups, and re-assessment
  • Scheduling of fitness reassessment or program review as needed for the client
  • Ensure the site, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and environment and report any required maintenance of the equipment in a timely manner to the Fitness Counsellor and Community Facility Coordinator
  • Ensure the delivery of excellent customer service, exceeding the expectations of our members
  • Prepares and sets up program equipment/rooms and cleans and tidies up equipment/rooms after use
  • Manages client communication in a timely and professional manner, adhering to best practices as determined by City of Markham policies and procedures.
  • Participates regularly in educational seminars/workshops to increase knowledge pertaining to the fitness and health industry.
  • Ensures qualifications and certifications as required by the City of Markham and regulatory standards are current at all times.
  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events.

Special Requirements:

  • AED certification
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C
  • Currently active in the field of fitness
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening Report

Minimum Education:

  • 2 years Community College diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Possession of a valid Personal Training Certification (CanFit Pro, ACSM,CPTN, NSCA or equivalent). CSEP(Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Certification) or licensed Kinesiologists (College of Kinesiologists of Ontario)
  • At least one year of experience in exercise prescriptions and appraisals


  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening letter as determined by the City of Markham as a condition of employment.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Selected candidates will be contacted by email.

Please respect our scent free environment by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

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