Apply now »

Exercise Counsellor & Personal Trainer, Fitness

Req ID: 25266
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 07/16/2024

Job Summary

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part or a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

Duties and Responsibilities - Counsellor, Exercise

  • Responsible for demonstrating proper instruction to customers with respect to correct technique and use of exercise equipment. 
  • Responsible for enforcing fitness etiquette rules and guidelines posted.
  • Assist customer service with facility tours, provide direction, and clear all applicable areas in emergency situations.
  • Perform daily safety inspections, inventories and cleaning duties. 
  • Responsible for checking wristbands for select fitness classes as needed. 
  • Provide emergency first-aid when required
  • Provides Fitness Starters (45 mins) to members who have signed up. 
  • Counsellor will show select cardio and strength exercises, takes blood pressure, heart rate and will provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to participants.

Duties and Responsibilities - Personal Fitness Trainer

  • Responsible for contacting clients to arrange training/assessment times.
  • Responsible for reviewing Personal Training request sheet and Par Q health screening questionnaire
  • Provide Fitness Assessments for effective customer screening and program design
  • Must have knowledge of PAR Q interpretation.
  • Provide assessments (approx.1 hour in duration) and focus on body composition, customer goals, blood pressure/heart rate screening, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.
  • Responsible for program design/exercise prescription specific to client’s individual goals, needs, limitations and must stay within scope of practice for effective program design.
  • Monitor and correct technique throughout exercise session and effectively adjust program based on needs and plateau peaks
  • Continually provide encouragement and support to clients and strive to provide a safe and effective environment for clients and surrounding members
  • Modify exercises with respect to principles of training for effective program delivery

Skills and Qualifications

  • Personal Training Certificate by a recognized association including Can Fit Pro, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, CPTN or equivalent with annual renewals provided for validation
  • Completion of a minimum 2 years of a College Diploma/University Degree program in a fitness related field
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR “B” certification
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Experience and familiarity with common fitness training techniques
  • Strong program leadership skills
  • Level 3 – Vulnerable check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $20.97 - $24.85 (Exercise Counsellor) & $28.34 - $37.78 (Personal Trainer, Fitness) 
Hours of Work: up to 24 
Work Location: Various Community Centre locations throughout Mississauga
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , Aquatics, Therapeutic & Fitness 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.        





Apply now »