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Personal Trainer - Fitness

Req ID: 1411
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 02/10/2019

Job Summary

Effectively plan, motivate and deliver a personalized program specific to client’s needs/goals which will ultimately satisfy the customers expected outcome and ensure all customers to have a positive experience with the necessary supervision provided by the Personal Trainer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for contacting clients to arrange training/assessment times and adjusting schedules due to conflicts
  • Responsible for booking assessment room in advance
  • Responsible for reviewing Personal Training request sheet and Par Q health screening questionnaire
  • Responsible for enforcing PT no show policy
  • 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.
  • Act as a health and fitness/lifestyle coach and motivator for respective clients
  • 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.
  • Effectively demonstrate/instruct exercises outlined in prescribed program given. 
  • 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
  • Clean and tidy equipment as needed
  • Modify exercises with respect to principles of training for effective program delivery
  • Actively engaged at all times for safe and effective execution of all exercises
  • Responds to customer needs and questions with accurate information and/or guidance to resources and acting within scope of knowledge. 
  • Responsible for emergency procedures and perform as required 
  • Promotes other programs and classes
  • Informs supervisor of any issues
  • Completes additional administrative duties as requested.
  • Tracks clients progress and follows up with necessary requests

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
  • Primarily community centre environment


Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 25.39 - $ 30.49 
Hours of Work: 3 
Work Location: Meadowvale CC 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , Aquatics, Therapeutic & Fitness 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.     



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