Personal Trainer (Recreational Sports)
Definition and Purpose
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director - Recreational Sports, the Personal Trainer is primarily responsible for exercise program design and personalized training for clients on a one-on-one or small group basis at the Cal Poly Recreation Center. They are responsible for exercise orientation appointments and teaching etiquette in the Exercise areas, as well as responsible for greeting and developing professional relationship with participants. . The Personal Trainer will ensure that the equipment is used appropriately, and for desired purposes.
ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.
Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience
Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
Extensive knowledge of exercise physiology and kinesiology, safe training procedures, exercise program implementation, and the proper use of cardiovascular, resistance, free weights, and related fitness equipment.
NASM, ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or other nationally recognized personal training certification.
Previous experience in supervising and instructing participants in a fitness environment.
Ability to be highly organized and have good planning skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
First Aid, CPR and AED Certification required.
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by?maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
Ability to establish and maintain effective?working relationships within a diverse population and with those from?various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Educate clients and enforce policies regarding safe and proper use of equipment and facility.
Develop, document, and implement one-on-one or small group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients.
Instruct clients on basic exercise physiology and inform them as to proper lifting and exercise techniques.
Familiarize clients with the safe and effective use of all cardiovascular, resistance, and free weight equipment.
Provide clients with exercise and diet recommendations to meet their desired fitness goal.
Gather and maintain information on clients’ fitness expectations and provide guidance for reaching those goals.
Maintain client files per industry standards.
Provide safe and effective spotting techniques to clients.
Develop and implement personal training workshops.
Respond to, and follow, all emergency procedures.
Prove to be competent in providing one-on-one individual personal training service to clients.
Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area.
Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, trainings, and outreach events.
Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers.
Awareness of safety concerns and risk management.
Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures.
Maintain a working relationship with staff and co-workers.
Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures.
Ensure a safe environment for all clients.
Commitment to student development and leadership.
Other duties as assigned.
Diversity and Inclusion
Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
Other duties as assigned.
Period of Employment
Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.
Compensation and Hours
$14.00 per hour (training/meetings)
$18.00-$25.00 one-on-one session based on experience.
$24.00-$38.00 small group session based on experience.
Early morning, late night, weekend, and holiday hours may be required.
The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Date revised: 02/16/2021