Personal Trainer - Student Hourly

Job Description

Personal Trainers are knowledgeable about a variety of weightlifting and cardio exercises. They consult with clients who include students, faculty, staff, spouses, domestic partners, KU affiliates, and retirees to design a personalized exercise program including proper warm-up and cool down. They help clients set short and long term health and fitness goals and motivate them to achieve their goals. They teach and ensure clients have proper form while exercising. They provide a safe exercise environment for clients to exercise at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for leading participants through a safe and effective workout prescribed by the trainer.
  • Developing, leading & instructing participants through flexibility, cardiovascular, & resistance training programs.
  • Defining measurable and attainable goals.
  • Implementing risk management when necessary.
  • Maintaining training session logs for the participant’s file.
  • Assisting with special events.
  • Ensuring payment has been received for session.
  • Accurately documenting and completing payroll by the Sunday prior to pay date.
  • Obtain and maintain proper CPR/AED certification.
  • Participation in “Rec Alert” CPR/AED drills.
  • Promptly alerting Assistant Director with any concerns or questions.
  • Report broken/malfunctioning equipment, program concerns, personal issues.
  • Attend monthly meetings and all required trainings.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours at KU.
  • Possess current CPR/AED certification, or willing to obtain within 4 weeks of employment.
  • Either completion of ACE Personal Training Program taught through KU Recreation Services and
  • Professional fitness certification will be required 6- Months from hire date, or have passed an exam accredited by the NCCA such as ACE, ACSM, NSCA, etc. prior to applying for this position.
  • Personal Trainers are required to maintain certifications while employed at ASRFC.
  • Instructors are required to attend mandatory in house continuing education that is provided by ASRFC.
  • Personal Trainers are required to work an average of 6 hours a week.
  • Complete concussion training within 4 weeks of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Previous experience as a personal trainer.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete Application Includes:
  1. Online application.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. Resume that includes any experience working in a fitness center and if you were/are a certified personal trainer.
  4. If applicable, attach a copy of your personal training certification and CPR/AED certification.
Additional Candidate Questions:
  1. Describe any experience working in a fitness center and being a certified personal trainer.
  2. Are you enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the upcoming semester?
  3. Are you willing/able to work during periods when classes are not in session, such as summer, fall, winter, and spring break?

Contact Information to Applicants

Miranda Kolenda

Advertised Salary Range

$15.00 to $18.00 per hour

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27003BR
  • Department:  Recreation Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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