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Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Total Job Openings: 2

Job Immediate Start: Yes

Employment Type: Part-Time

Job Location: 1200 E Houston Street, Garrett, IN 46738

Work Hours: Flexible

Employer Overview

The mission of the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is to celebrate and strengthen our vibrant community by connecting people and organizations through activities that improve the quality of life for the greater Garrett area. Within this mission we focus on strengthening families, promoting wellness, and developing partnerships. The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is more than being about families…we are family! We are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. We do this inclusively…uniquely delivering hope, direction, empowerment, and support bundled in a healthy mix of wellness, education, and fun!

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Wellness Officer, this position provides fitness instruction, markets and monitors personal and small group training, educates patrons on fitness and safety, and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for participants.

Incentive Compensation

$20-35 hourly

Job Benefits

- 401K + Employer match
- Free JAM Membership - includes free fitness and aquatics classes, access to pool, spa, and fitness center, and discounted rates on rentals and programs
- Health Insurance for Full-Time Employees
- Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays for employees working over 20 hours per week
- Warm, collaborative, professional, and inspiring work culture
- Competitive Wages
- Rewarding Career
- Professional Growth Opportunities


- Teach scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; providing adequate warm-up, exercises, stretching and cool down
- Instruct patrons on effective workout methods, explain proper techniques, proper use of equipment, and demonstrate exercises; identify different muscle groups and teach appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles; make suggestions and adaptations when necessary
- Prepare music, routine, and needed equipment before class time
- Assist participants, answer questions, and maintain a positive experience for all class participants
- Evaluate clients’ needs and goals, design individualized workout programs to meet those needs and goals, and track progress
- Stay current in research of current wellness trends
- Complete all other duties as assigned by the Chief Wellness Officer


- Extraordinary interpersonal communication and the ability to interact well with the public is a must
- Currently certified in CPR/First Aid/AED, be certified within 60 days of hire, or be certified at the next JAM hosted training, as directed/documented by the Chief Wellness Officer
- Certified Instructor documentation is required (ACE, AFFA, NETA, or Specialty Certification).
- Ability to guide and motivate clients
- Ability to self-market and promote training programs; clientele and workload will be determined by self-marketing and relationship building
- Previous experience as a personal trainer or relevant role
- Ability to work flexible hours

This position requires a commitment to the JAM Center’s mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring as well as a commitment to building developmental relationships with all members, participants, and staff.

Customer Service Statement:
Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Every JAM Center employee is expected to be: an active listener, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, helpful, ethical, and willing to go the extra mile to exceed the customer’s expectations. We demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, integrity, and responsibility as role models in the JAM Center and the community at large.