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NIFS Personal Trainer : We currently need a trainer during morning hours for 10 hours or less each week. Clients are provided to you and position has potential to grow in clientele. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is looking for a certified personal trainer for our retirement community fitness center in Chicago, IL. The Personal Trainer conducts NIFS training services in a safe and effective manner according to the needs of each training participant.  NIFS personal trainers deliver exceptional service and adhere to the exercise prescription standards at the facility. 

Essential Duties

  • Demonstrates proper and safe use of all fitness center equipment
  • Adheres to industry-acceptable training expectations including but not limited to developing exercise programs using ACSM health screening guidelines and other educational resources from reputable organizations (NASM, NSCA, etc.), and accepting a variety of clientele in training customers (apparently healthy adults, special populations, etc.)
  • Pays constant attention to fitness level and age of the training clientele and provides exercise guidance/instruction accordingly; instructs participants on proper exercise techniques, uses a variety of aerobic and resistance exercise techniques to develop knowledgeable, safe and effective programs; provides variety in each training session
  • Exhibits professionalism when dealing with customers, facility members, and staff
  • Limits cancelation and is expected to call onsite manager and client 24 hours in advance if cancellation is necessary
  • Maintains appropriate and accurate documentation of training schedules, package countdowns, and payroll records
  • Provides participants with up-to-date information on programs being held at the fitness center
  • Refrains from training outside clientele onsite, and may not advertise their personal business or products onsite to clients
  • Projects enthusiasm, motivation, a positive personality, and a willingness to help
  • Demonstrates work ethic, ingenuity, customer care, and attention to detail
  • Maintains familiarity with and abides by the policies stated in the NIFS Employee Handbook
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Personal Training Certification required
  • Relevant job experience and training with older adults required
  • Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for older adults using ACSM guidelines
  • ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist Certification preferred; other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required
  • To safeguard its employees, our Client requires NIFS employees working at its site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. NIFS therefore will require any person employed in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, barring an approved exemption made subject to applicable law.


NIFS is an equal opportunity employer.

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