Personal Trainer

Job Description: Personal Trainer

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Position Summary

Provides members with a fitness program that enhances the club experience and personal results while fulfilling the Mount Vernon Athletic Club’s mission statement.

Examples of Work Performed

  1. Supports members in achieving their fitness goals by providing members personal consultations, engaging members on the floor, or supporting the service desk
  2. Assesses the members physical abilities
  3. Designs workout programs to maximize desired results
  4. Maintains the cleanliness of the facilities
  5. Demonstrates proper use of equipment and weights
  6. Assists members as spotters when lifting weights
  7. Attends meetings with Department Head and “all club” meetings
  8. Develops and maintains a client base
  9. Stays current on certifications and new trends in the industry
  10. Promotes the personal training programs

Responsibilities of All Positions

  • Support and articulate Mount Vernon Athletic Club mission statement
  • Maintain Healthy Way of Life
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Ensure cleanliness of the club using all 5 senses:
    • Sight to ensure club is neat and orderly
    • Sound to ensure music/ sound levels are appropriate
    • Touch to ensure floors, countertops, etc are clean and dry
    • Taste to ensure food & beverages in the café are up-to-standards
    • Smell to ensure the club is fresh Minimum Qualifications   


Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School diploma or GED

Four-year degree in kinesiology, sports medicine, or other related field preferred, but not required

Experience: One-year personal training experience

Program design experience preferred

Licenses / Certifications / Registration:

Level I Personal Trainer: Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE), CPR/AED

Level II Personal Trainer :Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Six-months of Personal Trainer experience

Level III Personal Trainer: Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditions Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or Advanced National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), One-year of Personal Trainer experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  1. Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
  2. Excellent customer service skills
  3. Ability to handle and resolve customer conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
  4. Ability to build relationship with members
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Knowledge of safe exercise techniques
  7. Ability to demonstrate exercises and adjust exercise equipment
  8. Excellent time management and organizational skills
  9. Projects a friendly, outgoing, and positive attitude
  10. Knowledge of fitness, nutrition and program design
  11. Ability to motivate and encourage members
  12. Ability to sell personal training programs

Physical / Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily in a fitness club setting.  There is frequent exposure to moving equipment.  This position is required to regularly:

  • Stand, walk, and sit
  • Talk and hear
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Climb and balance
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Lift up to 100 pounds
  • Visually observe objects up close and at a distance
  • Read, write, type, and comprehend text
  • Effectively communicate and interact with others
  • Use reasoning and solve problems through deduction
  • Maintain a high level of physical fitness


Locations   VA – Alexandria  

Organization   Van Mere Companies
Mount Vernon Athletic Club

Report Personal Training Department Head

Schedule   Varies  

Job Level   Individual Contributor

Employee Status   Regular  

Travel   No


Pick a career opportunity that’s a match for you from our list of positions that are currently available. You can always email us your Resume with the Employment Application (below) send to or drop by our fitness club located at 7950 Audubon Ave in Alexandria Va.

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