Job Posting - Adult Fitness Leader/Wellness Coach | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Adult Fitness Leader/Wellness Coach (Part-Time Position)
Barrie YMCA
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Barrie, ON

DEPARTMENT: Adult Fitness

WAGE: $11 to $14.58

PLACEMENT: September 19

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka can trace back its roots more than 100 years. Currently, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 60,000 people in Simcoe County and District of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario.

With a staff complement in excess of 700 full and part-time people, combined with more than 3,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $24 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 19,000 annual members and participants through its seven centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound and Wasaga Beach.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has 56 licensed YMCA Child Care Centres providing services to greater than 3,000 families, making it the largest Child Care provider in the region. Over 45,000 day campers and 800 residence campers register in our summer programs. More than 15,000 people are served through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park, and staff counsels over 20,000 people in several employment centres and programs across our region, including Huntsville and Parry Sound. Newcomers to our area receive guidance in settling into their new life in Canada, through our YMCA Newcomer Services program.

Our YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka works hard to ensure children and families have the tools, the knowledge and the services to remain healthy and safe. The YMCA promotes positive health messages and opportunities for children and their families to live healthy and active lifestyles.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “The YMCA is a charity that excels in strengthening our communities by providing opportunities for all to grow in Spirit, Mind and Body.” Our Vision is to be recognized as the community leader in lifelong health and personal growth.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide Leadership in Fitness classes and Personal Training for our YMCA Membership Centre in Barrie.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Adult Fitness, will be responsible for ensuring excellence in the delivery of health and exercise counseling services to group fitness participants and conditioning room users. A regular part of the work week may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

• Maintain high member retention by delivering quality fitness classes and individual fitness services.
• Maintain accurate client records for retention tracking and target management purposes.
• Communicate with member’s on-floor and in-class and consistently provide support.
• Maintain, foster and create positive relationships for YMCA members through formal and informal initiatives.
• Ongoing interaction with members via a computerized management system (Fitlinxx).
• Create effective relationships with centre staff in order to maintain membership appointments and group fitness schedules.
• Communicate all deficiencies and problems to the Supervisor, Adult Fitness for coordinated resolution.
• Actively work towards maintaining a neat, clean, safe and well organized area at all times.


• Degree or Diploma in Related Field Preferred
• Recognized Personal Training and Group Fitness Certifications
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Computer Literate/Systems Management
• Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
• Criminal Reference Check

Commitment to Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and an appreciation for the mission, vision, values and strategic outcomes.

Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.

Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Planning & Organization: Plan, organize and deliver adult fitness programs and services (group and individual). Maintain records as needed including program area maintenance items and daily checklists.

Quality Focused: Ensures the YMCA programs and services are superior.

Self Management: Works independently with minimal supervision.

Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.


If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of application and resume by August 28, 2011 to: 

Marilyn Hovius
Supervisor, Adult Fitness
Barrie YMCA