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Personal Trainer, The Pulse Fitness Centre

Personal Trainers are responsible for monitoring the Pulse and maintaining the integrity of the gym. Trainers help create a positive space and inviting environment to foster new and returning members in living healhty active lifestyles. Trainers are also encouraged to work towards attaining monthly quotas for personal training sessions. They will continuously strive to meet clients’ varied needs, offering proactive, flexible, client-centered programming. Trainers provide clients with up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge that will encourage each client to reach their goals.

OUR MISSION At the Pulse, it is our mission to establish and maintain a safe and inviting environment through education and innovation. Professional fitness staff and quality programming will inspire and motivate members to take a proactive approach to health and fitness. We will strive to empower the community to discover their personal best in body, mind and spirit.

OUR VISION To establish ourselves as leaders in the fitness industry through: continuing education, progressive research, and ongoing innovation. We will seek recognition for professionalism, quality programming, and staff and member satisfaction. Our ultimate goal is to create a thinking place with your heart in mind.

Job Details


Fall/Winter 2018-19

Scheduled Hours:

Min. 6-8 hours/week

Trainer duties include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Ensuring members are performing exercises safely, offering members advice on technique, assisting members with exercises, and answering fitness-based questions
  • Performing cleaning and maintenance duties, and ensuring equipment is working properly
  • Re-enforcing all Pulse rules and regulations and encouraging gym etiquette
  • Striving to improve fitness knowledge by attending monthly meetings, obtaining Continuing Education Credits, and keeping current with fitness trends and research
  • Gaining own clients for individual or group personal training sessions, designing and teaching individualized training programs, and stressing proper technique and safe practices

Working to provide a safe, enjoyable and efficiently operated fitness centre for our student, faculty, staff and community members is of the utmost importance.

  • Nationally Recognized Certification (ex. canfitpro, CSEP, CPTN, etc) or in the process of completing one
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C (required once hired)
  • Candidates should possess:
    • enthusiasm towards health and fitness field
    • working knowledge of gym equipment, proper technique and form
    • excellent communication skills and value customer service

Applications now closed (Deadline to apply for Fall/Winter 2018-2019 was 11:59pm Monday February 26th)

Why work with us?

  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date on trends in fitness
  • Assume a leadership role and inspire others to pursue healthy living
  • Improve your own workouts by planning programs and classes for Pulse members
  • Interact with like-minded people and get to know McMaster’s Athletics & Recreation Department
  • On-campus job means flexible hours, comfortable work environment, and new friends!