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Personal Trainer

Southern District YMCA

The Southern District YMCA has a long history of providing many communities throughout Southern New Hampshire with outstanding programs and services for youth. The Y’s Camp Lincoln is a traditional summer camp and outdoor education facility offering over 1500 campers the opportunity to engage in healthy activities. More than 750 children are enrolled in 15 before and after school sites through the Y’s child care programs. And just over two years ago, the Y opened the Exeter Area YMCA, a 33,000-square-foot multi-generational health and wellness center, which has seen membership growth that exceeds expectations. The Southern District YMCA is also currently exploring Phase 2 of a capital campaign to add a new aquatics facility to its Exeter location. The YMCA is currently seeking a new leader who will provide strong support for all aspects of the Y’s operations and strategic initiatives.

Mission Statement: Southern District YMCA (SDYMCA) provides opportunities for youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community.
We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy
spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or

Service Area & Demographics: SDYMCA serves the NH towns of Brentwood, Danville, East
Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton,
North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.

History: In 1926, YMCA Camp Lincoln began as a summer camp on Kingston Lake. Today,
summers are full of 1,500 campers aged 3-15 and a robust counselor-in-training program for 14-
15-year old’s. Year-round activities at Camp Lincoln include outdoor education, team-building
programs and weekend rentals serving an additional 11,000 people. YMCA School Age Child Care
operates 15 before and after school programs meeting HEPA standards and state licensing
requirements for 750 students. Exeter Area YMCA opened its doors in September 2015 to an
eager community. The 33,000 square feet facility serves over 6,300 members, averaging 400

The Personal Trainers will assist with educating and motivating members of the Exeter Area YMCA with individualized instruction and fitness plans to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


YMCA Leadership Competencies:

Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders.

Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications/Know How:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field preferred.
  • Professional certification and ongoing required training to maintain certification through a nationally recognized organization in accordance with the YMCA or equivalent (NASM, NSCA, ACSM, ACE). 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of DOH. 
  • Design safe and effective personal training programs for individual clients and small groups specific to their needs and ability levels.
  • Instruct members in the strength training principles, training procedures, and exercise techniques adapting to the design model of the YMCA.
  • Educate members on the proper and preferred use of all fitness equipment in the wellness center safely and effectively. 
  • Provide individual supervision, reinforcement and support during members’ training sessions. 
  • Promote personal training through personal example and member interaction.
  • Integrate the mission of the YMCA and follow the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into the healthy living aspect of all trainings.   
  • Conducts new member wellness screenings, exercise prescriptions and orientations following the guidelines established by the Branch. 
  • Take professional initiative to promote personal training, programs and all wellness related opportunities during member interactions.
  • Promotes member programs and services to all members and encourages cross training and fun activity to attain his/her health and wellness goals.    
  • Help maintain a neat, clean and pleasant environment on the wellness floor.
  • Stay current on fitness concepts and ideas. 
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Date Added: February 7, 2020

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