Fitness Center Coach (Dodge YMCA)

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community.
Job Description

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Dodge YMCA is looking for a Fitness Center Coach who will oversee fitness areas at the branch and provide outstanding hospitality to ensure a positive and safe user experience. 


The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (ie. full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a health and fitness environment.
  • Current CPR / First Aid / AED certifications.
  • Knowledge of Principles of Member Health & Wellness, and Foundations of Strength and Conditioning.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.
Essential Functions
  • Provide orientation and instruction on proper usage of fitness equipment to members – adults and teens.
  • Provide outstanding hospitality to all members and guests, initiating a professional relationship with the members in regards to their needs, concerns, and questions and acting as an agent to accommodate the member’s needs/concerns.
  • Assist members in effectively utilizing fitness equipment.
  • Understand the basic fitness principles and be aware of current fitness programs and trends.
  • Monitor fitness areas to ensure compliance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  • Provide members with opportunities that will increase their involvement, sense of belonging, and ownership of the YMCA.
  • Perform equipment inspections and report results to supervisor.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in the fitness center.
  • Obtain shift coverage when unable to report to work.
  • Make phone calls to members, as needed
  • Maintain required certifications, tracked in Club Connect.
  • Actively participate in training sessions and designated meetings.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for emergency situations.
  • Support community and promotional special events as needed.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.