Part-time independent contractor job opportunity teaching “small group personal training” (2-6 students/class) at small studios in Manhattan. You will get to control your own schedule. No floor hours or busywork. Must have an undergraduate college degree (does not have to be health or fitness related), CPR certification, and at least one accredited personal training certification (such as ACE, NSCA, ACSM, or NASM). Both personal trainers and group fitness instructors are equally encouraged to apply.
Some clients and prospects will be given to you, but you’ll also have the opportunity to seek and sign up your own clients. Openness to learning or advancing your sales skills is a must.
Many of our clients and prospects hate working out. They may be overweight, have progressive illnesses, or experience chronic pain. They have a lot of fears about getting in shape or recovering from health challenges, and may push back when asked to try new things. Many work overtime, and are exhausted by the time they get to the gym. One of our challenges is to get clients to have fun with us, even though we may or may not ever get them to like exercise. You’ll need to use plenty of charm, humor, and creativity to inspire this tough crowd. Trainers with “teacher” or “cheerleader” training styles (rather than a “drill sergeant” style) will be most successful with our clients. You’ll also get to learn on the job by collaborating with the LMTs, PTs, and other medical professionals that many of our clients are seeing.
Contact: Lisa Snow, ACE, NSCA-CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
EFT Personal Training LLC