From: Joe Buabeng, Founder & CEO
Dear Prospective Coach,
First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit this site. It's my hope that you have precisely what I need in a coach so I can take this page down immediately and put you to work in the fun and rewarding coaching position I have available.
You should have arrived here because you saw my employment ad that reads like this:
"Fitness Coach, starting at $15 to $25+ per session, excellent attitude, people person, growth/bonus opportunities, apply now at http://fitnessoptimist.com/trainer-application
So, let me tell you about me, my company, and the job itself.
My name is Joe Buabeng and I run fitness facilities located in DMV Largo, and Laurel neighborhoods and expanding rapidly, as well as suburban Hanover.
Because we are growing so fast and business is booming, we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, hard working, and energetic person to start training some of our clients.
We currently offer small group, and large group fitness, along with nutrition programs that help motivate, educate, and support men, women, and teens to improve their health, fitness, and performance. We specialize in group and semi-private transformations through nutrition counseling, body composition analysis, and weekly training sessions.
If you are hired for this coaching position, you'll begin right away as an 90 day intern so that you can learn the business. More experienced coaches may be fast tracked though the internship process. The majority of your hours will be early morning, mid morning and/or evening times.
Bottom line: After your internship you'll get at least 10 hours of training clients per week starting at $12-$20 per session plus commission. You will be paid as an employee, and have the opportunity to be promoted after a 90-day trial period. My facility offers a casual, fun environment, nice training equipment and the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a successful fitness business.
Oh yea, I'm also very fair, respectful and appreciative. I like having fun and making money providing highly valuable fitness services and products.
You will be compensated fairly, treated fairly and I will certainly look for ways to pay you more for your efforts if they warrant it. I want someone who enjoys working with people and making a difference in the lives of others - because that's what we do in my business.
Deliver Comprehensive Health & Fitness Programs For Clients: You'll receive coaching and training on our fitness system and programs, but you'll be expected to deliver them in a fun, enthusiastic, educational, and supportive manner.
Tracking Client Progress: In order to ensure a client's success in our programs, you'll need to track weekly progress, current successes and challenges, review client nutrition and exercise log worksheets and more on a weekly basis. It will be your job to hold client's accountable to his/her health and fitness program to ensure the best results possible.
Perform Fitness Evaluations/Consultations: Ideally, you'll have some fitness assessment skills and can test for: body composition, bodyweight, girth measurements, and various strength and flexibility tests. You do not need previous experience, but if you do, that's a bonus.
Demonstrate Proper Exercise Instruction: This is a big one. I need you to be able to provide proper coaching, instruction, and motivation during a client training session. You should have a working knowledge of the human body (i.e. muscles, movements, functions, etc.) and be able to provide appropriate exercises for client's goals.
Provide Ongoing Health and Fitness Education: Our clients rely on us to service all of their health and fitness needs. It is your job as a fitness coach to provide our clients with health and fitness education on various topics that will empower them to lead healthy lives forever. You'll be provided with educational tools and resources, will be expected to study them and speak about them with your clients. We also spend time covering this in our weekly staff meetings.
These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:
Good Communication Skills: You will be talking with my clients, who are VERY important to me. You must be comfortable conversing in-person and on the phone and know how to conduct yourself professionally, and deliver clear instructions to the clients. We'll teach you everything you need to do during a training session, but I can't teach you manners and professionalism.
People skills and personality: You must LOVE working with people! As mentioned above you must be very comfortable working with people. This is an exciting training facility and you must be able to show your clients energy and excitement while working with them.
Health and Fitness Education: You do not need personal training experience, but you should have a working knowledge of health and fitness.
Fitness Test: Must be able to pass a basic fitness skills test.
If you have these additional skills, your resume will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don't have these skills, you should still apply because these are not mandatory).
Previous personal training experience (fitness studio, health club, in-home trainer, etc.)
Basic nutrition knowledge
Kinesiology or related Degree
We're looking to hire the right person as soon as possible. So if this job sounds good to you, then complete the web form at the top right of this page.
I will review your submission. If we feel you're a good prospect, we'll call or email you to set up a personal interview.
Again, thanks very much for your interest.
Committed to your success,
P.S. - This is not the type of job where just showing up is enough. Fitness Optimist is everything to me. If you perform, you will be rewarded. I want nothing more than to find a person who takes real interest in doing good work and taking care of our clients. If that's you, then apply now.
With all that said, as I mentioned in the headline on this page, enthusiasm and a positive attitude go a long way in my book. I'm a very positive, upbeat person and appreciate those qualities in others. As long as you have the basic skills I mentioned, and a great attitude, you're definitely a candidate! So submit the form to the top right of this page today!
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