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Personal Training

Now Hiring

Today’s personal trainers know that fitness isn’t just about going through the motions of a workout. It’s about taking a holistic approach to fitness and having a healthy lifestyle and attitude. The Y is now hiring great personal trainers who are ready to encourage and motivate clients to look at fitness as a positive element of a healthy life.

For a limited time, we are offering a Sign-On Bonus of $150 for Personal Trainers.


Are you looking for a rewarding job?  When we say rewarding, we mean work that aligns with what you personally value and contributes to the good in our community. When you join the Y’s team, you become part of a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through healthy living.

Every day is something new
When you work at Y, every day is a new adventure. One moment you might be working with an athlete who needs to enhance their routine. The next you might be helping a family start a journey toward a healthier lifestyle. And after that you might be helping a senior gain strength to maintain activities of daily living.

When you work for the Y, you’ll enjoy the perks of being a Y member including access to all 13 Y centers and discounts on programs, child care and summer day camp.

The job is designed with your schedule in mind
Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike. Personal training jobs give you flexibility to work around other commitments and passions.     

The best coworkers ever
As a personal trainer at the Y, you’ll work among others who share a mission of creating a safe and welcoming environment for people of all ages and all walks of life to create healthier lifestyles. Plus, the Y is a great place to make new lifelong friends that share a desire to help others and make our community a better place.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age to be a Y personal trainer?

Personal Trainers must be at least 18 years of age to be considered, but it can be a great fit at any age or any stage of life.

Do you have to already be certified to become a personal trainer at the Y?

All Y Personal Trainers are required to have an accredited certification in Personal Training or a related area.

What are the qualifications to be a personal trainer?

Personal training jobs at the Y typically require the following:
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Associate’s degree in health related field of study, or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • National accredited personal training certification.
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification.
  • Current driver’s license (as needed).

What are the benefits of being a personal trainer at the Y?

Y benefits include availability of health insurance, ability to establish a retirement plan based on your salary with no requirement for you to contribute, job training, professional development and competitive pay.

Ready to Apply?


The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran and committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.