City of Boulder - Personal Fitness Trainer

Job Posted 1/25/2023
City of Boulder Parks & Rec
3170 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80304
United States
Category Personal Trainer
Experience Required
Exercise / Fitness
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
$24.40 to $29.80 Per Hour
Job Description

It’s a great time to join the City of Boulder!

Hiring Range:

$24.40 - $29.80

Job Description Summary:

The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Fitness program offers a fast-paced fun environment to serve the Boulder community in leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Make a difference in the lives of your participants as you lead, encourage and build a community of fitness. The Fitness program offers a variety of professional development, advancement and engagement opportunities.

The Personal Trainer role provides support and leadership in all aspects of the Fitness program. They lead, instruct, and motivate participants in safe and effective exercise programming including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and range of motion. They are responsible for organizing customized personal exercise programs, assessing strengths and weaknesses, ensuring safety, clear communication and record keeping.

Job Description:

Responsibilities of Job

  • Instruction: Conducts comprehensive personal training sessions based on ACSM national standards and parks and Recreation Fitness Program guidelines. Provides weight room orientations, checks equipment for safety, acts as a resource for patrons including customer service and answering questions. Instructs and educates patrons of all ages from youth (ages 12+) to older adults on safe and proper use of weight and cardiovascular equipment and safe spotting techniques providing modifications and corrections as applicable.

  • Record Keeping and Testing: Performs fitness assessments and takes biometric measurements for clients, including blood pressure, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular and range of motion. Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the Fitness and Parks and Recreation programs including accurate completion of all required paperwork.

  • Customer Service: Provides exceptional customer service to include answering customers’ questions, maintaining a positive and friendly class environment, and enforcing facility policies.

  • Teamwork: Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies. Continues education in the field, maintains certification(s) and job knowledge to remain current with trends, teaching techniques and attends all in-house training and staff meetings.

  • Safety: Takes proper safety precautions to ensure participant safety and prevent accidents. Is responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property immediately (within 24 hours).

Required Qualifications

  • Current personal training certification from: ACE, NSCA, AFAA, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, NEDITA, ISSA, NASM, NFPT, IFPA or any nationally recognized certification.

  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification.

  • Experience in weight and fitness class instruction, personal training, exercise testing and exercise program design for all populations.

  • Ability to design exercise programs for individuals with chronic diseases, and in stages of post-rehabilitation.

  • Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach group fitness and weight training classes to all age groups youth (ages 12+) to older adults.

  • College degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, exercise science or related degree (preferred, but not required).





Physical and Mental Effort

Ability to perform a wide range of strenuous physical fitness skills. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.

Work Environment

Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.

Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following

Free weights, various weight and exercise machines, functional equipment (kettle bells, medicine balls, resistance bands, etc.) stereo and microphone equipment.

Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Additional Job Description:

The City of Boulder is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected statue. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please send a request to


3170 Broadway St
Boulder CO 80304
United States