Personal Trainer

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-04
Req: R100043718
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The role of the Personal Trainer will be to create, implement, and supervise safe, personalized workouts for Wellness Center members seeking personal training services.


Design safe and effective 30 minute to 1-hour fitness programming for individual clients, adapting the training program to each person’s specific needs and abilities. Instruct clients in safe training principles and exercise techniques. Teach clients the proper and preferred use of fitness equipment. Inform clients of new information regarding exercise safety and effectiveness. Provide individual supervision and reinforcement during client training sessions. Promote Personal Training through personal example and member interaction. Provide online consultations and virtual training services as needed. Help maintain a neat, clean and pleasant environment on the fitness floor. Attend scheduled Personal Trainer staff meetings and participate in appropriate workshops. Stay current on fitness concepts and ideas. Attend continuing education courses and mandatory trainings.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred.

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field required; CPR/First Aid certified within 30 days of hire.


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Certification from an accredited professional wellness coach-training program preferred.
  • Knowledge of specific disease and lifestyle related topics such as weight management, nutrition, pre/post-natal care, stress reduction and chronic conditions.
  • Ability to work with adults and seniors from beginner to advanced levels of fitness experience.
  • Must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.
  • Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer must abide by policies, procedures and guidelines.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time