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YMCA of the Inland Northwest Wellness Coach in Spokane, Washington

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*OUR CULTURE:\ *At the Y, you can channel your passion into a lifelong career helping to deliver positive change. Every day, our staff of all ages and from all walks of life workto bridge the gaps in community needs by nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving our communitys health and well-being, and providing support to our neighbors, by serving others, building strong relationships, and incorporating our YMCA values into our everyday work.

*POSITION SUMMARY:\ *This position could be full time or part time. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Wellness Coach is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of all member-related wellness programs and activities. The Wellness Coach is a self-motivated team player who facilitates member retention through purposeful programming and collaborates with other Health and Wellness staff to provide meaningful and desired health programs and events to YMCA members.


  1. Participates in the development, promotion and implementation of beneficial exercise programs and exciting health and well-being events, including Healthy Kids Day and Membership Challenges.
  2. Interacts and engages with every visiting member, actively demonstrating the core values of the YMCA, Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
  3. Monitors members for injury prevention and proper equipment use, and professionally responds to emergency situations on the Wellness Floor when they occur
  4. Participates in cleaning the Health and Wellness equipment daily, maintaining organization in Wellness Center, and reporting equipment or facility needs to the Health and Wellness Director
  5. Ensures that YMCA members are complying with YMCA policies and procedures and Wellness Center rules and regulations.
  6. Maintains organized records of member wellness appointments and follows up with participants as necessary.
  7. Attends scheduled Health and Wellness staff meetings.
  8. Interprets and communicates the Mission, objectives, and programs to members, program participants, community partners, and through fundraising efforts


  • Two years of college or equivalent required
    1. Bachelor\'s degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, or related field preferred.
  • One to three years practical experience in fitness instruction, personal training, athletic coaching.
  • National Accredited Personal Training Certification obtained within the first 6 months of hire.
    1. Preferred Group Fitness Instructor Certification from one or more of the following: ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA, AFAA, or other nationally recognized certification.
  • Completion of YMCA required trainings upon hire
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Must be able to manage emergencies and respond appropriately and professionally


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to communicable diseases, thus engages in frequent handwashing and sanitizing of equipment
  • The employee is regularly required to bend, stretch, and rotate body

    parts to perform exercise routines and clean equipment

  • The employee is regularly required to move around the facility
  • The employee is regularly required to engage in oral comprehension and expression, as well as active listening and speech recognitions
  • The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • The employee must occasionally respond to emergencies occurring on the Wellness Floor
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

*DIVERSITY STATEMENT\ *The YMCA of the Inland Northwest commits to being an inclusive organization for all. Driven by our mission and values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility we actively work to close equity gaps for marginalized and underserved groups. We are inspired to elevate social justice issues facing our community, remove systemic barriers, welcome cultural diversity, and create equity for those ingreatest need. Through collaboration with our diverse community partners together we work to effect meaningf