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YMCA of Greater Seattle Wellness Coach in Sammamish, Washington


Job Summary

Engage with members and provide a welcoming environment. Has a general understanding of fitness equipment and basic Y principles. Instructs individual or group wellness, fitness, trainings and/or related classes. Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides motivational coaching to members participating in ongoing YMCA programs.


  1. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.

  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationships among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.

  3. Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

  4. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  5. Reports equipment problems.

  6. Maintains clean and safe environment for members and participants in Fitness Center and other branch spaces.

  7. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.

  8. Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.

  9. Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America.

  10. Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Total Health participants providing motivational support.

  11. Accurately maintains related records.

  12. May lead Personalized Wellness Plans and/or Youth Fitness.

  13. May lead one or more ongoing Y Total Health programs such as Y Personal Fitness, Lose to Win, ACT!,


  1. Current state approved first aid certification.

  2. Current state approved CPR certification.

  3. High school education or equivalent preferred.

  4. Two or more years’ experience teaching or practicing healthy living may be helpful.

  5. Ability to lead a class or provide individual service.

  6. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  7. Ability to motivate and educate members.

  8. Ability to set up, move and store equipment.

  9. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Health, Wellness, Ambassador, Coach, Educator, RN, Public, Healthcare, Trainer

ID 2019-8018

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Sammamish Community YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 831 228th NE