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Trainer on Duty
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

The Trainer on Duty (TOD) plays an essential role in assisting members of the JCC through their fitness journeys by offering support and educating on the safe and correct use of cardio and weight training equipment. The TOD is tasked with cultivating a sense of community through positive interactions with members and fostering an environment where members can develop necessary habits to lead to a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Minimum Qualifications:

The TOD is responsible for supervision in Fitness Centers which includes:
 Interacting with members and staff to build lasting relationships
 Demonstrating and enforcing effective cleaning of equipment
 Explaining the proper use of all equipment available and exercise technique
 Develop engaging appropriate activities for members to improve engagement
 Promoting personal training and other JCC services where applicable
 Along with other Trainers, you'll be responsible for providing a fun, engaging, enriching and safe environment for our JCC members
 Ensuring members leave promptly at the end of reservations and stick to assigned locations
Other Duties & Responsibilities
 Conduct Start Strong workouts while on Duty as assigned
 TOD circulates and assists members in using safe and effective exercise form during their workouts
 Maintain a clean, safe and orderly fitness floor, racking weights, wiping machines, stocking etc.
 Report malfunctioning equipment, learn how to troubleshoot
 Enforce current policies such as PPE usage, cell phone use, no open toed shoes, no bags, etc.
 Attend fitness department and fitness training meetings - includes answering emails in a timely fashion
 Must attend continuing education classes to keep certifications current
 Troubleshoot issues and refer to supervisor when necessary
 Streamline communication between members and management
Position Requirements
 Current Nationally recognized and NCCA accredited certification in fitness or personal training
 Current CPR/First Aid Certified
 Requires ability to lift up to 50lbs and capability of standing for long periods
 Not training at another facility within 20minutes of the JCCOTP
 Able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
 Educational background in Health and Physical Fitness
 College degree or Continuing Education preferred
 Experience at a previous health club experience is a plus
Benefits All JCC team members receive:
 Complimentary membership
 Team member discounts
 Club Connect membership
 Opportunities for advancement based on performance and certifications acquired
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Bonnie Patrick-Mattalian
It is the policy of this institution to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital
status, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or status within any other protected group.


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)