Wellness Coach

Y on Granby, 2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America Req #1513
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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YMCA on Granby



Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the health and well-being of children, adults and families in your community. You’ll discover working at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads is more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


The Wellness Coach will provide supervision and instruction to members in the Wellness Centers by listening actively, strengthening relationships, and promoting healthy living with YMCA members. The Wellness Coach is responsible for assisting the Center in membership development and retention through quality leadership and continuous follow through.  



Conducts one on one appointment with YMCA members, educating YMCA members on exercise principles and other fitness related areas

Supervise YMCA members’ workouts by working the floor and giving constructive feedback for maximum fitness gains

Empowers members to develop confidence and continually motivate throughout their Wellness experience at the YMCA



High school diploma

CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications

Within 6 months of hire, obtain YMCA certifications to include: Healthy Lifestyle Principles, YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning and YMCA FitQuest Coaches training. Nationally recognized certifications are accepted, i.e. ACE, AFFA, ACSM

Knowledge of weight room equipment, cardiovascular equipment, and general strength training principles

Bachelor’s degree in fitness related fields, are preferred.  College courses related to anatomy and physiology or related experience are accepted



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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

May be required to walk, stand, kneel, and stoop

Continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking

Must be able to lift, pull and move up to 100 pounds

Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time

Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications


An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position.  They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS).  Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.

The YMCA of SouthHampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at YSHR will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. YSHR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.


Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Other details

  • Job Family Health, Wellness, Sports
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $8.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $9.00
  • Y on Granby, 2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America