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Personal Training Internship

Personal Training Internship

Job Description


Equinox Personal Trainers provide personalized attention, professional instruction, and exercise programming to each member to maximize the member’s health, fitness, and wellness goals while providing the highest level of customer service. Join us and discover a dynamic work environment built around helping others maximize their potential, where limitless opportunity is cultivated by the highest in industry standards across training, education, marketing, media and sales.

We are currently accepting Personal Training Interns for the FALL 2014 semester for our Greater Chicago area.  Locations include: The Loop, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, and our suburban area location in Highland Park, IL.


Internship Program

As an Equinox Personal Training Intern, you will be afforded the opportunity to shadow and learn from industry experts and leaders in our state-of-the-art facilities. Students will be taught by and work side-by-side with industry experts to gain hands-on experience and develop their health and fitness knowledge. At its core, this program is designed to enhance each student’s preexisting knowledge and turn it into real world practical experience. By the end of the internship, a student will understand what it takes to establish them self as Personal Trainer. 


Program Objective

The program is targeted for students who want to supplement their training with relevant industry experience and a first-hand glimpse into their chosen career path.  Students will be given the opportunity to participate in our in-house proprietary education program, Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI), along with Tier I, II, III, 3+ and 4 trainers. This in-depth curriculum will help to evaluate students based on their ability to learn quickly, perform, motivate and educate others. Throughout the program, students will also research presentations for our trainers, design and present client programs based on specific case studies, develop various testing batteries for special populations, and head-up and design a client recruitment event.


Job Requirements

  • Students must be eligible to earn academic credit for their work
  • At least 2-years completion towards an undergraduate degree: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Personal Training, or other applicable majors preferredAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • An outgoing and personable disposition, able to socialize with others
    • A passion for fitness and helping others reach their health and wellness goals
  • Customer-service oriented and an ability to understand or quickly grasp, customer priorities and terminology
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Results oriented with an ability to organize, prioritize and manage time
  • Self-starter capable of operating with little supervision
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Previous Personal Training experience preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and the ability to learn technical applications and processes quickly

To Apply: 

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and briefly address the following:

  • Concentration/major you are pursuing
  • Experience within the fitness industry (work, volunteer, previous internship, sports, etc.)
  • CPT certifications (if any)
  • Reason you’re interested in Equinox
  • Specific course requirements and details (i.e. hours, projects, paperwork, etc.) necessary to receive academic credit

To learn more about Equinox and our exciting career opportunities, visit EOE.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-2783
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Personal Training Internship

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