Canton Township
  • CLS - Community Center
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • Contract Basis
  • Other
  • Contract Basis Only

No Benefits - Contract Position

Canton Township Leisure Services is currently seeking Personal Trainers (Contract Basis Only)

Click here to view the Independent Contractor Agreement and Fee Schedule

Personal Trainer Description - As a Personal Trainer at Summit on the Park, you will assist our clients (members, residents and nonresidents) through your expertise and experience in the following ways:

  • Fitness Assessments - assess the basic physical capabilities of the client up front, to determine physical capabilities, needs and areas of improvement, while taking into consideration any physical restrictions due to injuries, medical conditions and client preferences.
  • Customized Workouts - prepare and execute 60-minute sessions to help clients meet their needs, as established during their initial fitness assessment.
  • Personal Training Consultations - meet with potential new clients for a 30-minute consultation to discuss training goals and outcomes

Responsibilities - Develop and deliver safe, professional, exciting and comprehensive personal training programs to ensure members are satisfied with their workout program and remain motivated to attain their personal health and fitness goals.

  • Report monthly training session and client numbers to Health & Wellness Specialist
  • Generate client leads, by having a presence in the facility and brining in current clients - Perform Fitness Assessments & Equipment Orientations as needed - Perform fitness equipment cleaning during down time as needed
  • Maintain personal training certifications, CPR certifications and liability insurance
  • Work with Health & Wellness Specialist to develop personal training promotions and offers
  • Provide basic schedule to Health & Wellness Specialist


  • Education
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Preferred four-year degree in kinesiology, sports medicine, or another related field, or working towards one
  • Experience
    • Personal training experience preferred
    • Program design experience preferred
  • Licenses/Certifications / Registrations
    • Certified Personal Trainer; minimum of one certification (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA,)
    • Certification within 60 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to build trusting relationships with members
  • Excellent customer service and promotional skills; energetic, enthusiastic and motivational
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Extensive knowledge of fitness, cardiovascular training, nutrition, and program design
  • Knowledge of safe exercise techniques, potential injuries, and ability to handle emergencies
  • Demonstrate exercises and adjust machine weights, free weights, and cardiovascular equipment
  • Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate a computer and office software, Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Summit on the Park; Canton, MI


  • Contract basis only


  • Determined by client trainer & client base


Reasonable Accommodations: Canton Township provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (734) 394-5260. We encourage all interested qualified applicants to apply for open positions. Request for accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact Jennifer Franz, Recreation Specialist - Health and Wellness at 734-394-5482 if you have any questions related to the Personal Trainer Contractor Position

Selection Process - Personal Trainer Contract Basis

Step 1 Complete the Abbreviated Contractor Application thru ApplicantPro

  • Applicants are encouraged to upload related certificates if available

Step 2 Abbreviated Applications will be screened by the hiring supervisor.

Step 3 Qualified candidates will be contacted by the Summit Recreation Specialist to discuss the Personal Trainer position/schedule an interview.

Step 4 Qualified contractor candidates selected to move forward in the process will be asked to complete the Independent Contractor Agreement prior to the interview.

Step 5 All candidates will be notified of the status of their contractor application.

Step 6 Contract Signed/Executed if selected to provide Personal Trainer Services.

Being selected to fill this Personal Trainer Contract Based Position is not an offer of employment. The Department contracts with the individual to serve as an independent contractor to provide the personal trainer services at the days, times, and places set by the Contractor and as agreed upon in the Independent Contractor Agreement.

Click here to view the Independent Contractor Agreement and Fee Schedule

Please contact Human Resources at 734-394-5260 if it has been greater than 10 business days since submitting your Personal Trainer Application and there has been no contact with Canton Township.

The Charter Township of Canton provides equal employment and contractor opportunities (EEO) and is committed to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, height, weight, gender identity, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Canton Township takes great pride in the diversity of our community and promotes diversity in the workforce.

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