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Peoria Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor


First Ascent Climbing & Fitness is seeking proactive, friendly, and experienced personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches. We create robust fitness programs that allow our members and visitors to complement their climbing with personal training and small group training, and we are always looking to expand our group fitness class offerings with new classes that are engaging, challenging, and fun.

Our fitness areas have ample equipment to train individuals and groups and our yoga studios can also be utilized for group classes that require minimal equipment. We are seeking personal trainers and fitness instructors with a passion for the active lifestyle to develop programs that help climbers prevent injury, maintain balance, and cultivate well-rounded strength and conditioning.

The Responsibilities

  • Actively take on new personal training clients
  • Lead high-value strength and conditioning classes that engage members and visitors of a wide range of ability and experience levels
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your own instruction and make changes to improve member/visitor satisfaction; work closely with the Fitness Coordinator to ensure high quality of practice
  • Contribute ideas for new fitness classes, events, or collaborations

The Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of personal training or group fitness instruction experience
  • National certification (NASM, ACE, AFTA, etc.) preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and love of fitness
  • Engaging presence in front of a group; Positive attitude; Flexible working style
  • Upstanding reputation in the Peoria climbing and fitness communities
  • Climbing experience preferred but not required


Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors are compensated as independent contractors on a per-session rate. Rate will depend on experience and expertise.

Benefits include free membership, and discounts to First Ascent classes.

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