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The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA (“the Y”) is a member-driven organization with a 110 year history of pursuing its vision of sustaining Jewish continuity in Montreal.  Our team works in a high-spirited, health conscious environment with great energy focused on making a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of people in our community.


The Co-Assistant Manager, Health & Wellness is responsible for ensuring that we are providing members with an excellent wellness experience on our fitness floor, in our locker rooms and our Health Clubs.  Reporting to the Chief Programming & Community Engagement Officer, the Co-Assistant Manager ensures that the Health & Wellness Representatives and Personal Trainers are delivering the best service possible, and that the Health Clubs are well stocked and well managed.  The Co-Assistant Manager also plays an important role in ensuring that the Y meets its membership sales and retention targets. 

The Co-Assistant Manager, Health & Wellness role is a temporary, full-time position with a flexible schedule and hours.  The contract period is through March 31, 2024 with a possibility of extension.



·         Select, train and supervise Health & Wellness Reps to carry out all aspects of the Fitness Center’s operations and the Y’s fitness, health and wellness offering

·         Serve as a Health & Wellness Rep for a minimum 4 hour shift per week

·         Create and manage the schedule for Health & Wellness Reps

·         Ensure that the Health Clubs are well stocked and well managed

·         Liaise with the towel service provider

·         Circulate throughout the fitness floor throughout the day, engaging with members and providing supervision to staff

·         Select, train and supervise Personal Trainers to deliver high quality personal training to our members

·         Receive personal training inquiries, and interact with members for the purpose of selling personal training hours; assign clients to staff Personal Trainers

·         Manage existing Small Group Training programs

·         Liaise with colleagues to ensure that Kickstart sessions, tours and teen orientations are being offered in an accessible and professional manner

·         Communicate regularly with your Co-Assistant Manager colleagues to ensure the fitness centre objectives are being met smoothly across the fitness space

·         Bring any relevant feedback to the Chief Program & Community Engagement Officer and suggest changes that could be implemented in order to ensure that the Y is offering fitness, health and wellness programs and services that meet the needs of the Y’s members, customers and guests and oversee the carrying out of these programs and services

·         Ensure the safety of our members, customers and guests while using the Fitness Center facilities

·         Ensure the proper maintenance of all equipment and the highest level of cleanliness and order

·         Report regularly to the Chief Programming & Community Engagement Officer



·         Available to work early morning, evenings and weekends as necessary

·         Bachelor’s degree in a field related to fitness and/or business administration

·         Broad knowledge of fitness equipment and body mechanics

·         Current nationally recognized personal training certification/degree or a minimum of 2 years working in the fitness industry (within the last 5 years)

·         Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification or willing to take course within the first three months

·         Able to lift 50 lbs

·         Experience in a fitness or athletic environment

·         Excellent people skills and communication skills

·         Proven effectiveness leading teams

·         Creativity and the ability to think outside the box

·         Experience working in or knowledge of the Jewish community would be an asset



·         Access to state-of-the-art equipment in a newly renovated 13,500 square foot facility

·         Flexible schedule

·         Certain Jewish holidays off

·         On-site parking

·         Free membership to the Y

·         Values-oriented community-engaged employment with the best colleagues in town

·         We help you grow – personally and professionally

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