Trainer and Instructor Job Opportunities: Chicago

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Teacher, trainer and instructor job postings

LulaFit – Personal trainer and group fitness instructors

Instruct group fitness classes and or conduct personal training sessions in Chicago residential buildings.

Our company:

LulaFit is a concierge fitness and wellness company, providing on-site personal training, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, wellness coaching and group fitness. Our clients are busy people with demanding careers, and we make it easy for them to prioritize wellness by bringing our services to them.

Our Mission:

To make living a healthy lifestyle sustainable and accessible through movement, food, and restoration.

Our Brand Promise:

We deliver what our client needs, the way they need it, where and when it’s most convenient for them. We provide in-home, concierge fitness and wellness services to busy people, including: personal training, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, personal chef services and wellness coaching. We bring our client these individualized programs, motivation and support all in the comfort of their home. We create a completely customized fitness and wellness plan that is manageable, flexible and fun, so our client doesn’t have to dread the little time they spend on themselves.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead group fitness classes in the luxury buildings we service
    Train with individuals and small groups for private or semi-private training
    Design safe and effective workouts for our clients
    Demonstrate proper technique
    Provide feedback, adjustments, and training recommendations

Qualifications and Skills

  • Current National Accredited Personal Trainer and/or Group Fitness Certification
  • Be well versed in group exercise classes (Bootcamp, HIIT, mat, barre and others a plus)
  • 1+ years of experience as a trainer
  • Additional training certifications preferred
  • Open availability weekday evenings and Saturday mornings
  • Current Liability Insurance and CPR Certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Salary: $25.00 to $55.00 /hour

How to apply: Go here to apply, and reach out to Ashley McCullough at [email protected] with questions.

Iron & Oar – Founding Instructor

Now hiring Founding Crew Leaders to teach a revolutionary workout format (rowing experience not necessary).

Join the Crew at Iron & Oar and lead the way in the evolution of fitness. Our 45 minute rowing based fitness classes are the perfect combination of Strength & Cardio. We are looking for 2 additional Founding Instructors to pave the way for a nation wide expansion of the Iron & Oar brand. Compensation is based on experience, base plus attendance bonus. Vesting equity options for founding trainers, and ability to grow with the company.

How to apply: Please contact Dan Hix with any questions and to apply at [email protected]

ultiFIT Chicago & Libertyville – Group/Personal trainer and head trainer

We are looking for a personable, upbeat, positive, passionate, assertive individual that can create a fun and challenging environment for clients of all ages and abilities.

ultiFIT is looking for someone who can lead a class full of clients (up to 25) and still make their experience feel personal. We need someone who can modify and progress workouts for clients that may need it tailored back or vice versa, more challenging. We are looking to create a culture where everyone cheers each other on and everyone is working toward progress. We need someone who is able to talk about memberships, make potential sales and send emails to clients (if need be). We need someone who can delliver a high energy, challenging and fun workout to all of our clients.

How to apply: Fill out an application for ultiFIT online. Contact Brian Redard at [email protected] with any questions!

SALT Fitness – Cycle instructor

SALT Fitness is looking for a motivating, experienced, knowledgable, and rhythmic based cycle instructor.

Who we are: SALT Fitness is a best in class fitness studio offering Barre, Indoor Cycling + FIT (interval) classes in a dynamic and fun work environment. At SALT we believe in strength. Strength in our bodies, in our minds, and in our community. And we are on a mission to build the strongest team of instructors in the city.

Who you are: Positive, inclusive, inspirational, connected, entrepreneurial, passionate about fitness & health and wellness, a team player. You care about having fun, just as much as providing a hard workout. You understand the importance of using correct form. You have a strong passion for music and curating playlists. You’re willing to learn and grow, responsive to feedback, and knowledgable of physiology, exercise technique and body mechanics.

What we can offer: Competitive pay, options to grow and lead within the team (mentorships, workshop hosts, team lead), opportunity to train and teach in other disciplines outside of cycle (FIT interval, barre, and strength), a flexible class format that allows for creativity to express yourself, continued education and mentorship.

How to apply: Please reach out to Tami Conway, [email protected], with questions and to apply.


Brooklyn Boulders Chicago – Fitness Instructor

Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) opened its doors in 2009. With facilities now nestled in the hearts of New York, Boston and Chicago and programs all over the country, BKB operates an adventure lifestyle ecosystem that consists of a diverse community of climbers, creatives, artists, and fitness enthusiasts, with the common vision of Becoming Superhuman Together

We’re looking for a creative person, excited by the prospect of providing amazing experiences to our community members. Driven by their passion to improve the lives of others through exercise, making it beautiful in the process. Someone who has a positive, vibrant presence and energy.

Fitness Instructors at BKB are responsible for teaching a variety of perk classes to our members and guests. The Fitness Instructor will ensure the timely start and finish of each class, and create class curriculums and outlines that are engaging and inspiring to our community.


  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience, 2+ years of teaching experience preferred
  • Valid certifications in class format required
    • Yoga
    • Personal Training or Group Exercise Certification
    • Additional specialty/certifications preferred [TRX / Kettlebell Etc]
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement group fitness teaching strategies, incorporating music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm to classes
  • The ability to be professional while motivating class participants
  • The ability to cooperate and work well with other team members
  • Your own liability insurance and have Fifth Concerto Holdco Inc. and Brooklyn Boulders Location named as an additional insured
    • Contractors only
  • A desire to pursue continuing education
  • A valid CPR certification [to be kept on file]
  • Climbing experience is a plus!

How to apply: Email Daniel Rudolph to apply!


Brooklyn Boulders Chicago – Personal Trainer

Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) opened its doors in 2009. With facilities now nestled in the hearts of New York, Boston and Chicago and programs all over the country, BKB operates an adventure lifestyle ecosystem that consists of a diverse community of climbers, creatives, artists, and fitness enthusiasts, with the common vision of Becoming Superhuman Together

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual stoked on helping others achieve their goals. Someone who’s passionate about fitness and self-discovery. Someone who is relentless about improving their craft.

The Personal Trainer (PT) performs climbing and fitness assessments with community members and prospective clients, delivering unique and integrated personalized climbing and fitness programming to meet or exceed those goals. The Personal Trainer participates in sales, promotions, and events as necessary. They must be able to schedule and follow training guidelines according to standard operating procedures of the product team.  

What the job entails:  

  • Teach scheduled personal training sessions completely, and on time
  • Provide a personal training experience that showcases the BKB brand
  • Be aware of, and help to ensure the success of appropriate promotional, conversion and retention strategies
  • Act as an ambassador for the BKB brand and health, climbing and fitness on and off the clock in our facilities
  • Use the appropriate systems to track sales, conversion, retention, hours worked, as well as any other data-tracking and reporting functions as instructed by your manager
  • Report feedback to Climbing and Fitness Manager as needed
  • Conduct outreach and network to generate leads as required by management
  • Work diligently to retain clients through superior service and generating results in their achievement of fitness and climbing goals
  • Report any needs or issues related to trainers, equipment, members, or schedules to Climbing & Fitness Manager or Fitness Coordinator [as applicable]
  • Know and abide by all standards for the Climbing & Fitness department and its product standard
  • Be a connector in the community and maintain positive relationships with peers,community members and clients
  • Keep all fitness and climbing areas clean, tidy and in a better state than you found them in accordance with any applicable SOPs
  • Attend meetings as determined by Climbing & Fitness Manager
  • Responsible for meeting performance goals
  • Must hold, and maintain personal training certifications and other modality certifications as required by the Climbing & Fitness Manager
  • Communicate with clients and your Climbing & Fitness Manager in a timely manner
  • Meet the conditions of your hiring, specifically related to  hours and revenue generated
  • Work time on the floor fielding questions, selling personal training sessions, and conducting consults/assessments as scheduled and required by Climbing & Fitness Manager


  • At least one PT certification  (NASM, ACE, etc.) or the willingness to obtain one within 90 days of hiring
  • A valid CPR certification
  • Passionate, hard working, committed to changing people’s lives
  • Additional modality specializations [Yoga, Kettlebell, etc] a plus
  • Rock climbing experience preferred
  • 2 years of PT experience preferred

How to apply: Email Daniel Rudolph to apply!


The Barre Code Oak Park  – Group Fitness Instructor 

The Barre Code Oak Park is looking for a Group Fitness Instructor with the ability or willingness to learn how, to teach various class formats including barre, cardio-kickboxing, and interval training.

Training is six weeks of in-studio training that consists of facilitated learning and application lead by our Owner & Master Trainer at The Barre Code Oak Park, as well as supplemental materials and videos. You will learn to become an expert in The Barre Code method and how to motivate, inspire, and push clients to become the strongest versions of themselves.

Major Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Be available to teach a minimum of four classes per week
  • Participate in team meetings and events Learn new techniques and best practices from the Master Trainer and training team from headquarters Interact and form relationships with clients and the fitness community
  • Embody The Barre Code brand and culture

Required Skills:

  • Optimistic and hardworking individual with a love for health, fitness, and The Barre Code workout
  • Passionate about helping others become the strongest version of themselves and achieve their goals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Previous fitness teaching experience or current Barre Code client who has taken 50+ classes
  • Outgoing and personable with a desire to build relationships within and outside the
  • The Barre Code community Team player with a positive attitude Genuine desire to inspire and motivate others
  • Reliable and professional
  • Comfortable on a mic leading a fast-paced class with loud music and lots of energy in the room

Auditions will be held July 23-29, 2018. To schedule your audition reach out to [email protected] and include your resume and availability. Please remember to fill out the job application here as well.



The Space Between  – Yoga Teacher

Looking for super-soulful yoga teachers who have a love of music, movement, meditation and breathwork.

Come with your story, your personality, your style. Come ready to build, evolve and grow together. We value leadership over instruction and compassion over rigidity. Express yourself within the framework of the class intention and description. Can you bring something different, something unique, something special and something powerful to The Space Between? If so, we’d love to talk to you.


-Vinyasa/Flow, Restorative, Yin teachers and teachers great with beginner students
– Accredited RYT 200 hr+ preferred
– 2+ years of teaching experience required
– Strong Interest in music and experience curating playlists
– Have a special talent? Think you can turn it into a workshop? Let’s chat!
– Ability to teach at least 2 classes per week
– No flakes (duh!)

Email [email protected] to apply!


Spynergy Wicker Park – Cycling Instructor

Spynergy Wicker Park is looking for motivational, high energy, fitness professionals who love music and community. Spynergy offers a no-frills, heart pumping work out for all fitness levels. We’re a brand new studio excited to hire instructors who help us create a solid foundation and loyal following.

The ideal cycling instructor will

  • Create and maintain the Spynergy community
  • Design and deliver high energy choreography paired with personalized playlists
  • Help customers to build, plan, and execute personal goals
  • Maintained positive relationships with members and encourage continued class attendance
  • Clean and organized the studio after each class
  • Consistently fill classes to capacity

How to apply: Interested applicants should email [email protected]


Orangetheory Fitness River West – Certified Coach

Orangetheory Fitness River West is looking for fun, smart, passionate fitness professionals to join its rapidly growing fitness team! As a Orangetheory Coach, you will be responsible for executing our scientifically proven predesigned workouts for our classes.

This trainer will be responsible for the following:

  • Delivering predesigned workouts to groups
  • Motivate members throughout workout
  • Build OTF attendance and retain current members
  • Ensure safety in regards to technique and HRM system
  • Provide options and challenges to accommodate all skill levels
  • Assist Sales Associates with introductory studio tours and sales QUALIFICATIONS
  • Current Personal Trainer or Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification from select accredited bodies such as but not limited to ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA, ISSA, AFAA.
  • Current CPR/AED Certification
  • Knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized
  • Positive and effective communication skills

How to apply: email Jessica Beresford [email protected].

Hardpressed Conditioning – Instructor

instructor job postingsTeach fitness classes for company built on fitness innovation (off-hours so you can keep your real job/attend class). Develop your sales skills, establish relationships with successful clientele and get discounts on fitness services!

Hardpressed Fitness and Strength Training was established in 2011 with a mission to teach the world how hard, simple, and effective real strength training is. We provide an inviting and safe environment, one-on-one coaching, and all the necessary equipment. In 2015 we opened Hardpressed Conditioning with the same ideal, just for cardio classes.

We are looking for part-time fitness instructor to teach classes and engage with our customers. Classes are 30 minutes in length. Compensation is $20/class plus $2.50 for every person over 6. Maximum class size is 12.

How to apply: Email [email protected] to learn more and apply.



Management and staff

Lifestart Wellness Network – Fitness Director

Ride Cycle StudioLifeStart Wellness Network is the fastest growing corporate wellness company in the fitness industry. We consistently evolve with market trends, but always stay dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals. With over 50 corporate fitness facilities in the Chicagoland area we are looking for a high energy, motivated Fitness Director to create a dynamic and engaging community.

Duties: As a Fitness Director working with LifeStart our daily responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Growing our fitness fanbase
  • Overseeing all things fitness related
  • Assisting General Manager
  • Personal Training/Group Training
  • Wellness Events/Customer Engagement
  • Changing Lives
  • Tracking member success
  • Daily club operations

Benefits: LifeStart is committed to investing in our employees.

  • Competitive Salary
  • 70% Commission on Personal Training
  • Club Connect Subscription
  • Annual CEC reimbursement money
  • ACE Health Coach Certification
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • PTO
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Free network of fitness centers
  • No WEEKENDS!!!!!

Education Requirements:

  • Degree in health or fitness related field
  • Nationally Accredited Personal Training Certification: ACSM, NASM, NCSA (Within 6 months of hire)

How to apply: All qualified candidates ready to have fun every day and change people’s lives should apply at We look forward to you joining our amazing team.


The Space Between – Studio Staff Member

The Space Between is looking for Studio Staff who will ensure our students feel welcome and have a great experience. Are you warm, have a passion for yoga + wellness, reliable, and want to be a part of something new and exciting? Join us!


  • Open and close studio along with studio manager
  • Greet all clients and complete check-ins, maintaining a positive attitude and delivering an above and beyond client experience
  • Welcome and tour new clients, always seeking to drive repeat clients
  • Prepare studio space for classes
  • Ensure the brand aesthetic and studio appearance is upkept at all times
  • Maintain product knowledge for all studio retail operations
  • Provide teacher support as needed to ensure a successful class experience:

How to apply: Fill out application here and send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with Subject Line: Studio Staff.


Hardpressed – Fitness Customer Service Representative

instructor job postingsHardpressed Fitness and Strength Training was established in 2011 with a mission to teach the world how hard, simple, and effective real strength training is. We provide an inviting and safe environment, one-on-one coaching, and all the necessary equipment. In 2015 we opened Hardpressed Conditioning with the same ideal, just for cardio classes.

We are looking for part-time customer service representatives to engage with customers, help with scheduling, answer emails and phone calls, and assist in customer account management. Pay is $13.55/hour.


You must be able to interact with our team and relate to our diverse group of clients. Having people skills is critical as you will be the first-person people see when they arrive and the last when they leave. Applicants must possess as part of their personality:

  • Outgoing, friendly, curious, enthusiastic, and emotionally intelligent
  • Fitness must play a big role in your life already
  • Ability to think on your feet in a fast paced environment

Preferred Skills/Prior Job Experience:

  • Basic Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Mindbody Software a plus
  • Prior retail or sales experience

Email [email protected] to inquire about shift availability.



Studio rental opportunities

Runner’s High

instructor job postingsJeff Levy, owner of Runner’s High Studio, is interested in renting his studio space to trainers who want to host their own classes. The studio is 700 sqare feet. The space has women’s and men’s bathrooms with three showers a piece and 52 lockers. Currently in the space, there are kettle bells, body weight bands, yoga blocks, yoga mats, TRX bands, dumbbells from three pounds to 35 pounds. It is set up with a Sonos system and lighting that is completely configurable to any color. The room can be heated to 88 degrees and also has its own air conditioning unit. To inquire about rates and timing, contact [email protected].