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Exercise Specialist

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.

Position Summary

Exercise Specialists with the Canada Games Centre provide the motivation, knowledge, and coaching our clients require to reach their individual fitness and health goals. This is an opportunity where mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend availability are required to be successful.


  • Conduct individual, semi-private, small group (3-5 people), and team training (5-20 participants)
  • Fitness testing, assessments, and program design
  • Understand the needs and goals of each individual client
  • Knowledge in designing fitness programs based on individual goals, needs, and limitations.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of Canada Games Centre group fitness programs
  • Provide extraordinary Customer Service to members and guests
  • Sales and paperwork duties as necessary to the role
  • Actively supervise the various operational areas of the fitness floor including strength training, cardiovascular, and core strengthening areas
  • Participate in clientele building activities



  • Successful candidates will have a degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Exercise Science or a related field
  • Will implement a systematic approach to exercise interventions that services a wide range of demographics and individuals
  • Certifications accepted: CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer, CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer or equivalent
  • We are seeking individuals with a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience in a recreation/fitness environment
  • Other fitness certifications/memberships/ability to instruct group fitness would be an asset (Nova Scotia Fitness Association, canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist, etc.) to compliment this position
  • Experience teaching group fitness especially small group training
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Current CPR certification
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills


  • AED Certification


  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and is based on an hourly wage per client.


  • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

What’s in it for you?

  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
  • Amazing team environment


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Wasan Nayfeh at Job posting will remain open until position is filled.

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.

We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application

This opportunity is now closed