Performance Specialist Wanted!

Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Personal Trainer - Fitness Professional

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Just before you rush to apply for the part-time performance specialist position, take a look at the list below and ask yourself honestly if any of these describes your situation right now: 

Are you starting to feel burnt out already - after working so hard to obtain your certification?

Are you a motivated fitness specialist, but currently working in a facility that does not inspire you?

Do you want more time and mentorship to master your craft?

Are you truly passionate about fitness and making a difference in people's lives... and just wish you had the time and freedom to make a difference?

Are you looking to take a huge leap in your skills and expand your knowledge in Performance Training?

If you found yourself saying YES to one or more of those questions, we might JUST be the position you're looking for... 

Continue reading to learn more.

About Sports Performance - Our Story

  • Sports Performance was founded in 2014, with a mission to keep people healthy, active and fit all year-round without having to take time off of exercising due to injuries. We specialize in helping people in San Diego relieve pain, prevent injury and improve performance so they can live healthy and active lives. 
  • Sports Performance is a thriving and rapidly growing health and wellness facility located in Chula Vista, California, offering physical therapy, massage therapy, performance training and recovery services. We are not your typical physical therapy or health care office. We are a fun and happy team who works together to provide a world-class experience to every client that walks through our door. Our focus is on building a place that feels like a real community - that both clients and team members are excited to be a part of. We want our clients to keep coming back, and we want them to tell their friends and family about us. We consider our clients "family" and do everything we can to make them feel that way whenever they visit or interact with us.
  • Sports Performance is about living your best life, for our clients and ourselves. It is very important to us to provide our staff with a lifestyle they are happy to have. One in which they don’t feel overworked, drowning in paperwork, or rushed for treatment time with their clients so they can simply focus on results.  
  • Life is short… don’t sacrifice your happiness by settling for a job that does not inspire you or encourage and support your growth.
  • We are also completely cash-based and do not contract with any insurance companies. This means a lot of things for you when it comes to how you get to work with our clients.

What is so unique about this position? You get to...

  • Focus on your client - and spend a full 60 minutes with them one-on-one - uninterrupted.
  • Spend your down time researching a case when you need to, or communicating directly with your clients when they have questions.
  • See a reasonable caseload of 4-6 clients per day, so that you go home feeling energized and happy about the work you did, instead of mentally or physically drained.
  • Look forward to coming to work every day - because you actually get to practice what you studied for...improving peoples lives through fitness and training!
  • Have one-on-one mentorship and training every week - no matter your experience or skill level - to practice skills and go over cases.
  • Work alongside and collaborate with your team of physical therapists, massage therapists and performance specialists to discuss tough cases or help clients achieve more.
  • Most importantly... you get to use your talents and passion (you know, the thing that made you want to become a fitness professional to begin with) to make a REAL difference in people's lives.

Who should apply for this job:

  • Someone who is truly passionate about fitness and wants to make a real transformation in people's lives. 
  • Someone who is looking to work in an environment that is NOT a traditional facility - and that is fun and feels like a family.
  • Someone who wants to learn and be mentored - we spend dedicated time every week just to discuss tough cases --> that means new and experienced fitness professionals, please apply! You'll learn everything you need to become a world-class fitness professional.
  • Someone who likes the idea of being able to grow and advance within a company. You're getting in on the ground floor of an innovative and rapidly growing company - where your ideas and contributions are welcome and valued.
  • Someone who wants a small facility feel but operates with big business ideas! This job comes with plenty of opportunity for continuing education - just without the burn-out and corporate red-tape.
  • Someone who is flexible and open to change as our practice continues to grow and evolve.
  • Someone who is interested in working with active adults and youth athletes! We have a very developed youth injury prevention and performance training program that our clients love, and that helps them stay healthy in sports all year long!
  • Someone who wants to use a blend of injury prevention and performance training to deliver the highest level of results to our clients. The Sports Performance 4-Step Therapy System combines progressions from the following institutions, plus more: Functional Movement Systems (FMS), USA Weightlifting (USAW), and National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). This combination of rehabilitation and training allows our clients to feel they are resilient, healthy and are ready to conquer their most demanding activities. This business model offers unique opportunities to practice different roles as a performance specialist.

These are just a few reasons why this opportunity can be life-changing for the right person.


What we're looking for:

  • A part-time performance specialist to join our growing, hard-working, and family-like team.
  • The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in the fitness industry, be highly motivated, and ready to soak up information.
  • Certification in strength and conditioning or personal training, knowledge of managing youth athletes, and experience with injury prevention and programming is a plus (but not a requirement).
  • Someone who has a positive attitude that makes clients look for any excuse to come back and see them.
  • Someone who is able to connect and engage with people on a personal level and not just on a professional skill level.
  • Someone who is able to communicate with clients in such a way that they know what you’re doing for them.
  • Someone who loves to learn and is committed to being part of a team that puts clients first.

Are you our next amazing performance specialist?

If you think you are a perfect fit for our cash-based physical therapy practice and want to change lives with our highly skilled, high energy team, we need to hear from you today!

To be successful in this position, the right candidate must:

  • Hold an active certification in personal training or strength and conditioning or be eligible to obtain your certification.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Be passionate about working with youth athletes, active adults, and professional athletes.
  • Be a team player.
  • Support and contribute to Sports Performance’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Build lasting relationships and trust with our clients through open communication and empathy.
  • Be committed to providing clients with the highest quality treatment.
  • Identify the client’s internal problems, speak to their “why” and determine their goals.
  • Be able to tailor client plans of care to reach their "ideal," integrating injury prevention, strength & conditioning, and fitness training.
  • Provide an exceptional client experience.
  • Provide expert level care during consultations, follow-up sessions and follow-up phone calls.
  • Be willing to learn and expand your knowledge of working in a private practice. 
  • Contribute to and participate in clinical in-services, newsletter writing, social media marketing, educational workshops and community events.
  • Meet personal and team revenue/sales/productivity targets and performance-oriented metrics.
  • Keep record of client interactions and complete programming thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Be upbeat, friendly and not too shy to be on camera - video is a big part of how we communicate with our clients, marketing, and social media presence.
  • Be coachable, open and dedicated to personal and professional growth, as mentoring and training are a big part of our program.

Whether you're recently certified or experienced fitness professional - we welcome your application - you will get excellent training and mentorship so that not only will you succeed in this setting, but you will surpass your peers working in "traditional" environments. But please only apply if you're truly serious about becoming a world-class fitness professional in a non-traditional setting. Pursue personal and professional growth is one of our core values and we take it very seriously

What you can expect from working here (the benefits):

  • Outstanding work culture and supportive environment
  • Attractive pay
  • Part-time position available 
  • Flexible hours: evenings required - typical hours are Monday-Friday, 3-7pm
  • Reasonable and realistic productivity standards that allow you to enjoy a work-life balance
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • The opportunity to work in a truly unique, growing and innovative practice-model
  • Quality one-on-one sessions with amazing clients
  • Mentorship to enhance your skills and ongoing training to ensure your success
  • Opportunities to practice skills, be mentored, and discuss tough cases - on company time!
  • Multidisciplinary sports performance team
  • Excellent administrative staff to make your life easier
  • Fitness casual dress code
  • Employee discount on apparel and services
  • Fun - we work hard but play hard too!

PS ... 1/3 of your life will be spent at work. Don't you think it's worth it to yourself to choose a work environment that is meaningful, where you get to change lives, and where you get to learn and grow both personally and professionally while doing it?

Does this sound like your dream job?

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