Strength Coach Job Description
Bulletproof Fitness, as the name implies, is about enabling clients to move and feel their best so that they can live active, healthy lives. Our gym has 2 rooms. The main one is a strength room where we hold 50-minute “Strength” classes focused on the four fundamental lifts. It’s not even close to Crossfit as we don’t do Oly lifts, metcons, or any high-rep/high-intensity movements that could put clients at risk if they lack the mobility or skill. It’s truly dedicated just to building functional strength. Our second room is based on cardio and relies heavily on rowing.
This position would coach just the strength classes. The class programming, which is based on basic periodization, is provided each Sunday (for the week) so that coaches have adequate time to prepare. Our head strength coach also sends videos and coaching notes so that every coach is on the same page.
The primary responsibilities of the coach are:
- No programming required.
- Warm-ups: while we have 3-4 core warm-up movements that we want coaches to do each class, the remainder of the warm-up would be the coach’s responsibility. Warm-ups need to be relevant to that day’s workout, so they’ll be unique from class to class. Mobility is very important to our gym culture so we take warm-ups seriously.
- Music: either stream a station from any of the services we subscribe to or provide a playlist of acceptable music for the class.
- Social media: all we ask is that you help promote the gym via tagging us in personal social media posts once a week.
- No other administrative duties. Just show up prepared, get to know the clients, and coach!
About the classes:
- We coach one of the core lifts in each class: back squat, deadlift, press, and bench
- We incorporate several accessory movements to provide core stability and joint strength
- We end each class with a 10-12 minutes of circuit work that is NOT “met con”, but rather additional accessory strength work
- Certifications relevant to weightlifting or have an in-depth weightlifting component. Examples: USAW level 1, Crossfit level 1, CSCS.
- Passion for continuous learning, particularly around weightlifting and mobility
- Ability to command a class with confidence
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: we will consider inexperienced coaches as long as have a solid knowledge base, a desire to continue learning from our head coach, and are passionate about strength development.