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If You Have Enthusiasm, A Positive Attitude, And Want To Join A Growing Team, Then We Have A Fun, Fulfilling, And Rewarding Position Just For You!

Our Mission

My name is Mike Confer and my wife, Krista, and I run a fitness company called MROC Training.

Our company is dedicated to serving Oceanside and the surrounding communities with expert fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching. In particular, we love working with folks who are looking for a fun and effective way to achieve their fitness goals, especially if it involves training for a specific mud run or obstacle course event like a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder. Business is booming, so we’re on the lookout for new employees and interns who will be able to help us keep up with the demand!

We’re looking for enthusiastic, positive, and hard working personal trainers and administrative go-getters that believe in our mission and share our passion. Enthusiasm, energy, and the ability to connect with people is what we’re looking for most. The rest can be taught, and we are happy to teach!

Fair Warning

Our hiring process is not quick and easy! We are going to ask you to jump through a few hoops to prove you have the character we’re looking for, as well as demonstrate that your values align with our mission and vision.

You will have at least 2-3 interviews. We take our time to make sure you are someone we want to invest our resources into. You must have what it takes to be a part of the MROC Army…we do not want just anybody! We want a team member willing to grow with us for years to come!

Personal Trainers & Group Fitness Coaches

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

  • Teach new members how to move properly (1-4 people/session): Everyone who joins our gym must go through a fundamentals program where they are taught how to maintain midline stability while pushing, pulling, climbing, and crawling. During these introductory classes you will use our system to teach the basic lifts (squat, deadlift, and press) using barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. You will be teaching our new members how these movement patterns are applicable both inside/outside of the gym, and relevant in Obstacle Course Racing.
  • Instruct group classes (4-12 people/session): We currently serve 70+ members in a group setting up to 12 people per class. These classes are high intensity, full body workouts that blend weight training, calisthenics, running, and obstacles in a short term periodized cycle. You will be teaching these classes following the program that is written by our coaching team.
  • Train semi-private clients (2-3 people/session): Our semi-private sessions are more intimate and personalized than the group training model. Each client will be following their own customized program instead of one daily WOD (workout of the day). You will be on the floor instructing 2-3 of these people at a time, so you must be able to multi-task, managing your time and attention equally among them.
  • Coach workshops & events: We host at least one workshop per month. Each of these clinics focus on a particular skill, like running technique or Spartan Race obstacles. Our entire coaching team works together to execute these events.

Required Skills

These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:

  • Basic understanding of biomechanics and exercise science: If you are going to teach people how to move, you have to know how the body works. You must understand how the body responds to exercise and why we program activity at a specific duration, intensity, and frequency. We prefer that you already poses a nationally recognized fitness certification or degree, or that you are actively pursuing those credentials.
  • Personality & Etiquette: You will be engaging with our athletes, who are VERY important to us, and prospective members, who are also important. We need you to be attentive and inspiring at all times, and you must know how to conduct yourself professionally (conversing in person and even on the phone). We’ll teach you everything that is expected of you, but we cannot teach you charism or manners.
  • Integrity & Aptitude: You must be trustworthy. We are building a team of people who speak plainly and truthfully, and do not cut corners ethically. We also need teammates who learn quickly and demonstrate the ability to proficiently absorb information.
  • Punctuality: We need you to be on time… ALWAYS.

Bonus Skills

If you have these additional skills, your resume will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don’t have these skills, you should still apply because not all of these are not mandatory).

  • Degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or Nutrition
  • Gymnastics, Powerlifting, and/or Kettlebell Specialist
  • Certified Spartan SGX/SOS Instructor
  • Certified NASM Personal Trainer
  • Certified L1 CrossFit Instructor

Admin & Operations Personnel

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

  • Answering the phone: We don’t get a ton of phone calls, but the ones that come in are important. When you’re not here to answer the phone, many of the calls will go to voicemail. You’ll be responsible for returning those calls the next day.
  • Responding to emails: We get quite a few emails every day. You will need to respond to each of these with basic information we’ll provide to you, so you need to have good grammar/spelling and you must be comfortable with using email.
  • Web management: You should have enough technology skills to do some basic updates to our website and social media pages (if not, we’ll teach you how). You do NOT need to know HTML, but should be generally comfortable with internet technology.
  • Filing and data entry: Basic stuff to keep us organized.
  • Initiate and complete projects: The variety and complexity of tasks you will be given depends on how well you adapt to the demands of position. Some examples might be ordering supplies or booking an event. Ideally, you’ll be given the scope of what needs to be done, will ask the right questions, and can complete these projects thoroughly without needing to be micromanaged.

Required Skills

These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:

  • Microsoft Word & Excel (or Google/Mac equivalent): you must be proficient using digital documents and spreadsheets. We don’t do anything advanced, but you must be comfortable doing what we need you to do.
  • Personality/Etiquette: you will be talking with my customers, who are VERY important to us, and prospective customers, who are also important. You must be comfortable conversing on the phone, in person, and through e-mail. You must know how to conduct yourself professionally, take clear messages and deliver clear instructions to the prospect or client. We’ll teach you everything you need to say and do, but we can’t teach you manners and professionalism.
  • Thoughtfulness and Organization: We need you to be able to think for yourself and stay organized. We are very serious about this one. We do not want a robot, we want someone who learns and grows with us.

Bonus Skills

If you have these additional skills, your resume will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don’t have these skills, you should still apply because these are not mandatory).

  • Microsoft Publisher (or similar): for creating newsletters and e-books.
  • Adobe Photoshop (or similar): to create and modify digital web images.
  • Apple iMovie (or similar): to edit and post videos.
  • MailChimp (or similar): to manage contact database and send email campaigns.

If either of these positions scream out to you, follow these instructions now (failure to follow these instructions exactly will result in your resume going in the circular file. This is your first test, okay?):

  • Write me a letter explaining why you are the perfect person to fill this position. Include full contact information (name, address, phone, email) on this cover letter.
  • On a separate sheet of paper list at least three references with phone numbers and what your relationship is with the reference (i.e. previous employer, college professor, etc).
  • Put the cover letter on top of your resume and the reference sheet underneath your resume and staple everything together. Put these in a manila envelope, and mail to:

MROC Training

2604-B El Camino Real, #295

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Disclaimer - we don't always have an immediate need for these positions, but we are always looking for the next addition to our team be it today, tomorrow, or in the next 3 to 6 months. If you take the time to apply we will review your resume either way, and if we feel you’re a good prospect you will be contacted via phone for an initial interview. Thank you for your consideration, and good luck!