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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: Obstacle Course Training Center.

We are 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, Tough Mudder, or American Ninja Warrior. Business is booming, so we’re on the lookout for new team members to help us keep up with the demand!

We’re looking for enthusiastic, positive, and hard working Group Fitness Trainers, Youth Coaches, Fitness Interns, and Open Gym Attendants 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!

Group Fitness Trainer (GFT)

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

  • Teach new members how to move properly (1-6 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 (6-18 people/session): We currently serve 100+ members in a group setting averaging 10-12 people per session. 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.

  • 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


Obstacle Fitness Instructor / Youth Ninja Warrior Coach

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

  • Instruct guests ages 13 & up how to safely and efficiently conquer obstacles

  • Create a progressive obstacle specific training program for athletes of all levels

  • Host private parties, ages 7 & up


Open Gym Attendant / Fitness Intern

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

  • Host private parties, ages 7 & up

  • Supervise guest activities during Open Gym hours

  • Assist the Coaching Staff with weekend classes and skills clinics

Required Skills

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

  • Advanced understanding of biomechanics and exercise science (Coaching Positions Only): 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. Therefore, you must already possess a nationally recognized fitness certification or degree and have at least 2 years training experience to be eligible to coach any of our classes unassisted.

  • 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 charisma 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

  • Spartan Trifecta finisher or Point Series leader

  • American Ninja Warrior veteran or regional competition

If this position screams 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