Fitness Directors

Fitness directors, also known as fitness and wellness coordinators, organize and schedule exercise classes and programs for health clubs, resorts, cruise lines, corporations, and other institutions. They work with other fitness professionals, such as personal trainers, nutritionists, and health care personnel, to deliver the best services for the individuals who use the fitness facility. Fitness directors must balance the needs of their staff with the needs of the paying customers. To do this, directors listen to suggestions from staff and clients regarding program changes or additions, instructor criticisms, and any other comments to make sure the fitness facility runs smoothly and paying customers are happy.


Quick Facts
Duties Organize and schedule exercise classes and programs at health clubs and for other employers
Alternate Title(s) Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Experience Previous experience as a fitness trainer and/or in a management-related position are required
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Fitness Facility Owner
  • Fitness Director
  • Personal Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

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Health Service Administrator

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