Health Club Owners and Managers

Health Club Manager Sells Membership to Couple

Health club owners and managers are responsible for the overall success of a fitness facility. Club owners buy, sell, and lease facilities, oversee top management, and play a role in the hiring and firing of staff. Club managers handle the daily operations of the club, such as hiring, training, and scheduling staff members, planning fitness programming, checking exercise equipment, and ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the club.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Plan exercise programs; hire and supervise trainers and instructors; supervise construction and design; oversee staff; coordinate membership; oversee finances; manage marketing; stay abreast of fitness trends
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all areas but large metropolitan areas have more clubs and more jobs
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Physical Education
Experience Five or more years' experience in the fitness industry or running a similar business
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Enterprising
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Health Club Owner
  • Health Club Manager
  • Group Fitness Program Manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Membership Associate