Health Club Owners and Managers

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.

Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all areas but large metropolitan areas have more clubs and more jobs
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Physical Education
Experience Five or more years' experience in the fitness industry or running a similar business
  • Business Management
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Enterprising
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Health Club Owner
  • Health Club Manager
  • Group Fitness Program Manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Membership Associate

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