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What jobs are available in the fitness industry?

Below are some of the key jobs available at health and fitness clubs.

General manager:
  • Duties: Oversee club operations, membership and personal training sales, marketing, fitness programs and other responsibilities.
  • Requirements: Strong sales and management experience and a commitment to exemplary customer service.
Fitness director:
  • Duties: Create and maintain fitness programming. Oversee group exercise, personal training, fitness assessments, member orientations and equipment. Responsible for hiring and supervising trainers.
  • Requirements: Must have strong supervisory experience and fitness knowledge.
Group/aerobics instructor:
  • Duties: Lead various exercise classes and help participants maximize their results.
  • Requirements: Certification and/or instructional experience may be required, as well as an audition.
Personal trainer:
  • Duties: Instruct clients on the proper methods of exercising according to their age, medical condition, fitness abilities and goals.
  • Requirements: Must have extensive knowledge of physical fitness and exercise.
Sales representative:
  • Duties: Boost club sales, marketing and retention efforts by signing new members and renewing and upgrading existing members.
  • Requirements: Must have excellent communication skills, and experience in retail, telemarketing, sales and/or customer service. 

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