Become a health club fitness manager
Jobs in fitness management are really a culmination of training and experience over usually years. If you want a job as a fitness manager you will need a host of vocational qualifications see The Register of Exercise Professionals and www.premierglobal.co.uk, and the management skill and experience enthuse and manage a team of fitness instructors and personal trainers. As a fitness management professional you will essentially be building the product for sale, developing new programmes, ensuring a homogenised product and meeting the customers expectations while working with the general manager, allocating rotas and implementing client retention strategies. An altogether demanding job for the hands on fitness professional. You will need to be aware of health and safety as well as the development needs to your staff. You will usually report to the general manager although in a very large centre you can be reporting the assistant or operations manager.
Fitness management degrees
There are degrees available in fitness management see our industry links section, however they will still require vocational qualifications and are often aimed at a more managerial and less hands on experience. There are at the top level national fitness manager roles where you can decide the path that whole gym groups are taking in developing their fitness programmes at a national level. This is a commercial and fitness mix where you look at retention as well as being abreast of the latest cutting edge sports science. You can look to companies like ptonthenet.com who will be able to keep you abreast of the latest changes in sports science with articles from the leading authorities world wide in sports and fitness.
There are also onlie companies that specialise in fitness and leisure jobs.
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