Fitness Director Job Description

Fitness Director Job Description

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Fitness director provides day-to-day leadership of fitness/wellness services, including group exercise, personal training, specialty fitness and other fitness services.

Fitness Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide strategic planning and oversight for fitness and wellness programs and services that includes group fitness classes and mental health programming revenue generating personal training, nutrition coaching, premium instruction classes, and customized fitness
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate off campus fitness instructors and undergraduate fitness staff
Train staff to lead fitness center orientations and fitness assessments
Communicate with the Recreation Programs Manager to ensure all fitness program information for the various fitness and recreation programs are input into the registration software
Assist in developing and implementing inclusive fitness programming, based on needs of target populations
Oversee the management of the fitness area, including proper maintenance and replacement of equipment
Continual education and implementation of industry trends and standards for fitness
Oversee the administrative and supervisory functions of the group fitness program
Develop and maintain a comprehensive fitness class schedule which appeals to a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population
Provide regular routine equipment inspections and perform maintenance as needed for all equipment used during fitness classes

Fitness Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Fitness Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: YMCA, CPR, AED, ACE, CPO, ACSM, AFAA, PR, IDEA, NCCA

Education for Fitness Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the fitness director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Health, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Education, Recreation, Management, Sports Management, Wellness, Business

Skills for Fitness Director

Desired skills for fitness director include:

Area of health
Fitness
Area of personal training program development
Fitness programming and wellness outreach
Nutrition and exercise physiology
Upkeep for fitness center equipment and machinery
Adobe Photoshop
Advanced exercise testing and prescription for athlete
CAD and electrical design packages
Certified Sports Nutritionist – International Society of Sports Nutrition

Desired experience for fitness director includes:

Quality of activation plan implementation, nmb of participants, media coverage incl social
Develop an innovative approach to identifying, acquiring and developing talent from both internal and external channels
Talent strategy also includes targeting internal talent appropriate for growth opportunities with specific mentoring and educational content and scaled across 12 regions including Canada and UK
Must be willing to work some weekends, be available for special events and extended hours attended Committee and sometime Board meetings as necessary
Proven ability to develop, nurture and monetize “trusted advisor” client relationships with senior executives (CRM & Trade/Cap roles)
Experience in selling financial services to STRH’s C-suite client base

Fitness Director Examples

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Fitness Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a fitness director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for fitness director
  • Plan and implement special events that focus on fitness and wellness
  • Conduct performance evaluations of fitness instructors, and implement an assessment survey to determine member satisfaction
  • Keep up-to-date with regional and national trends by becoming actively involved in community, regional and national organizations associated with fitness and wellness
  • Coordinate the fitness program area for Recreation and Wellness including providing leadership and education to the personal training and group exercise staff
  • Create an employee procedure handbook for fitness staff
  • Assist in the administration of online fitness program registration system(s)
  • Implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day operations of fitness program(s)
  • Develop materials to support the success of the fitness program
  • Track the fitness program’s progress against goals and schedule
  • Assign, edit, manage all fitness and gear content across Runner’s World multiple platforms, including print, digital, video, and social branded products
Qualifications for fitness director
  • Experience working in matrixed teams
  • Either a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification, or ability to complete within 30 days after date of hire
  • Leading department operations and managing team members
  • Coordinating the planning, purchase and production of retail
  • Organization product logistics
  • Analyzing current market conditions and competitor information
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Fitness Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of fitness director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for fitness director
  • Based on Fitness and Wellness team’s strengths and interests, primary responsibilities will either be leadership of group fitness and premium instructional classes or personal training, nutrition coaching, and fitness floor
  • Manage a senior fitness editor, providing guidance, top-editing, and editorial feedback as necessary
  • Directs the implementation of individual and group fitness programs, health education activities, motivational programs and special events
  • Develop and implement inclusive fitness programming, based on needs of patron populations
  • Trouble shoot, work with vendors and oversee the maintenance and replacement (purchase) of all fitness area equipment
  • Engage in the continual education and implementation of industry trends and standards for fitness
  • Be able to provide fitness and body fat assessments
  • Manage all aspects of the group fitness and personal training programs
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the group fitness instructors and personal training staff
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and lead Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness, graduate assistant(s), and interns
Qualifications for fitness director
  • Directing marketing strategy for the brand’s collection
  • Fostering the collaborative culture of the Retail Team
  • In-depth understanding of lifestyle retail brands
  • Working knowledge of retail math and key financial metrics
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative and deadline-driven environment
  • Contributes to department planning
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Fitness Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a fitness director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for fitness director
  • Oversee maintenance and inventory of all fitness area equipment and supplies
  • Oversight of Fitness Coordinator in annual review of training and policy manuals
  • Accepts project or work assignments
  • Ensure documentation is completed, distributed and filed as appropriate
  • Maintains confidentiality relating to protected information
  • Ensures and all policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with regulations
  • Determine go to market aspects of the new services / capabilities, including brand strategy, sales strategy, revenue model, pricing, guarantees, service level agreements
  • Drive the communication of health management/finding balance projects across the whole organization and different stakeholders (incl
  • Develop and lead the Finding Balance program structure including key program milestones & deliverables
  • Establish safety policies and procedures in accordance with department and industry risk management plans
Qualifications for fitness director
  • Passion for financial fitness movement
  • 1 -3 year of related leadership experience
  • Bachelor's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human/sport science, physical education, or recreation management
  • Other (DA Form 3433 2016 Edition REQUIRED)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of diverse student populations required
  • Oversee the administrative and supervisory functions of the personal trainer program
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Fitness Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of fitness director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for fitness director
  • Create and lead a Life Fitness Cardiovascular Product Management Team
  • Work with marketing department to plan, design, and distribute marketing pieces, website updates
  • Gather, analyze and report on participation and revenue data
  • Draft and oversee budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Process refund requests for customers, as needed
  • Process timecard approval after verifying client/trainer and class schedule records
  • Direct the training, injury-prevention, and sports psychology section of the magazine, generate ideas, assign articles, and occasionally write articles for stories for print or online
  • Oversee RW’s gear and shoe-testing operations, ensuring thorough evaluations and turning those tests into engaging, informative, fun reviews for print and online
  • Work closely with trainers to design training and workout features
  • Represent RW editorial on sales calls and at product previews with our running industry clients
Qualifications for fitness director
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in a supervisory role
  • Experience working with and maintaining fitness equipment
  • Personal Training certification from a nationally-recognized organization
  • Group Fitness certification from a nationally-recognized organization
  • Experience with student development and personnel management
  • Fitness/ Wellness program development and management, supervision of para-professional staff, and experience implementing personal training programs for a variety of individuals
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Fitness Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of fitness director. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for fitness director
  • Recommend and/or select equipment and supplies to be purchased for the fitness room to director, fitness programs
  • Plan, administer, and evaluate fitness room operation and programs
  • Administrate and provide in-service training for fitness room staff and personal trainers
  • Coordinate a comprehensive equipment cleaning and maintenance program of all fitness room equipment
  • Establish and enforce policies and procedures for personal training and fitness room
  • Keep abreast of current research in fitness field
  • Complete other reports and assignments as required by the director, fitness programs or the executive director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation
  • Collaborate with art and photo departments to determine visual approach and packaging of stories
  • Commission, assign, and edit 12 stories per week, including thought-provoking features by expert columnists, fascinating first-person takes on timely nutrition and healthy eating issues, thoughtful personal health essays, and genuinely useful service
  • Bring on big-name writers and experts in the healthy eating and nutrition science space who can contribute voicey, authoritative content on nutrition topics that are either in the news—or should be
Qualifications for fitness director
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Hospitality and/or Spa Operations, Development, and/or Product Marketing
  • Diversified project experience
  • Highly organized and superb attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and set priorities in order to perform a high volume of detailed work with constant interruptions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fitness programming
  • A passion for the Runner’s World lifestyle, especially training, gear, and sports psychology

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