So you want to consider a career as a Fitness Centre Manager.Do you ever spot things at your local gym that you think you would do differently, or could improve on? Do you have an in-depth knowledge of how athletic facilities operate? Do you pride yourself on your interpersonal skills?
Embarking on a career as a Fitness Centre Manager puts you right out front, leading a team of qualified sports and athletics professionals in a group effort to deliver a top quality athletic experience. So what exactly does a career as a Fitness Centre Manager entail, and how do you go about finding one?
This satisfying role of fitness centre manager involves overseeing the smooth running of an athletic facility. You will need to have a great deal of hands-on vocational experience working in these facilities in different capacities in order to understand what's required of you in a management role. Many people begin as a personal trainer at a particular facility and work their way up to a Duty Management or Assistant Sales role before eventually making a bid for the centre management position. Degrees are also available, but due to the hands-on nature of the job, they are generally most valued when paired with practical experience, rather than as a replacement for it. You'll need excellent organizational and leadership skills, and you'll have a real knack for tracking and planning finances, and event coordination
Wondering how to find openings for these kinds of jobs? Well, as mentioned before, many candidates will start in a lower level position and work their way up. You can also target the specific organizations you'd be interested in working for, both by expressing interest in person, and by keeping abreast with job openings advertised on their websites. There are also several websites specializing in advertising jobs in the Health and Leisure Sector, such as www.leisurejobs.com, and www.la-sourcejobs.com, which will post available positions. Alternately, you can check newspaper listings, or search through a recruitment agency that specializes in the health and leisure industry.
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