Anyone who has been to a professional, full-featured gym or workout center has likely encountered a fitness coordinator. Fitness coordinators schedule group and individual exercise and workout sessions, and frequently lead or participate, as well. They work with individual trainers in a gym to set up scheduling for these trainers to work with groups and individuals, and they may also have supervisory and administrative duties to help ensure the safe upkeep of the facility.
Fitness coordinators are responsible for ensuring that large, small, and individual exercise classes of all types are scheduled and carried out according to plans. These classes are typically central to drawing membership revenue to private gyms and workout centers, and the fitness coordinator must ensure that the classes are filled and run by professionals who can provide expert-level instruction.
Fitness coordinators also work with trainers, fitness experts, and teachers at the facility to ensure that these personnel are properly scheduled for private training sessions. This can include ensuring that regular clients are matched with the trainers they prefer, and they may also be required to conduct interviews and make hiring decisions for new fitness workers, as well as help to incorporate the fitness center's rules and regulations to ensure that they are understood by all members.
Aspiring fitness coordinators should be in outstanding physical shape, and fitness clubs often prefer those who also have some managerial experience or secondary education in fitness instruction. Fitness coordinators typically work during regular weekly business hours, but may also schedule off-hours classes to accommodate groups and individuals with those needs. They typically work in an office within a professional gym or fitness center.
Fitness Coordinator Tasks
Prepare and develop evaluation documentation and budgetary requirements.
Select, hire, train, and manage fitness instructors.
Teach exercise classes and lead fitness instructors.
Manage itinerary for exercise classes and establish and improve new programs.
Promote facility and classes through various mediums.