- Plans and organises the range and mix of fitness programmes to be offered by the centre.
- Organises publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
- Selects, trains and supervises staff.
- Ensures facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.
- May undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients.
Gym Managers Summary
The number of people working as Fitness Centre Managers grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 2,500 in 2011 to 4,300 in 2016.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (75%, higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 49% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Gym Manager Age Profile
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Gym Manager Education Levels
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
What Qualifications Do You Need to be a Gym Manager?
Gym managers need either extensive experience, or a formal qualification in a related field to work. Training may be through a VET Qualification such as the Diploma of Fitness.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- Diploma of Fitness
- National police check
- Working with children check
- First aid certificate
- CPR certificate
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