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Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

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What They Do

Fitness and Wellness Coordinators Career Video

About This Career

Manages or coordinates fitness and wellness programs and services. Manages and trains staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Administration and Administrative Support pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Maintains wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.
  • Develops or coordinates fitness and wellness programs or services.
  • Recommends or approves new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.
  • Manages or oversees fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
  • Supervises fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
  • Tracks attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events.
  • Conducts or facilitates training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.
  • Maintains or arranges for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.
  • Prepares or implements budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans.
  • Develops fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Wellness and Coaching Manager
  • Wellness Programs Director
  • Clinical and Wellness Programs Manager
  • Fitness and Wellness Director
  • Fitness Director
  • Group Fitness Manager (GFM)
  • Wellness Director


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