Fitness Centre Managers manage fitness centres. They may coach, instruct and train clients.

    Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as a Fitness Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business, management or fitness might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • 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.

    More about Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

    All Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Fitness Centre Managers

    • 4,300 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 34 years Average age
    • 49% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Fitness Centre Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 2,500 in 2011 to 4,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Fitness Centre Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Other Services; and Education and Training.
    • 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%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Arts and Recreation Services74.0
    Other Services13.8
    Education and Training5.0
    Health Care and Social Assistance2.1
    Other Industries5.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateFitness Centre ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.131.6
    VIC24.725.6
    QLD20.720.0
    SA6.27.0
    WA11.810.8
    TAS1.32.0
    NT0.61.0
    ACT2.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketFitness Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.8-5.05.0
    20-2410.7-9.39.3
    25-3439.0-22.922.9
    35-4426.5-22.022.0
    45-5416.0-21.621.6
    55-594.0-9.09.0
    60-641.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.5-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationFitness Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.7-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree25.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma19.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV28.9-21.121.1
    Year 1216.4-18.118.1
    Year 112.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below3.6-12.512.5

    Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as a Fitness Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business, management or fitness might be helpful.

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    • working with vulnerable people and children check
    • first aid certificate

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    Employers look for Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and Training

      70% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      68% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Sales and Marketing

      62% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    4. Psychology

      61% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. English Language

      60% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic Mail

      98% Important

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    2. Telephone

      97% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Contact With Others

      91% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      90% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

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