As you read earlier this year in IDEA Health & Fitness Source, wages/ salaries for most fitness staff increased over the past 2 years. A similar comparison for revenues and expenses
indicates that for the fitness business as a whole, and group fitness in particular, revenues have gone down since the year 2000—but so have expenses. On the other hand, both revenues and expenses have increased for the personal training side of the business.
BY CINDY SCIBETTA
How to Ask for --and Get-- a Raise or Promotion
Because asking for a raise or promotion can be daunting, many people spend hours worrying about it. They plan-- even role-play--how they will approach their supervisor. Maybe they start to ask their manager many times, only to make up excuses on why now is not the right time. Then they go home to stew over the issue, tell...
Average hours worked and compensation for the industry were reported in the January 2001 issue of IDEA Health & Fitness Source. These charts break down those results into regions. When looking at the numbers, consider that the region includes big cities and suburban areas, as well as small towns.
C O M P E N S AT I O N F O R J O B T I T L E S PA I D B Y H O U R O R B Y C L A S S
Northeast Northcentral South West
Group Exercise Coordinator
n = 10 hours worked 14 $ 20 n = 11 14 $ 16 n = 14 17 $ 15 n = 11 19 $14
Compensation by Region
n = 19 hours worked hourly rate 10 $ 25
n = 23 10 $ 23
n = 24 12 $ 19
n = 25 17 $ 21
Fitness Floor Staff
n = 1...
newsletter_teaser: With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. healthcare policy is placing an unprecedented value on prevention—a field that fitness professionals know well. Yet prevention is not only about averting the onset of disease. The healthcare system struggles with a seemingly unsolvable puzzle: How do we achieve the triple aim of providing high-quality care at an affordable cost to as many people as possible?
Many group fitness instructors are independent contractors and teach a variety of classes at various facilities. The majority of them would prefer to offer their teaching talents at a single facility in exchange for regular pay and full benefits, but such opportunities are hard to find.
newsletter_teaser: Many group fitness instructors are independent contractors and teach a variety of classes at various facilities. The majority of them would prefer to offer their teaching talents at a single facility in exchange for regular pay and full benefits, but such opportunities are hard to find.
I am a C6 tetraplegic paralyzed from the midchest down due to a car accident in 1995. Outside of physical therapy, I had never really thought about fitness very much until I gained a lot of weight after I had my two children (in 2003 and 2005). I went to our local YMCA to see if there was anything I could do to work out, lose weight and get myself back into physi- cal shape. I tried Zumba® and fell in love with the music and the fact that I was moving my body and having fun. Before I knew it, I was losing weight and gain- ing confidence, endurance and strength.
It’s a great time to be in the fitness industry—or is it?
According to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, jobs within our ranks are expected to grow at the “faster than average” rate of 24% between 2010 and 2020 (U.S. Department of Labor 2013b). While this is terrific overall, it means increased competition for the best jobs, promotions and benefits from a growing pool of workers.
newsletter_teaser: It’s a great time to be in the fitness industry—or is it? According to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, jobs within our ranks are expected to grow at the “faster than average” rate of 24% between 2010 and 2020. While this is terrific overall, it means there will be increased competition for the best jobs.
How can two full-time personal trainers with six part-time colleagues generate annual gross revenues in excess of $850,000?
Just ask studio owner Frank Nash.
Frank Nash Training Systems in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a 5,500-square-foot facility that specializes almost exclusively in small-group training. SGT is a training system that allows up to a dozen clients to work with a personal trainer during a shared workout session. It’s also the subject of an ongoing IDEA Trainer Success series.newsletter_teaser: The strength of your small-group training service relies on the effectiveness of your programming. Centralized program design ensures that all participants receive the same, high-quality training across all workouts.
Want to make your business more visible? Want to brand yourself as an expert in your community? Want a simple way to market yourself so you can make more money? If your response is yes, then brand recognition could be your answer.
Your training style, your logo, your written material, your workshops—essentially, all things business-related—are part of your business platform. They help brand you as an expert in your community, and for some of you, even as an expert in the world.
Brand Visibilitynewsletter_teaser: Want to make your business more visible? Want to brand yourself as an expert in your community? Want a simple way to market yourself so you can make more money? Brand recognition could be your answer.