Every facility follows a business model, which impacts all costs,
including salary levels. When looking at these figures, keep in mind how costs are associated with revenue. For example, it is simpler to
associate the cost of a personal trainer with the revenue of a session fee than it is to associate the cost of a fitness instructor with the revenue of a membership fee, which allows access to an entire facility. These cost-revenue associations may impact compensation.
T H E 2 0 01 S U M M I T W R A P - U P :
in the Big Apple
From all corners of the world, personal fitness trainers gathered in New York City for the industry event of the year.
When the 2001 IDEA Personal Trainer International Summit...
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.
exist to service customers.
By Kathie Davis and Patricia Ryan
Stay on top of the current needs of clients and businesses.
Successful personal trainers will tell you their success is due to a combination of people skills and business skills. The "technical" skills of excellent program design are assumed, these trainers explain; but being able to relate to client...
Among the most dramatic trends over the past decade has been the growth of the personal fitness trainer profession and the diversification of services provided. Yet, as the demand for trainers grows, and as more fitness professionals enter the training field, there
remains no single, standard qualification or certification required for a person to practice as a personal trainer.
Use this report on the 2000 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey to keep pace with industry trends.
fitness programs trends report
The year 2000 was a reflection of the vitality of the fitness industry. The number of programs offered remained diverse, with many options popular among consumers. Equipment was widely used, with innovative developers adapting traditional equipment for contemporar...
Here's your first look at the latest earnings and benefits for management and staff.
Compensation is the right word to apply to earnings in the fitness industry. The managers and owners replying to this year's survey are using benefits, discounts and continuing education opportunities to supplement both salary and hourly dollars. Respondents also report an exemplary 70 percent (%) customer retenti...
As the fitness industry has diversified, so has the need to customize our code of conduct. As part of the association's entry into the new millennium, we asked our membership committees to evaluate the IDEA Code of Ethics. Our advisors suggested that the code would be most useful to you if it was adapted to reflect the varying responsibilities of different jobs. In its new form, therefore, the cod...
With so many fitness activities available, how do you determine which ones are a good fit for your business? Asking current customers is your first step to answering that question. Surveys, informal conversations and tracking participation are good ways to find out what clients are interested in. The second step is to see what other facilities are offering, both locally and nationally, and predict if your customers will like the same programs their customers do.
2000 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey
The demographics of the businesses where the respondents work.
l This survey shows a cross section
of the fitness industry. While health clubs represent 34%, other fitness business locations also are apparent. This diversity among IDEA members indicates they have a large sphere of influence over the types of fitness act...