Director of Fitness

What Does A Director of Fitness Do?

The director of fitness at a resort manages and provides instruction to guests in the workout facilities. This includes the ordering of new equipment as well as providing personal training and teaching workout classes.

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How Do I Become A Director of Fitness?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A master’s degree in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would make an applicant more valuable.

What is the Average Salary For A Director of Fitness?

High – 62,000
Median – 41,000
Low – 28,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Director of Fitness?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Physical Education

What Is The Work Environment For A Director of Fitness?

The director of fitness can work in any exercise facility. Jessica, the director featured in this video, works at the exercise facilities within a resort.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Director of Fitness?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale

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