Segments in this Video

Health Club Manager: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:53)


Chris Cole is responsible for all the business aspects of his gym including payroll, bills, taxes, social media, and more.

Health Club Manager: Career Beginnings (00:41)

Cole's perspective about gyms and working out changed after he was obligated to participate in athletics in college.

Health Club Manager: Keys for Success (01:35)

Time management and communications skills are helpful for this or any profession, says Cole.

Health Club Manager: Education and Certification Requirements (01:38)

Cole suggests having a two or four-year degree with education in business. A love for managing things and math skills are helpful.

Health Club Manager: Workplace Atmosphere (02:02)

Cole works long hours and keeps busy with all the business aspects of his management position.

Health Club Manager: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:08)

This profession will seem overwhelming at first. Cole warns against being too proud to ask for help.

Health Club Manager: A Day on the Job (02:37)

After checking for any complaints, Cole makes sure the facility is running correctly and that clients are being taken care of. During slow times he socializes with clients or analyzes exercise class enrollment.

Health Club Manager: Industry Goals and Services (00:39)

Cole wants to see his clients improving week by week. If a business loses sight of client care it will lose money and clientele.

Health Club Manager: Industry Challenges (00:45)

Realize it is the client's choice whether or not to utilize the facilities after becoming a member.

Health Club Manager: Looking at the Future (02:16)

Cole says technology and poor food choices cause people to need fitness more. One study shows a 15 to 20% industry increase in the next few years.

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Health Club Manager—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a health club manager? In this Career Q&A video interview, Chris Cole talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to successfully managing a health club. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL166772

ISBN: 978-1-64481-374-4

Copyright date: ©2018

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