Fitness Connection

Program Director


Irving, TX


Full Time

Regional Fitness Program Manager

Fitness Connection is looking for a highly motivated Regional Fitness Program Manager to join our team.

SUMMARY:  This position contributes to Fitness Connection’s success by driving the flawless execution of the company’s club exercise program strategies including leveraging group exercise and fee-based programs. This position reports directly to the National Director of Fitness Programming


Departmental/Operational duties:

  • Manage the overall success; as well provide partnership, coaching and insight to assist Regional Presidents and General Manager’s in effectively operating the performance and development of fee-based, FITSENIORS and free group programming.

  • Ensure that all club level programming is in alignment with operational excellence principles.

  • Manage and provide functional guidance of fee-based programming and help clubs identify new opportunities to grow this line of business.

  • Identify system limitations and work closely with the National Director Fitness Programming to development solutions

  • Be knowledgeable of local group exercise trends and competitors.

  • Ensure that the Group Exercise schedule is in the approved standard company format, displayed promptly and updated online.

  • Track group exercise related data, communicate data trends and recommendations to the National Director of Fitness Programming

  • Oversee the Group Exercise program by coordinating special events with the General Manager and Regional President.

  • Model and promote Fitness Connection’s Mission and Values by motivating and supporting club team while always ensuring member satisfaction.

  • Facilitate monthly Group Exercise Area Manager Meetings.

  • Teach minimum of 4 classes per week when not traveling to market

  • Ensure all Management tools are completed by GFM each month and on time


HR/Payroll/Administrative duties:

  • Facilitate the administration and approval of payroll

  • Adhere to Company pay policies and procedures and review monthly payroll budgets with NDFP.

  • Oversee Group Exercise Manager Recruitments; auditions hiring, training, and to assure high performing teams focused on delivering a great member experience.

  • Oversee and manage the evaluation of each instructor and ensure that all certifications are up to date.

  • Ensure that documentation regarding training and certifications is forwarded to Human Resources for filing.

  • Ensure that Area Managers lead and follow Company policies and procedures especially, the class substitute policy

  • Communicate staff evaluations, disciplinary action, and issues with National Director of Fitness Programming.


Equipment/Facility duties:

  • Manage equipment inventory and send order request to NDFP for approval


  • Manage equipment repair with Facility Maintenance and keep records of lost, stolen, and broken equipment.


  • Manage the quality of the Group X rooms as to cleanliness and organization of equipment

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess well-developed understanding and use of management skills such as recruitment, selection, training and development, and coaching

  • Ability to create and monitor annual budgets and review monthly

  • The ability to create financial projections detailing income and expenses

  • Ability to remain flexible in order to adapt to changing work environments

  • Hold a current national certification

  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships

  • Ability to work independently

  • Have a high level of professionalism, honesty, integrity and work ethic.

  • Knowledge of safe exercise techniques and group exercise principles.

  • Knowledge of basic physiology and body mechanics.

  • Performance of a variety of exercise routines.

  • Positive and effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot audio equipment.

  • Efficient with MS Excel and data management
  • Capable of multitasking
  • Exhibit a superior sense of customer service at all times.

Required Experience, Education and Certifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience

  • Must have at minimum 5 years’ experience successfully teaching & managing group exercise classes

  • Must have 5 years’ experience managing multiple locations with direct responsibility for managing P & L’s

  • Must have experience implementing and managing Group Fee Based programming

  • Complete knowledge of Group Exercise policies and procedures

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required, Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology,Recreation pr P.E. or related Preferred

  • Company approved current national GXI certification

  • Instructors having a specialized skill such as Yoga, Pilates, etc. must provide verifiable proof of education

  • Current CPR certification and basic first aid training is required


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