Fitness and Wellness Coordinator  What They Do

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Fitness and Wellness Coordinators Career Video



Manages or coordinates fitness and wellness programs and services. Manages and trains staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Administration and Administrative Support pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Manages or oversees fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
  • Provides individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.
  • Supervises fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
  • Conducts needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
  • Develops or coordinates fitness and wellness programs or services.
  • Prepares or implements budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans.
  • Tracks cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Maintains wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.
  • Selects or supervises contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.
  • Develops fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Chief Wellness Officer --
  • Executive Wellness Programs Director --
  • Fitness and Wellness Director --
  • Fitness Coordinator --
  • Fitness Director --
  • Fitness Supervisor --
  • Fitness/Wellness Director --
  • Group Fitness Manager (GFM) --
  • Recreational Sports Director --
  • Wellness Director --