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In a time of economy crisis and layoffs, there are still numerous job opportunities in the world of fitness. Many fitness gyms across the United States are posting help wanted ads on the Web in search of sales representatives. The duties of a fitness sales representative are plentiful and usually become a full-time job.
A front desk fitness sales representative has several duties, such as greeting all members, leading a tour of the facility with potential members, sharing club promotions and special events, taking phone calls, booking appointments for all members, and sustaining a positive attitude at all times with members and co-workers. Other responsibilities include selling memberships and participating in a community outreach, and motivating members and guest to generate a healthy lifestyle.
There are fitness centers in all parts of the United States looking to hire. Some locations are San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; Washington D.C.; Carrollton, Texas; Richmond, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; and Newark, N.J. Bally Total Fitness is one of the largest fitness centers with nearly 300 club locations in 29 states, Mexico, the Caribbean, Korea and China.
When looking into applying for this position, one should be able to meet the typical requirements. First, one should have a passion for fitness training and customer service. They need to have great communication skills, have basic computer skills, experience with sales presentations and prospects, and at least a high school diploma. Most representatives will be paid on an hourly rate ranging between $8 and $20 per hour, and will make commissions based on personal sales.
According to Bally Total Fitness, one of the largest nationwide commercial operators of fitness centers, sales representatives will get a paid training program, medical, dental and vision care, 401(k), vacation time and the encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle. These are basic benefits for all fitness centers.
Celebrities who have been involved with fitness sales or fitness training have been Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Richard Simmons.