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Group Fitness Director


Job Code: GFD
# of openings: 1


Maryland's most elite athletic organization is rapidly expanding again! With over 30 years of outstanding success Merritt Athletic Clubs is looking for career-minded leaders who can think "outside the box" to rocket our top-notch team to the next level.

We are in search of a Group Fitness Director, to lead a world class Group Fitness experience for our members and guests.

Job Summary
To effectively manage all group fitness staff, programs and services at Merritt Athletic Club(s) in order to maximize group fitness attendance, member retention, club profitability, and new member integration.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Below are the primary Duties and Responsibilities that will be the basis on which job performance is measured. Lead with action words and make sure it can be measured. Be sure to include any authoritative actions if a manager or supervisor position. Examples:
  • Create Growth in the Group fitness classes by implementing strategies to maximize attendance and maintain appropriate levels of variety for members. 
  • Measure group fitness attendance and compare to weekly targets. Compare actual cost per head with budgeted cost per head, and track actual group fitness usage verse maximum group fitness usage using our Key Performance Indicators.    
  • Manage and exceed the group fitness budget by monitoring expenses, payroll, and income.  
  • Recruit World Class Instructors. Implement a regular recruitment plan to ensure you find strong instructor talent. 
  • Organize Instructor training by implementing continuous improvement for you and your team. Ensure and maintain current certifications of instructors by providing effective in house training.
  • Evaluate instructors a minimum of once per year via video. Perform quarterly quality control checks by attending classes on a random basis. 
  • Maintain the functional requirements of a well-organized studio- cleanliness, maintenance, ventilation etc.
  • Plan for success. Create monthly department plans and manage all actions required to secure your overall goals. Lead your group fitness team and club mangers to understand the contributions Group Fitness can deliver and motivate them to support Group Fitness to provide greater success.
  • Handle any employee related issue in line with club guidelines. Manage any member complaints in a fair and reasonable manner.
  • Meet and greet all new members regardless of club interest.
  • Create successful working relationships between all departments. Assist in outreach, member referrals, and promoting all departments.
  • Attend all company launches and meeting as well as weekly department head meeting at your club(s).
  • Act as Manger on Duty. Ensure that all club departments are working together and focused on hitting monthly goals. 
Position Requirements
Knowledge (Including Education, Training or Certifications)

Skills & Abilities— maintains all applicable certifications and CEU requirements; AED and CPR certified, 1-2 year of management experience, Bachelors Degree, competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.  Must be able to maintain a work schedule during prime time hours and have flexibility with work schedules.

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