Fitness Supervisor
New York, NY

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WTS International
New York, NY
United States

Job Description

Arch Amenities Group, the world's leading spa, fitness and leisure firm, is seeking a Fitness Supervisor. The Fitness Supervisor is responsible for assisting in directing all group exercise operations to include: developing and directing strategic planning efforts of group exercise program; maximizing participation while monitoring and controlling expenses to meet planned operating profits; assisting in recruiting, hiring, and training all group exercise instructors in accordance with established costs, procedures, and staffing needs; and providing leadership and opportunities for overall program growth and individual skill enhancement.


  • Ensures the "Arch Amenities Group Experience" for members and guests by maintaining the standards set in Arch Amenities Group Basics to Excellence (BTE), Arch Amenities Group Mission Statement/Values; Standards and Expectations, and Arch Amenities Group Brand Standards.
  • Adheres to policies of the facility and Arch Amenities Group.
  • Assist in the supervision of fitness staff (personal trainers and group exercise instructors).
  • Records each sub request and accurately records all data on the substitution record.
  • Records class attendance data at the end of each month and performs a weekly check of group exercise class numbers to ensure they are being recorded by instructors.
  • Checks spinning room maintenance log daily (if applicable) and takes appropriate action.
  • Performs a weekly check of equipment to ensure it's in working order and good condition (balls, mats, microphones, speakers, spinning computers, bike seats, etc.)
  • Assists facility management in ordering equipment and parts for fitness classes.
  • Works closely with facility management to keep up with trends and make appropriate changes to group exercise schedule.
  • Reports any incidents or accidents to the facility management.
  • Develops, through use of a template, a monthly and yearly management report outlining key facility statistics and a summary of daily operations as they relate to the Group Exercise program.
  • Submits all paperwork and financial reporting for group exercise program, including payroll, in accordance with Arch Amenities Group policy.
  • Develops and maintains accurate facility maintenance procedures and checklists for group exercise program through routine preventative maintenance and repair. Maintains a preventative maintenance schedule for group exercise equipment.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility through programming revenue and efficient scheduling of department and/or facility and, when necessary, makes changes or plans to stay within budgetary guidelines while exceeding revenue budgeted.
  • Provides leadership in current trends and introduces new classes that generate revenue for the department.
  • Maintains a monthly inventory of supplies, equipment, and or products.
  • Writes articles or press releases for the facility, when applicable.
  • Creates a team of service providers to meet all aspects of professionalism and service demands.
  • Teaches fitness classes or personal training sessions.
  • Arrives 5-10 minutes before the start of each class or session to make preparations (e.g., music, sound equipment, lights, fans, etc.).
  • Ends each class or session promptly, ensuring that all equipment is properly stored; lights, sound system, and fans are turned off (if appropriate); and returns the microphone and any borrowed CDs to the fitness desk.
  • Conducts safe and effective fitness classes, each of which should include a warm-up, cool-down, and stretch for all major muscles groups, as well as cardio and/or strength training segments. Offers variations to accommodate most if not all class participants.
  • Recognizes and reports signs of distress in class participants and follows the emergency plan of action.
  • Forwards all questions, complaints, and suggestions to the facility management for follow up.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Maintains a fully staffed department and/or facility by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training all staff. Must sub or organize any last minute needs when a class cannot be covered. Goal is to have 100% compliance with schedule. Worst case scenario is to cancel no more than 2 classes per week out of 90-100 class offerings.
  • Ensures the staff is fully knowledgeable on the use and benefits of services, products, programs, and activities by conducting regularly scheduled staff meetings and training workshops.
  • Ensures appropriate department and/or facility supervisory coverage through use of a Manager on Duty (MOD) system and participates in the MOD schedule.
  • Assesses all department employees' progress continually; coaches employees with positive reinforcement, and disciplines, when necessary, fairly and consistently; participates in annual performance evaluations, and, when necessary, assists in the termination process.
  • Provides excellent customer service and monitors guest feedback through the use of comment cards and other customer care techniques. Supervises and follows up on guest requests and comments within 24 hours.
  • Creates and implements an effective marketing and public relations strategy for group exercise in a timely manner.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates an extremely diverse and enjoyable schedule of group exercise classes.
  • Develops member participation, retention, and recruitment plans; outlining in detail all promotions, group exercise programs, and any expenditures.
  • Contacts non-active members and invites them to social events or exercise classes.
  • Designs, with the use of templates, forms, flyers, and promotional materials to be utilized in daily facility operations and promotions for the group exercise program.
  • Ensures all instructors are current in first aid, CPR and instructor certifications, where appropriate.
  • Maintains quality control of fitness program.
  • Maintains group exercise bulletin board(s).


  • Certification from a nationally recognized fitness agency (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, AEA, WITS, It's Yoga, YogaFit).
  • Previous experience in personal training or group exercise instruction.
  • Current first aid, CPR, and other safety certifications when required by the client.
  • Minimum of one-year supervisory experience in a health facility setting.
  • Must be able to lift 45-pound weight plates.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and motivational.
  • Effective leadership skills and strong work ethic.
  • High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree in health, fitness or business management field preferred.
  • Normal work hours: Varied to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Proficient in appropriate computer skills and office equipment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move light objects.
  • This position required the ability to balance, stoop, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, and lift.

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Arch Amenities Group is an equal employment opportunity employer that is committed to having a diverse work force.
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