Career Details

Director of Fitness (Resort)


Career Overview

The director of fitness at a resort manages and provides instruction to guests in the workout facilities. This includes the ordering of new equipment as well as providing personal training and teaching workout classes.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A master's degree in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would make an applicant more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$28,000 /yr
$41,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Physical Education
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

The director of fitness can work in any exercise facility. Jessica, the director featured in this video, works at the exercise facilities within a resort.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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