Gym Managers – Employment Statistics

Gym Managers, personal training managers and group fitness managers manage fitness centres, personal training studios, and sports clubs. They may coach, instruct and train clients. Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as Gym Managers.


  • Plans and organises the range and mix of fitness programmes to be offered by the centre.
  • Organises publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
  • Selects, trains and supervises staff.
  • Ensures facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.
  • May undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients.

Gym Managers Summary

The number of people working as Fitness Centre Managers grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 2,500 in 2011 to 4,300 in 2016.

  • Full-time: Many work full-time (75%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 49% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Gym Manager Age Profile

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

Gym Manager Education Levels

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

What Qualifications Do You Need to be a Gym Manager?

Gym managers need either extensive experience, or a formal qualification in a related field to work. Training may be through a VET Qualification such as the Diploma of Fitness.

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