Pros: Friendly staff, upbeat atmosphere, free gym, healthy food options, location, low stress, something different each day
Cons: Low pay, too much time spent behind the desk
Each day coming into work is a different experience. Since the job consists of customer service interaction as well and desk work, there is always something new that comes up. Most of my day is spent on the computer, either creating and editing marketing/programs, answering customer/member emails, reviewing data from previous programs, or entering data. The remainder of the day is spent with the members themselves. I would sometimes teach group exercise classes, person exercise prescriptions, and just build a stronger rapport with the individuals who come in and out of the facility each day. I manage a group of personal trainers so I also deal with payroll, interaction between personal trainer and clientele and promotion and implementation of the personal training program.
I thoroughly enjoy working with my team. Ideas are always bounced off one another and everyone's opinions are valued. Management is very easy to deal with. I am open to new ideas and critiques so conversations that might be hard in other places, are not in mine because of the open relationship I have with my managers.
The hardest part of the job is to focus on desk work. Since I am physically stationed in a fitness center, people come in and out all day. I want to have long conversations with every individual giving them guidance in their wellness goals, but at times, my workload does not allow that to happen.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I have effected people in a positive way each day. Using my knowledge to benefit others, really makes everything all worth it at the end of the day. Health will always be important no matter what, so sharing this wealth of knowledge with as many people as possible will only make the overall population experience a better way of living.