Personal Training Manager, Chicago - Equinox Fitness Clubs
The Personal Training Manager (PTM) is the business leader of the department. They create and support team culture to drive operational excellence and deliver a superior member experience. Personal Training Managers are goal oriented, results driven, eager to interact with members, and excited to develop and manage a team of high performing talent.
- Full Time
- Mid-Senior Level
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- Team Player
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Personal Training Manager, Chicago - Equinox Fitness ClubsOverview
Equinox Group is a high growth collective of the world's most influential, experiential, and differentiated lifestyle brands. We restlessly seek what is next for maximizing life - and boldly grow the lifestyle brands and experiences that define it. In addition to Equinox, our other brands, Blink, Pure Yoga, SoulCycle, Equinox Hotels and Equinox Media are all recognized for inspiring and motivating members and employees to maximize life. Our portfolio of brands is recognized globally with locations within every major city across the United States in addition to London, Toronto, and Vancouver.
We are passionate about high performance living and we practice what we preach – investing time in our own health and fitness. We believe that everyone has untapped potential within them and it takes a disruptive approach to unleash it. We dream big and don’t settle for the status quo. We sweat the details. We never accept less than 110% to help each other deliver the Equinox experience and enable our members to get great results. We are obsessed with what’s new, what’s now, what’s next. Never following, always leading, living ahead of the moment in fashion, culture and consumer behavior. We aren’t just a company; we’re a community vested in each other’s success. We value humility and a team approach at every level of the company.
If you are a high performing individual who is passionate about winning and inspiring others then we are excited to discuss career opportunities with you.Job Description
Personal Training Careers at Equinox
Equinox is the most successful personal training business in the industry. With over a quarter century of growth and expansion, we have the resources available and the commitment needed for our leaders to have an unparalleled and prosperous career. We want leaders that seek growth in the fitness industry and are committed to the lifestyle and leadership of a strong and successful brand that is rapidly expanding.
The Personal Training Manager (PTM) is a leader of operational excellence at the club level for the PT Department. He/she creates and supports team culture to drive the business. Personal Training Managers should be goal oriented, results driven, eager to interact with members, and excited to develop and manage a team of high performing talent.
Leadership in Operational Excellence:
- Model “Servant Leadership” during interactions with trainers, club staff, and members.
- Establish and maintain friendliness and service standards for trainers in their interactions with members and club staff.
- Proactively act upon business trends in new clients, fitness assessment conversions, client attrition and client training frequency to achieve monthly and annual department goals.
- Implement and execute all operational SOPs including administrative duties associated with client outreach and staff accountabilities.
- Craft and execute a meaningful monthly trainers’ forum (meeting).
Talent Development and Support of PT Staff:
- Conduct monthly Professional Development Meetings (PDMs) and partner with trainer to achieve their stated specific actions steps directly associated with trainer’s stated financial, career and education goals.
- Provide timely, direct, and actionable feedback to Fitness Manager (FM) and trainers on areas of improvement and timetable those improvements with clearly defined expectations.
- Develop strong relationships with all departments in club in order to ensure communication and collaboration to support our internal philosophy.
- Lead sales training for new hires and those needing extra support.
- Conduct business management workshops focusing on the specific needs of each Tier level.
- Develop and manage the FM to flawlessly execute job responsibilities and prepare for promotion opportunity.
- Identify key talent to promote to Managers in Training (MIT), Tier X and Master Instructors.
- Lead and foster team commitment to continued education opportunities (both internal and external) to ensure high educational standards and delivery of quality programming.
- Achieve and maintain team headcount target through active management of the interview process and generating referrals from current trainers.
- Demonstrated ability to hire, direct and develop staff through creating accountability and structured time-lines.
- Demonstrated outgoing and collaborative social skills and strong desire to interact with members, clients and staff.
- Demonstrated sales skills with specific focus of attracting new clients and retention.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills.
- Consistently positive feedback from colleagues, direct reports, and supervisors.
- Proven ability to drive revenue
- Demonstrated successful leadership ability in an educational, fitness or management setting (one year minimum preferred).
- Exercise Science or Sports Management Degree preferred. Current national certification, CPR/AED, First Aid.
- Excellent instructional abilities - i.e. an ability to lead a curriculum and create strategies for learning.
- Enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable regarding the fitness industry.
- Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.
AS A MEMBER OF THE EQUINOX TEAM YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- We offer competitive salary, benefits, and industry leading commission opportunities for club employees
- Complimentary Club membership
- Perks and incentives with our products and services including Personal Training, Pilates, Spa and Shop
This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.
Equinox is an equal opportunity employer. For more information regarding our career opportunities, please visit one of our clubs or our website at https://careers.equinox.com/
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Must have a legal right to work in the United States.
Equinox is proudly recognized as the industry leader in Personal Training expertise, with the first in-house education of its kind through the Equinox Fitness Training Institute.
Through progressive and continuous effort, our Personal Trainer’s knowledge base will expand through in-club functional workshops, marquee seminars & symposiums, as well as deep industry relationships with university, equipment, and scientific partners worldwide.
The PT Department believes in a “promote from within” philosophy. Most of the senior PT Department leadership, both at the national and regional levels, started as personal trainers with Equinox.
Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA and FSA, including mental health coverage
Retirement planning options, including employer matching 401(k)
Access to our global network of state-of-the-art facilities
Leadership advancement opportunities such as Master Instructor, MNR Manager, or Personal Training Manager
Membership discounts on Equinox products and services
The highest compensation structure in the industry, with an earning potential of $100K+
Over 160 hours of paid education through the Equinox Fitness Training Institute
Michelle fell in love with Equinox—the education they offered, the support system within the trainers and instructors, and the growth- focused feedback she consistently received. In 2015, she became a Tier 1 personal trainer and built her business quickly. Within 6 months, she became a Tier 3 personal trainer and transferred to the Huntington Beach, California location in 2016.
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