CONTRACT: “Dry Land” Fitness Coordinator


The “dry land” fitness coordinator is an hourly contract position that designs and delivers fitness programming as well as supervises the work of supporting instructors. The position will work under the direction of FGPC’s program coaching staff to design and deliver supporting “dry land training” for the club’s on-water athletes. The contract position will be responsible for a wide range of duties as indicated below:

  • To be actively involved in designing fitness and wellness programs that are compliant with the given standards as established by program coaches and supporting governing bodies
  • To understand coach and athlete requirements and communicate them effectively whenever fitness meetings are scheduled
  • To design schedules of various fitness programs by taking into account the coach and athlete demands, so that maximum athletes get enrolled
  • To assist and develop individual fitness training programs by request, in conjunction with program coaches
  • To advise the clients regarding the rules and policies, precautionary and safety measures that need to be taken, demonstrate how to use the fitness equipment and machinery, ensure that first aid and any medical help is available instantly in case of any injury, and to make sure that the fitness equipment remains clean and properly stowed by program participants.

Essential Skills

The fitness coordinator must bring a drive and passion for fitness and health, as well as excellent and effective communication skills to be able to guide, counsel, and attract and retain FGPC’s on water athletes. S/he should be able to demonstrate excellent organizational and management skills. He should be able to think of creative ideas to motivate athletes to achieve results off the start and at the finish line, as well as promote sustainable fitness levels for long term athlete development. This profile demands high mobility, and the person should be comfortable standing, walking, bending, and sitting for long hours. S/he should have excellent supervisory skills and should be able to instruct in a clear and effective manner.

Educational Requirements

The position requires a bachelor's degree in physical education, health fitness, exercise physiology, or any other relevant field. A CPR, AED, or first aid certification is required. Additional certifications would also prove to be a plus. A demonstrated track record of successful program development and fitness program innovation would be an advantage.

Work Hours

Anticipated work load will amount to 15-20 hours per week. The schedule may vary at times and will include meetings and seminars related to fitness and health as well as the club’s on water programming. The position will require flexible scheduling, with an emphasis on evening and weekend training to accommodate the greatest number of program athletes.

Compensation Details

Negotiable and commensurate on skills, availability and experience.

Career Prospects

FGPC and the gym it owns and operates is a growing and competitive operation under effective management with growing programs and athlete populations.