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All About Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Occupation Description Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

List of Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Job Duties

  • Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
  • Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.
  • Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.
  • Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.
  • Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.

Things a Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Should Know How to Do

When polled, Fitness and Wellness Coordinators say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Other Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Job Titles

  • Certified Wellness Program Manager
  • Group Fitness Manager (GFM)
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Manager

Job Demand for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

There were about 38,400 jobs for Fitness and Wellness Coordinator in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,100 new jobs for Fitness and Wellness Coordinator by 2026. There will be an estimated 3,400 positions for Fitness & Wellness Coordinator per year.


The states with the most job growth for Fitness & Wellness Coordinator are Utah, Nevada, and New York. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, South Dakota, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Fitness and Wellness Coordinators Salary

The salary for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators ranges between about $44,130 and $141,000 a year.


Fitness and Wellness Coordinators who work in District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $95,830
Alaska $75,100
Arizona $100,300
Arkansas $68,180
California $93,130
Colorado $103,350
Connecticut $99,060
Delaware $121,170
District of Columbia $105,730
Florida $88,360
Georgia $93,040
Idaho $62,060
Illinois $80,440
Indiana $58,900
Iowa $88,590
Kansas $87,460
Kentucky $82,070
Louisiana $70,990
Maine $68,260
Maryland $105,690
Massachusetts $96,570
Michigan $77,390
Minnesota $79,960
Mississippi $82,830
Missouri $79,220
Montana $74,700
Nebraska $85,820
Nevada $84,480
New Hampshire $72,840
New Jersey $100,040
New Mexico $70,920
North Carolina $82,040
North Dakota $71,380
Ohio $88,220
Oklahoma $76,410
Oregon $59,490
Pennsylvania $80,560
Rhode Island $104,700
South Carolina $78,930
South Dakota $73,320
Tennessee $74,750
Texas $85,000
Utah $68,180
Vermont $70,500
Virginia $104,310
Washington $86,750
West Virginia $88,000
Wisconsin $74,980
Wyoming $87,290

Tools & Technologies Used by Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Fitness and Wellness Coordinators:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Work scheduling software
  • Payroll software

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