Health Club Hiring & Staffing Resources

To help you bolster your health club's performance, we’ve assembled a growing list of resources in this section—columns from experts, IHRSA Best Practices, a long list of publications available in the IHRSA Store and presentations from past IHRSA Conventions.

Fitness Industry Job Descriptions

Sample job descriptions were provided to IHRSA by its member clubs/companies. They are not endorsed by IHRSA, but are made available for download.


Hiring & Staffing Best Practices

Best Practices feature answers from experts from both inside and outside the health club industry to thought-provoking questions on a wide range of topics.

Should You Have a Staff Cell Phone Policy?

Claud L. (Tex) McIver discusses instituting and deliberately and consistently enforcing a legally sound company policy is key to addressing this issue.

Should Staff Code of Conduct Agreement Cover Social Media Use?

Is it our right, as an employer, to ask our staff to sign a code of conduct agreement covering social media use? If so, what are some points we should include?

What are different ways to recognize top employees?

There are numerous acts from management that can do wonders for an employee. And it doesn't always have to involve monetary gestures.

How do you reward and retain your best employees?

Hiring an employee can be a painstaking process, aside from being costly between advertiding the position, interviewing, training and time for them to acclimate.


HR Digest

HR Digest is a monthly email newletter. Includes articles on key employment topics affecting the fitness industry, valuable compensation & benefits data, and exclusive discounts on Featured Employer packages and job posting purchases. 

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IHRSA Employee Compensation & Benefits Report

The 2017 IHRSA Employee Compensation & Benefits Report, published in March 2017, is based on survey data provided by leading IHRSA member health clubs in the U.S. and Canada. The report provides compensation information for senior management/corporate staff, salaried club-level employees, and hourly club-level employees. Also available in 3 value-priced parts.



The IHRSA Store

We regularly conduct market research about the size and scope of the global health club industry, and we also survey consumer attitudes and perceptions about commercial health and sports clubs.