Careers & Internships at GHF

Your employment at Gainesville Health & Fitness will be one of the most unique experiences you will ever have.  We believe our employees
are our greatest asset and work every day to challenge them to reach their full potential.  The training, coaching, and hands-on experience
in business elevates personal best levels that will extend to all areas of life.  

Every employee, current or future, lives the GHF Culture:

  • Shares knowledge
  • Develops leaders
  • Continuously improves
  • Appreciates and reward expectional performance
  • Uses teamwork to achieve goals
  • Keeps the business uncommonly clean and maintained
  • Innovates

Who We Are.  The GHF Brand.
We get up in the morning to banish complacency and to help others unleash their fullest potential.

You will find adventure here, as we are the largest, most innovative fitness facility in Gainesville—with more classes, more choices and
more variety than any other health club in town. What’s more, our members benefit from some of the most advanced programs available
in the entire U.S.

With three unique clubs and on-site physical therapy through ReQuest, our members have the greatest access to health. And, with a
culture of service and an esteemed reputation, its no wonder our clients experience growth and transformation faster than anywhere else.

 At GHF, we like to say, “You’re going to feel good here.”

• GHF is 100% positivity

• GHF is fun and energetic with a sense of humor

• GHF is innovative and purpose-driven

• GHF is warm, open and family-oriented

• GHF is passionate and inspired

We look for these traits in every employee:

Honesty
Good Communicators
Customer Focused
Empathetic
Hard Working
Good Listeners

Goal Oriented
Accomplished
Health Conscious
Committed
Teachable
Humble

 

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Service Staff

The service staff of the Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers is our facilities' front line handling all members' needs. These positions include: floor instructor, receptionist, kid's club attendant, maintenance, and housekeeping.

Characteristics of successful applicants include the following:

Honest
Goal Oriented
Good Communicators
Accomplished
Customer Focused
Health Conscious

Empathetic
Committed
Hard Working
Teachable
Good Listeners
Humble


Questions: Contact employment@ghfc.com

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Membership Sales

The fitness counselors at Gainesville Health & Fitness must show an extraordinary commitment to helping others. 
  

 

 

The Membership Advisor position at GHF focuses on member acquisition (sales) and retention. In this role you have an opportunity to help others unleash their fullest potential with a GHF membership.  Traits and behaviors critical to this role are exceptional likeabiilty quotient, competitive, goal driven, activator, fast paced, extreme focus, and ability to handle adversity/tough situations with courage.  Job description highlights include:

• Create a personal book of business with prospects you have generated

• Achieve daily, weekly and monthly acquisition and retention goals through persistent and enthusiastic outreach

• Recruit new members through outbound calling and lead generation; 50% are self-generated

• Leverage new and existing relationships to maximize member referrals

• Attend daily meetings to monitor and report on sales activities and follow up for management

• Attend weekly sales meetings to further align with regional and company objectives

• Operate as the lead point of contact and relationship manager for any and all matters specific to your members and guests

• Customize the buying experience by encouraging involvement with our people, programs and places to align with the unique needs, interests and goals of each prospective member.

Contact employment@ghfc.com for more information about this position.

 

Group Fitness

Our group fitness instructors teach a variety of classes including yoga, Zumba, Les Mills programs, Tai Chi, and kick boxing, to name a few. All of our group fitness instructors are certified through one of the following certifications: AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) www.afaa.com or ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) www.ACSM.org. If you are interested in becoming a group fitness instructor please send us your resume or stop by the front desk at our Newberry location to fill out an application.  Group Fitness Manager:  Sheila Gardner, sheilagar@ghfc.com.
 

GHFC logo.Send all resumes to:

Director of Group Fitness
GHFC
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607


Personal Training

Our personal trainers come from varied educational backgrounds. All of our trainers are certified through one of the following certifications: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) www.NASM.org; ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) www.ACSM.org or NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) www.nsca-cc.org . At GHFC, we encourage our trainers to continually learn, be creative, and try new things. If you have an interest in being a part of one of the best personal training departments in the US please send us your resume or stop by the front desk at our Newberry location to fill out an application.


Send all resumes to:

Personal Training Department
GHFC
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607

Personal Training Benefits

Enormous client prospecting pool!
-With three locations and over 27,000 members, personal trainers have unlimited potential to gain clientele and income
-Current personal trainers only penetrate about 4% of the GHFC population!!!

Largest team of Certified Personal Trainers in North Central Florida
-This means, support from various backgrounds such as physical therapist, massage therapist, and athletic trainers.

Three full service facilities


Health insurance
-Offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for FULL time personal trainers.


Paid Time Off (PTO).
-After one year of full time status, the trainer can receive PTO.


Free GHFC Membership for you and your spouse.


PT on The Net
-Personal trainers are given full access to “PT on the Net” for research and educational benefits.
-Trainers have the opportunity to earn free continuing education credits through PT on the Net towards their certification renewal.


In-House workshops and seminars.
-Trainers have the opportunity to earn free continuing education credits towards their certification renewal by attending bi-yearly in-house seminars.


Flexible scheduling, work your desired hours


Certifications


Personal Training

Our personal trainers come from varied educational backgrounds. All of our trainers are certified through one of the following certifications: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) www.NASM.org; ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) www.ACSM.org; or NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) www.nsca-cc.org.
At GHFC, we encourage our trainers to continually learn, be creative, and try new things. If you have an interest in being a part of one of the best personal training departments in the US please send us your resume or stop by the front desk at our Newberry location to fill out an application.


Send all resumes to:

Personal Training Department
GHFC
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607

Group Exercise

Our group fitness instructors teach a variety of classes including yoga, step, body pump, Tai Chi, and kick boxing, to name a few. All of our group fitness instructors are certified through one of the following certifications: AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) www.afaa.com, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) www.ACSM.org or ACE(American Council on Exercise) www.acefitness.com.
If you are interested in becoming a group fitness instructor please send us your resume or stop by the front desk at our Newberry location to fill out an application.


Send all resumes to:

Director of Group Fitness
GHFC
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607


Internships

Documents

Internship Plan

Sample Internship Outline

Qualifications:
• Basic computer skills, including ability in Word and Excel.
• Must have strong organizational, and customer service skills
• Must be an active college student receiving college credit

Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers internship opportunities were designed to give college students the opportunity to gain a more accurate understanding of what it takes to work in the fitness industry.

By working closely with several key departments our interns gain firsthand experience in the professional fitness industry. Some of the key departments include:
• Hiring Department
• Membership sales
• Facility operations
• Service departments
• Personal training, and
• Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising

By spending time with each of these departments the student gets the opportunity to understand how all of these departments work together to benefit the company as a whole. All internships positions are unpaid and must receive academic credit. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Hiring Responsibilities:

• Receiving and screening applications; scheduling interviews; calling and meeting with applicants
• Administrative duties include but not limited to scanning documents, special projects, data entry and answering phones
• Conducting pre-screening interviews for applicants, maintain application log and hire track
• Set up orientation for new interns
• Assisting with college internship program, maintain current postings at universities
• File appropriate documents in employee folders, maintain files, and organize files.
• Attend meetings with departmental heads
• Assisting with and coordinates recruitment efforts, which may include attending job fairs

Membership Sales Responsibilities:
• Fitness selling process; Shadow of Membership Counselors
• Managing budgeting of sales and operations; Trending; Setting budgets
• Calls to members 7 & 30 days into membership to manage beginning experience and progress
• Screen for interviews; What to look for in Hiring Sales Counselors
• Assisting with sales management, data analysis; coaching; using and managing the numbers

Personal Training:
• Taking body fat compositions; Visual Fitness Planner consults
• Shadow Personal Training
• Assist in group circuit training

Operations Management/Service Department:
• Assist Operational Manager in overall daily activities and special projects
• Complete floor instructor initial training and begin work on floor shift
• Complete receptionist training and began work on front desk shift
• Assist in facility projects
• Other duties as assigned

Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising:
• Assist Marketing team with various marketing projects (member surveys, research, observation, etc.)
• In club marketing promotions (eagle program, seminars, special events)
• Coordinate monthly seminars from various departments (PT, ReQuest Physical Therapy, etc.)
• Coordinate special events (Member Savings Showcase, Open Houses, employee events and more!)
• Business networking by establishing relationships with local businesses that can be mutually beneficial
• Managing member services
• Assisting marketing department with promotions for internal and external marketing
• Recognize and understand the components of sponsorship, public relations, sales and operations and its use and importance in our industry


ReQuest Physical Therapy

For more information about a career or internship with ReQuest Physical Therapy, please see the employment page of ReQuest's new Web site.

Click here to go to ReQuest Physical Therapy's new Web site, www.requestphysicaltherapy.com.