Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is a Healthier Career One of Your New Year's Resolutions?

Each year millions of Americans make their New Year's Resolutions between Christmas and New Year's Day. Better health is always at the top of the list. Not far behind are new jobs/better career choices.


More and more job seekers are accomplishing both: Better health and new careers by exploring the abundance of job opportunities in the health, fitness, recreation and spa industries. For over 12 years, FitnessJobs.com has been the top website for job opportunities in these fields.


Why are job seekers choosing the health and fitness industry? Because is a great job/career option for:


Those re-entering the work force


Offers flexible hours while managing family or school


Free club membership to work on
better health


Great networking opportunities


Great place to meet men and women


Fun environment


Don’t need a degree for many
positions


Health and medical benefits often
available


Wide variety of positions available

     Alan Cohen founder and president of FitnessJobs.com has made it easier for new job seekers entering the field this year by rolling out his new eBook - "How to Land Your Dream Fitness Job - a Complete Guide to Finding Your Dream Job in the Health and Fitness Industry".


    For more information about this comprehensive new resource designed for job seekers go to LandYourDreamFitnessJob.com


 Alan Cohen is the Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. Alan has spent over 35 years in the fitness industry and founded FitnessJobs.com 12+ years ago. Alan is passionate about the fitness and recreation industry and loves helping employers and employees connect for fruitful relationships. For more information about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com call 800-259-4397

Friday, December 9, 2011

How to Land Your Dream Fitness Job




Attention all FitnessJobs.com Users


Our new eBook: "How to Land Your Dream Fitness Job - a Complete Guide to Finding Your Dream Job in the Health and Fitness Industry" will be coming out late December (2011).


Registered users of FitnessJobs.com will receive a substantial discount off the retail price, so make sure you register on FitnessJobs.com; it's free to register.


As a registered user you'll also be able to set up job alerts and post your resume.


For a "Sneak Peak" of our eBook that will change your career and life go to LandYourDreamFitnessJob.com.







Monday, June 27, 2011

YogaJobs.com Shares Advice on Becoming a Yoga Teacher





With more than 16 million Americans participating in some type of yoga, there are numerous career opportunities for certified yoga instructors.

How does one get certified? There is a large selection of yoga organizations worldwide that provided yoga teaching training courses and certifications. With the popularity and evolution of yoga, there are a plethora of different courses, programs and schools. Certain yoga certifications may require anywhere in excess of 500 hours of instruction. Yoga instructors can earn anywhere from $25-$125 per hour for teaching yoga classes. Yoga classes are offered almost anywhere from health clubs to senior living communities.


Below is a list of organizations and schools providing a variety of certifications. YogaJobs.com recommends that you speak with potential employers and current yoga instructors to get professional opinions prior to getting started on your path to becoming a yoga instructor.

A Sampling of Organizations Who Provide Yoga Teacher Training:


YogaFit.com, YogaAlliance.org, SourceofYoga.com, YogaYoga.com/training, IntervalYogaPrograms.org, Yoga-Teacher-Training.org, YogaSite.com/teachertraining, YogaTraininingGuide.com.


YogaJobs.om is a niche job board connecting job seekers and employers. YogaJobs.com is part of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. For information on posting jobs or how to use YogaJobs.com to find new job opportunities call 800-259-4397.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

One Marketing Tip Guaranteed to Make Your Fitness Business Successful

All businesses want to increase revenues from the previous year. I’d like to share with you something that you can do to make YOUR fitness business get noticed on the Internet; where the majority of consumers are researching companies and services.

This will work for health clubs, personal training studios, boot camps, Pilate’s studios, spas, etc.


It is Google AdWords. The beauty of Google AdWords, is you can almost immediately get found on Google’s home page. (66% of Internet users use Google). If you are in markets where you are competing with numerous, if not hundreds of businesses, you can insure your business will have the opportunity to compete.


Why spend $5,000-$10,000 on a direct mail or print campaign, when you can get found on online for $250-$500 per month? Also, Yellow Pages are DEAD! Don’t waste marketing dollars on Yellow Page display ads.


The beauty of Google Ad Words is you can set a daily budget, you don’t need to make a large upfront commitment, and you can quit anytime!


Most businesses don’t use Google AdWords because they don’t have the time or patience to figure out how to set it up! Many don’t realize how many consumers are shopping online.


Many companies understand the power of the Internet and are using social media, blogs, SEO campaigns and more. FitnessJobs.com, is doing all of the above, plus we have been using Google AdWords for over 7 years, even though we are ranked #1 on Google.


If you are interested in incorporating Google AdWords into your marketing plan, as a way to increase revenues for 2011, give me a call: 800-259-4397. I have learned all the short-cuts and numerous cost-savings strategies that will help your fitness business get found on the Internet.

Alan Cohen is the Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. Alan has spent over 35 years in the fitness industry and founded FitnessJobs.com 11+ years ago. Alan is passionate about the fitness and recreation industry and loves helping employers and employees connect for fruitful relationships. For more information about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com call 800-259-4397.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

You're Fired!


No one really hears “You’re Fired!” anymore (Mostly for legal reasons). None the less, any type of job loss can be a traumatic event, especially during these times. Tough mentally to endure and of course economically challenging.



There are many reasons why people lose their job:
- Laid off due to the economy

- Poor performance

- Seasonal

- Consolidation by new owners

- Business closes

- Separation by mutual agreement (Both parties agree it’s for the best)

Here are a few tips to help you get back in the saddle:
1. File for unemployment benefits asap. You have paid into the fund, so don’t feel ashamed to collect. It may take 30-45 days to get a check. But guess what? It’s not going to come close to paying your bills, so look at # 3.


2. Take a few days off, visit with friends or family. If you can afford a longer break, do so. Job loss sometimes is a great opportunity to reflect on life and recharge! If you were actually terminated for poor performance or related issues, try to take a close look at yourself, the situation and see what you can learn about yourself for the future.


3. Have a professional resume, cover letter and reference list developed. I always had one created as soon as I had a new position so I could be ready if I ever needed one in a hurry. Also, you never know when someone is going to approach you with a great opportunity while you are employed. Finding a better opportunity is much easier when you are employed. You have a lot more bargaining power.


4. If you are leaving on good terms, make sure you get a letter of recommendation and ask your employer if they would mind being listed as a reference. Larger companies sometimes have policies that won’t allow this. You need to find out NOW what their process is for reference checks. Also, ask your boss or owner if they have any job leads for you.


5. Network! After you’ve cooled off/chilled out, let all your friends and professional associates know you are looking at new opportunities. Make sure you have a well rehearsed, positive statement as to why you are looking.


6. Start looking at jobs posted on FitnessJobs.com, Indeed.com and other job sites.


Looking for a new job is a full-time job. If you are unemployed, you will have plenty of time to exercise and find a new opportunity. Remember this: When one door closes, another opens. More often than not, your next opportunity will be better than your last!

Alan Cohen is the Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. Alan has spent over 35 years in the fitness industry and founded FitnessJobs.com 11+ years ago. Alan is passionate about the fitness and recreation industry and loves helping employers and employees connect for fruitful relationships. For more information about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com call 800-259-4397








Thursday, January 13, 2011

Need a Job? Top Hiring Companies in the Fitness Industry

As the fitness industry is in full swing for 2011, we thought we’d highlight the top 10 hiring companies that are using FitnessJobs.com as part of their recruiting strategy:


1.Life Time Fitness: 90 full-service locations in 19 states.


2.Gold’s Gym Intl. 750 locations worldwide.


3.American Club Systems: Nationwide Club Management Company.


4.Corporate Fitness Works: Corporate Fitness Works is a certified woman-owned business that provides premier fitness consulting and management services across the nation.


5. Spectrum Athletic Clubs: 23 upscale clubs in California and Texas.


6. Power Wellness: An industry leader creating, developing and managing medically integrated fitness and wellness centers worldwide.


7. Western Athletic Clubs: Western Athletic Clubs (WAC) owns and operates 9 private health, fitness, and athletic clubs and sports resorts on the West Coast.


8. Prairie Life Fitness Centers: Prairie Life Fitness Center is one of the nation's leading operators of upscale health and fitness clubs. We have nine facilities in four states, with over 1,000 employees and over 30,000 members.

9. Healthplex and Associates: Healthplex and Associates is the nation’s leading consulting firm for Hospitals, Health Systems, Universities and other medical and healthcare professionals who seek to create unique wellness, fitness and ambulatory care centers to promote a healthy lifestyle in their community.


10. Take Care Health Systems - A Walgreens Health and Wellness Company: Take Care Health Employer Solutions is the nation's premier provider of employer-based healthcare services.

Need a job? There are 625 jobs posted on FitnessJobs.com!


 Alan Cohen is the Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. Alan has spent over 35 years in the fitness industry and founded FitnessJobs.com 11+ years ago. Alan is passionate about the fitness and recreation industry and loves helping employers and employees connect for fruitful relationships. For more information about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com call 800-259-4397

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Ultimate Fitness Job


Interested in a career in the fitness industry? What is the ultimate fitness job? There are lots of choices, depending on whether you are looking for a part-time or full-time position. This blog post will address a full-time position.

I happen to think a job as a membership sales representative is the ultimate job in the fitness industry. Why?

1. If you are passionate about fitness and achieving better health, it is very easy to tell this story to prospective members.


2. You don’t need a college degree or expensive fitness certifications to get hired.


3. You typically work a flexible schedule that includes days, nights and weekends that is very appealing from a lifestyle standpoint.


4. Your earning potential can be anywhere from $30,000-$80,000+ annually.


5. A full benefit package including vacation, medical and 401k plans are widely available in mid-size to larger companies.


6. Health clubs are almost always hiring membership sales reps.


7. You are working in a fun environment meeting lots of interesting people.


8. You will get a free club membership and have the opportunity to workout before, during or after your shift.


9. Excelling in this aspect of the fitness business will open management doors for you.


10. Your sales experience in the fitness industry will prepare you to sell other products in other industries if you so desire.


If you are interested in landing a membership sales representative position in the fitness industry you may want to do the following:


1. Meet with as many people you know who are in sales and talk to them about their chosen occupation. Ask them about their daily routine and job dynamics.


2. Take a good look at your life and see if the scheduling and compensation plans will work for you.


3. Tweak your resume adding sales, marketing, networking and prospecting language into your previous jobs, where appropriate.


4. Read sales and marketing books and list them on your resume. Also, subscribe to sales experts blogs and newsletters. Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, and Tom Hopkins are just a few.


5. Go to FitnessJobs.com and view jobs daily. Currently, there are over 50 sales jobs listed!


When you start applying for fitness sales jobs, you may want to ‘shop” a club as a prospective member to see how their sales process works. Also, read our blog “If it’s not in writing it doesn’t exist”.


Alan Cohen is the Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection. Alan has spent over 35 years in the fitness industry and founded FitnessJobs.com 11+ years ago. Alan is passionate about the fitness and recreation industry and loves helping employers and employees connect for fruitful relationships. For more information about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com call 800-259-4397