Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: If you’re going to that gym, spa or exercise facility anyway, you probably like the people there. If you work at the front desk you’ll meet more people, get free treatments or classes and make some money too. 

Amava Take: People love their exercise studios, gyms and spas. They can get pretty passionate about the affiliation. If you’re excited about one of these places, why not join their team? The perks are fantastic! Free classes or treatments are typical. Pay is reasonable and most importantly, you’re a brand ambassador and you get to be the first face people see when they walk in. 

From the Front Lines: 

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions? 

We tend to hire brand enthusiasts who love our culture.  

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Be open and friendly! People come in for the nice vibes.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Shifts can vary, but if you can do early mornings or after-hours that’s great because people are fitting in self-care around their work schedules.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

Whatever else people have going on, they are usually happy to be here.

How would you describe the hard parts?

It is always a bummer when someone can’t get into a class or schedule an appointment that  works for them because we’re so busy.

What surprised you the most about the experience?

When you work someplace where people are coming to get away from work it doesn’t feel like work at all!

 

Special Requirements: Most gyms, fitness studios and spas are most concerned that you are cordial, friendly and professional. 

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Finding a Position: Large national fitness chains have openings regularly, as do well-known niche exercise studios. Many hotels have spa and fitness front desk jobs, so check out ones in your area.