Friday, September 30, 2005

Many fitness facilities in the coastal South have been damaged or destroyed completely by Hurricane Katrina and Rita leaving many fitness professionals unemployed and displaced. After many requests, Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro has set up a blog for those affected and those facilities looking to help. If you have an open position at your facility that you'd like filled by an evacuee, please use the space below to post a description of the position, where the job is located and contact information. If you are an evacuee looking for work, please post your contact information, current location and desired position.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Positions in Austin, TX

BodyBusiness Health Club & Spa has positions available for front desk attendants, child care attendants, personal trainers, Pilates trainers, group fitness instructors and massage therapists.

For more information visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Openings in Fort Lauderdale area

World Gym East Fort Lauderdale is looking for persons interested in working in a friendly and fun atmosphere in the Fort Lauderdale area. Work your own flexible times in outside sales or front desk shifts as team hosts. We would be very honored to be able to hire displaced victims of hurricane Katrina and or Rita.

We are also seeking qualified and certified personal trainers & group exercise instructors for yoga, cardio fit aerobics, cardio kick boxing and body sculpt.

Please write to or call 9546636983 for more information.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Positions Open in Bellevue and Seattle, WA

PRO Sports Club, a world class state-of-the-art private membership athletic club located in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington, is seeking Personal Trainers/Exercise Physiologists. BS or MS in Exercise Science or related field and ACSM-H/FI or NSCA-CSCS preferred. Full-time career path applicants only to assist in meeting our large demand. Trainers work in coordination with staff physicians, registered dietitians, physical therapy and psychologists in our large Medical Clinic and fitness facilities. Excellent wages and benefits. EOE.

Visit or contact for more information.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Positions in Baton Rouge, LA

Spectrum Fitness Club Llc. is a group of 6 health clubs in the greater Baton Rouge, LA area. Spectrum has had the great privilege of working with and hiring many displaced victims of hurricane Katrina.

Spectrum still has openings available at this time. We are seeking qualified and certified personal trainers, group exercise instructors and maintenance personnel.

If you are interested in employment, please send a copy of your resume' or a brief letter of interest to or fax us at (225) 706-3640.We look forward to hearing from you soon.

In good health,
Spectrum Fitness

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Openings in Bethlehem, PA

We have a job opening for a GM, sales manager and PT director for a new facility in Bethlehem, PA, opening in Jan. for any qualified person affected by the disaster and willing to relocate to PA.

We are also having a Katrina Relief 5k benefit October 22.

For more information contact:
Tom Fenstermacher
(610) 828-9420

Positions in South Florida

Chain of 7 high end World's Gyms in South Florida seeking sales associates, managers and personal trainers.

Please contact Kurt Lehmann at or 561-926-0146.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

JCC information

We at the JCC Association are working to find temporary jobs at other JCCs for a number of New Orleans JCC staff people. The JCC Association professional development services department will provide individualized counseling to displaced New Orleans staff and to JCCs in other parts of the country who are able to hire them. JCCs should contact Steven Rod at (212) 786-5085 or Joy Brand at (212) 786-5114 if they have positions available, and New Orleans JCC staff should call and tell them where they are currently living.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Positions and Housing in Mobile, AL

We are currently looking for a reformer certified Pilates instructor. Our clientele base is eagerly waiting for a one-on-one instructor and the immediate income potential is substantial. Certification is required and a degree is preferred.

We are also looking for a few personal trainers. Certification is required and a degree is preferred. With the current conditions we are willing to consider anyone who has been displaced by the storm.

We are in contact with several real estate agents who are willing to help us find temporary or permanent housing for the instructors and their families, and we even have clients with extra rooms and guest houses at their disposal.

Personal Edge Fitness is the only Personal fitness facility located in the Mobile, Baldwin county area. We offer "a la carte" services in many fields of fitness including personal training, Pilates and yoga. The staff is qualified with certifications and degrees ranging from AFAA-certified personal trainers and Exercise physiologists with Masters degrees to a Mat Pilates instructor with a PhD in Kinesiology. New instructors will be surrounded by the best support staff in a non-competitive working environment.

Garrett Williamson
Personal Edge Fitness Inc.
3480 Spring Hill ave
Mobile, Al. 36608
phone: 251-341-0927

Positions and Housing in Charlotte, NC

I don't have a specific position available to publish, but I would invent one for a trainer that needs work right now in addition to calling other facilities in the area and getting more placed.

I also know that with our resources in the community we would be able to get evacuees places to stay even at our house or client's houses until something a little more permanent can be established. I know the fitness people of Charlotte will come to help but are not sure how.

We will do what it takes to get trainers working again.

Thom Uhlir

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Positions Open in Punta Gorda, FL

Location: Punta Gorda Club, 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Positions available: Personal Trainer/Group exercise instructor, sales and/or program director

Housing available: Reasonable cost, close to club

Contact: Ted Murray, Owner, 941-875-1617,