Being a Fitness/Wellness Employee
is a common choice in Singapore for many who are either new to the
industry, or, for those who prefer to work within the confines and structure of an
The Fitness/Wellness Employee
often finds employment in one of the large fitness chains in Singapore,
possibly as one out of countless others employed by the same
organization, month-in, month-out.
The Employee must be prepared to
be subjected to the rules, regulations and ethics of that
particular organization, and has to work patiently up the
organization's hierarchy or social structure ladder.
Pros Of Being A Fitness/Wellness
1. Regular paycheck
2. Employee benefits, like healthcare
3. Training and guidance in your job
4. Provision of training facility and
Cons Of Being A Fitness/Wellness
1. Limited Income Potential
- As an employee, you are usually put on a fixed basic salary scale, and any salary
increase/bonuses/perks are often pegged to performance indicators
decided by your employer.
2. NO Control Over Your Work
- You CANNOT choose your work
colleagues, your working space, your duty roster or even your clients.
3. NO Control Over Your Job Scope
- As an employee, be prepared to take on
all sorts of general responsibilities, including those NOT related to
your professional training - such as manning the reception, issuing locker keys, folding towels, cleaning exercise equipment,
and other housekeeping chores,
and of course, also making sales calls etc etc....
4. Ever-Increasing Sales Quota To
- The fitness/wellness employee often
finds himself/herself in this predicament - having to meet
ever-increasing sales targets - month after month. Many Singapore
fitness professionals find this the most distasteful and stressful
part of being an employee in a fitness chain.
5. Your EMPLOYER Will Always Take A
Percentage From Your Earnings.
- Whatever amount you make from your
training sessions with clients at
your employer's facility, your employer will always take a CUT
off your earnings. UNFAIR - but a fact of life for the fitness
employee. You are often left with only a small percentage of what's
originally paid by the client.
choose ONE of the
Part 1: Introduction To Fitness Jobs
And Careers In Singapore.
Part 2: A Career As A Singapore
Part 3: A Career As A Singapore
Fitness/Wellness Business Owner
Part 4: A Career As A Singapore
Private, Independent Fitness/Wellness Trainer
Part 5: A Career As A Singapore
Private Home/Mobile Fitness Service Provider
Part 6: Conclusion To The Singapore
Fitness/Wellness Jobs And Careers Series
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