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Empowering women to shine

Across Australia, Fernwood Fitness is recognised as the leader in women’s health, fitness and wellness. From humble beginnings in Bendigo over 32 years ago, we now have 70 clubs, situated in every state and territory of Australia.

Every day, our powerhouse teams across Australia bring to life our mission to empower women to shine. If you want to work alongside wonderful people who are ambitious, inspired and passionate about supporting women’s health, fitness and wellness, then we’d love for you to apply for a position with Fernwood Fitness.

Roles at Fernwood vary from in-club roles such as Membership Consultant and Personal Trainers, to corporate support staff and of course, future franchisees. The opportunities for career advancement and training are endless. Many of our existing franchisees began their career as a group fitness instructor or personal trainer. Where will Fernwood lead you?

To find out about the latest career opportunities available at Fernwood, follow Fernwood Fitness on Seek.

Training opportunities

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Career opportunities at Fernwood

Here are the types of career opportunities we have available at our Fernwood Fitness clubs, and the qualifications required for successful applicants.

Please note, this is a list of the types of careers that may be available. To view positions we are actively recruiting for, please click on the Seek link above, or contact your club directly.

Fernwood Trainer

Fitness Trainers are a core part of our Fernwood teams, coaching, educating and supporting our members to achieve their health, fitness and wellness goals. Fitness Trainers work in multiple areas across the gym floor, and are well-versed in best practice exercise and training. Our trainers are passionate and knowledgeable about the women’s health and fitness industry, and can offer advice and guidance to members across a range of topics and interests.


  • Certificate 3 in Fitness
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Registered with Fitness Australia

Personal Trainer

Fernwood Personal Trainers are qualified, experienced and passionate fitness professionals, offering the highest quality advice and training programs to our members. They are abreast of best practice technique and advice, and can offer tailored programs to support members to achieve specific goals. Our Personal Trainers offer one-on-one sessions with members in the club, and work closely with members to monitor progress and stay on track. Our no rent model is a fantastic opportunity for Personal Trainers to walk in and build their client base, while simultaneously building their income stream.


  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Registered with Fitness Australia

Group Fitness Instructor

The rock stars, cheerleaders and go-getters, our Group Fitness Instructors inspire, coach and invigorate our members through a wide array of popular and unique group fitness offerings. They bring together our community of women to improve overall health, fitness and wellness, boost confidence, improve form and technique, build connections, and stimulate their love of fitness and wellness, in an environment where they feel comfortable and supported. Our Group Fitness Instructors are confident, energetic and encouraging.


  • Certificate 3 in Fitness
  • Group Fitness Qualifications
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Registered with Fitness Australia

Membership Consultant

Our Membership Consultants are inspired to support women to take the first step in their health and fitness journey. They listen, motivate and direct women towards the best path for them to achieve their health, fitness and wellness goals. A lover of chatting on the phone, engaging with people and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual member. Our Membership Consultants are driven to empower women to shine and have a positive attitude that thrives on meeting targets and delivering the best outcome for our members.

Club Manager

Our Club Managers are strong, inspiring leaders who manage the day-to-day operations of our clubs, and ensure members and staff alike are always supported in the best way possible. Confident and conversant, they are admired and respected by their team, and spend time mentoring team members to support them in achieving club goals and targets. Multitaskers by nature, our Club Managers have impeccable time management skills and juggle tasks with ease. They understand what members want and need, and always have their finger on the pulse.

Customer Service Specialist

Our resident smilers and intent listeners, our Customer Service Specialists play a very important role at Fernwood. Often the first point of call with members, they are always ready to support our members and point them in the right direction. They know members by name, and greet them with a smile. They communicate with members and new customers via phone and in person, and have a keen eye for detail for all administrative work. Our Customer Service Specialists are passionate about community, are organised and efficient, have impeccable presentation and love to have a chat.

Childcare Attendant

There is nothing more important than helping a mother to enjoy some me-time at the gym, while providing high quality care to her little ones. Our Childcare Attendants offer mums the opportunity to enjoy their workout, while her children play or rest in a safe and supervised environment. Working alongside the rest of the Fernwood team, they support women to lead their best lives.

Qualifications differ between states, so please contact your chosen club to find out what type of qualifications are required for this role.

Food Coach

Nutrition is a key component of any woman’s health, fitness and wellness journey. Here at Fernwood, we love food and believe a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. Our Food Coaches support women to develop healthy and sustainable relationships with food, understand the foundations of good nutrition, develop accountability, and educate members on making the best food choices. Our Food Coaches are experienced in customer service or coaching, and have the ability to communicate to a range of demographics about all nutrition services offered in our clubs.


  • Certificate 3 in Fitness or Alternative Nutrition Qualification

Work Experience

We love supporting women to take the first step in their health and fitness careers. Whether it is for a high school work experience or a placement in studies, our Work Experience provides zealous individuals with the opportunity to observe and learn from our teams at Australia’s leading health, fitness and wellness clubs for women. Everyday, we empower women to shine, whether that be our members, staff, or our Work Experience students.

Get in touch

If you are interested in working at a Fernwood Fitness club, or at Fernwood’s National Support Office located in Richmond, Victoria, please send an expression of interest with the name of the clubs you wish to apply for to, including the area of work you are interested in.

Owning a Fernwood

If you are interested in owning a Fernwood Fitness or Fernwood Ultra club, please fill out the expression of interest form under Franchising.