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District Manager


Villa Park, IL


POSITION TITLE:         District Manager                                    DATE:              April 2022         

DEPARTMENT:            Operations                                            FLSA:              Exempt

REPORTS TO:             Regional Director


GENERAL SUMMARY: The District Manager is energetic, diligent, organized and knows how to drive teams toward results. The ideal candidate has a take-charge personality and a reputation for getting things done. As a District Manager, you will manage and direct operations at several VASA locations within your assigned region. Your job will involve travel between locations and building a team of results-driven, culture-based club leaders. You will wake up every day with a clean slate and the opportunity to win again.



  • Responsible for driving pace, financial performance, and consistency in each of the clubs being managed.
  • Drive operational goals, objectives, and priorities for all GMs and responsible for attainment of district financial results (e.g. member growth, revenue, club operating profit, fitness revenue, labor, employee turnover and member retention).  
  • Manage and provide guidance on the district operating budget and approves discretionary expenditures (within set guidelines) for all clubs within the district.
  • Responsible for the hiring and development of the district team with particular emphasis on club leadership positions. Recommend staffing changes, additions, and facility remodels to the Regional Director and district staff.  
  • Responsible for the performance management of team members across the district as required to maintain consistent company standards and financial results.  
  • Responsible for communicating and upholding consistent company standards and leading by example for delivering the House of VASA approach, purpose, and foundation; manage clean, friendly, and well-maintained clubs.
  • Ensure that managers create and maintain an UPLIFT culture at all clubs within the district.  


  • MANAGING (THE HOW) (50%) 
  1. Provide consistent accountability for direct reports through training, coaching conducting planning sessions and performance reviews. Recognize good performance and discipline when necessary.
  2. Hold GMs accountable for driving and delivering results.
  3. Control club and district labor on a weekly basis to meet budget expectations.
  4. Partner with GMs, HR, and recruiters to prospect new management for clubs.
  5. Recruit, interview and hire GMs. Provide direction on club leadership hires.
  6. Lead and facilitate succession planning and talent review process with club managers.
  7. Develop direct reports by communicating priorities and equipping the team to achieve results through significant face-time and coaching. 
  8. Provide direction to GMs to deliver on agreed upon performance goals and implementation of corporate and regional initiatives.
  9. Monitor club facilities to ensure execution of our purpose and adherence to company programs and initiatives and offer feedback and direction to GMs.
  10. Communicate and execute pricing promotions with GMs.
  11. Coordinate new or relocation club activities including staffing, training, and team member promotions.
  12. Resolve the most difficult escalated member concerns that are outside of the authority of GM to solve.
  13. Provide resources and direction to ensure that company policies, including loss prevention procedures, employment and HR policies are enforced.
  14. Monitor and control retail inventory within each club to drive REVIVE profitability.


  1. Participate and provide field input into the development of the district P&L, operating plan, and district/regional meetings.  
  2. Provide direction to the GMs to proactively develop thorough business plans. Ensure that the plans are executed with reoccurring performance checkpoints (see management section).
  3. Establish priorities and goals for member acquisition and retention, fitness, and labor for GMs.
  4. Identify, plan, and execute club improvements within the district.
  5. Facilitate district meetings to ensure alignment with company goals and objectives.
  6. Review allocated club budgets with GMs in order to obtain feedback and recommended changes and suggestions


    • Communicate, lead by example, and motivate the district to understand, and develop passion toward the brand, values, and strategy (House of VASA).
  1. Be consistently visible within the district clubs and set the example for providing member satisfaction and team member engagement.
  2. Create an inspiring environment for GMs to bring the House of VASA to life. 
  3. Ensure that VASA values are embedded in the management and personnel of each club.
  4. Work collaboratively and build relationships with regional and corporate departments (HR, Safety, Loss Prevention, Payroll, Accounting, Operations, IT, etc) to support company directives and initiatives.



Minimum certifications/educational level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED required



  • 3-4 years of progressive management experience supervising 3-10 employees
  • 4-6 years of broad retail/hospitality/service industry experience
  • Comparable multi-unit management experience preferred
  • Prior experience in one or more club departments
  • Operations management and sales experience


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Financial planning and knowledge of P&L statements
  • Ability to work at a fast pace while prioritizing and multi-tasking effectively 
  • Proficiency in sales, marketing and operations plans
  • Knowledge of fitness industry preferred
  • Passion for fitness


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in club office; move about club floors and rooms; review, revise, create club paperwork; communicate with employees, members, and the public   
  • Travel:  Must be able to travel by car and airplane up to 80% of the time
  • Ability to communicate telephonically with internal and external members
  • Ability to access and operate Company computer system including prepare documents, enter data into computer system, read reports from a computer data base or email system



Work Environment:

  • Work is typically performed in a normal business office environment. 
  • While performing the club-visit duties of this job, the team member is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the environment is occasionally loud.
  • Extended workdays are a frequent occurrence. Ability to work a varied schedule to support the needs of the business, including frequent extended workdays, and weekends and holidays may be required.



This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.  The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.


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