8 surprising health and fitness jobs you can do from home

The health and fitness industry is one that is growing in its work-from-home options. While some health and fitness jobs will always require an in-person presence, there are others that can be taken into the virtual work world. And some of these jobs are pretty surprising.

Health and fitness professionals can utilize FlexJobs to find a remote job by using our advanced search options and focusing on the sports and fitness and medical and health categories. Finding flexible companies known for hiring health professionals can expedite your search as well.

With the month of May being Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, it’s a great time to take a look at jobs related to health and fitness that can be done remotely.

Here are eight surprising flexible health and fitness jobs you can do from home (click on a title to see more details about a particular job):

Corporate Wellness Sales Executive

Will work with a team managing and developing sales talent, creating strategies for marketing and territories, identifying new markets, and creating strategies to increase sales. Strong leadership skills needed. Work at home with limited travel.

Membership Enrollment Specialist

Membership enrollment specialist needed at a weight loss company. Full-time and work-from-home role. Maintain accurate records. Achieve personal sales and enrollment objectives. 1 to 2 years’ work experience required.

News and Trends Writer, Health and Fitness

Health and fitness news writer needed. Contract job. Mostly work from home. Must be highly motivated. Must have 1 to 2 years of communications or web content creation experience. Attention to detail required. Google Docs skills required.

Physical Education Teacher

Full-time position with the option of remote work. Duties include completing all grading, creating progress reports, providing asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction, and monitoring the completion of assignments.

Program Director – Sports and Health Sciences

Remote candidate will manage program and discipline quality, establish program and course objectives, and assess and prepare suggestions on current and future curricula. Must have 5+ years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry.

Senior Substance Abuse Health Researcher

Seeking a senior health researcher for a remote opportunity. Candidate will assist with projects focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorders. Must possess excellent communication skills.


Seeking a sportswriter for a part-time, mostly remote position responsible for pitching story ideas, conducting research, monitoring industry trends and happenings, writing content, meeting deadlines, and promoting brands.

Track and Cross Country Recruiting Coach

Full-time job, some remote work. Needs a bachelor’s degree and experience as a track and cross country coach and athlete. Monitor the progress and participation of student-athletes, host both personal and group educational classes, and conduct outreach.

This article first appeared on FlexJobs.