Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 89 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Tucker

(3 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location(in 12 reviews)

  • The only Pro is a Free gym membership(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times(in 5 reviews)

  • Hires non certified PT's, Poor Management, Poor flexibility with schedule, Non-existant training(in 4 reviews)

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    Stay away

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe relationships with coworkers

    ConsHorrible leadership,they change CEO's every year it seems like,the people running the company are a complete joke(west coast).Commissions change every month,corporate is out of touch.Members can't cancel their memberships.Shady business practices,they are selling all the clubs,this company is not going to exist much longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company to someone that actually cares about the employees and doing things the right way.stop screwing your members over,stop putting people in leadership positions and shouldn't be.This company is so corrupt and all you corporate clowns should be ashamed of yourselves.Do you guys bother to look at your yelp reviews?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very crooked corp, unsanitary, low pay, lie to people, steal their money, do not close membership when requested

    Personal Trainer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood equipment, cheap membership, cool people working there

    Conssteal money from clients and workers

    Advice to Senior Managementsell the company to an honest buyers, fix the facility. stop stealing from people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Minimum Wage

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun coworkers, met a lot of people.

    ConsLow wages, workers and company did not care about members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe fall of the company was well deserved.

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    History has a way of repeating itself...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe compensation was mediocre. Established great relationships with some amazing colleagues.

    ConsPoor management of assets and various supplier contracts led to unnecessary hurdles. Real estate department was exceptionally poor in this area. Job security would be in question a good portion of the time even while exceeding revenue goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun atmosphere, great people to work with. Members are great.

    ConsNo structure in promotion, commission was good at first but then sucked after LA fitness brought them up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tired brand and political company

    Personal Training Director (Former Employee)

    ProsNone to add for this company

    ConsPolitical
    Old worn out stores
    No money to fix up

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the stores

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Come here for a trainer that knows nothing about health and only about sales.

    Personal Trainer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsVery easy to get hired here.

    ConsHires non certified PT's, Poor Management, Poor flexibility with schedule, Non-existant training

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire qualified Personal trainers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No need to apply, you'll waste your time.

    Pro Shop Manager (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThe only Pro is a Free gym membership

    ConsLow pay
    Poor management
    Gym is dirty

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts not always about the bottom line...treat your employees and customers better!!

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    A company struggling to survive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat for someone who is looking for just a job. With no creative thinking involved - be ready to punch the clock.

    ConsThe company continues to struggle. I can imagine that every item/service realted to expense/captial will continue to be cut past quality levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat more is there to say, I wonder how the staff enjoys working for a poorly preforming company. Coming in every day must difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ballys is th.e biggest joke of an organization

    Personal Trainer (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood place for first time trainers to get their feet wet in the fitness industry.

    ConsWhere do you start. The clubs are dirty, have a foul odor to them, equipment is old, and they are always making changes and reducing head count. Some fitness managers are still taking steroids and it's pretty obvious when you see grown adults in their 30s and 40s with body acne. The club I worked at had 5 general managers in 1 year. You do all of the work to get clients and they take 70%. They don't care about their clients or members-they only care about getting out of bankruptcy again. Can't see how Ballys will stay around much longer with better health clubs like Xsport, Lifetime, and LA Fitness are out there and are competitive with membership fees and training. The other trainers and club staff are great people to work with, but the management lacks quite a bit. Best advice to other new trainer is to get your feet wet and get out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose the doors and quit fighting the inevitable. Once you were the pioneers in fitness, but have been surpassed by many others now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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