Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. Personal Trainer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Gym membership
    Had some great coworkers and meet some great people

    Cons

    Disorganized and Poorly managed
    Training tiers to get paid
    Little to no training
    If your not good at sales and talking to people this would not be a good job for you
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and treat them well

  2. Helpful (1)

    Former Bally employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bally has a lot of hard working employee who sacrifice a lot for the company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons

  3. Limited Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Provided Reimbursement for school was a great bonus. Not a lot of employeers provided reimbursement.

    Cons

    Didn't live up to the brand

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  5. Helpful (1)

    horrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    club level employees care about what the do

    Cons

    Poor technology. Poor benefits. Corporate office very disorganized. Upper management does not care at all about the employees. Every week someone was threatened with losing their job. Complete lack of communication other verbally threatening people in public settings. 14 hour days

  6. Helpful (1)

    I disliked the internal politics of late payment to vendors. Many projects were stopped due to non-payment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I don't remember too many good things. My 'office' was in a data room, my boss was racist (glad I matched her skin tone!)

    Cons

    See above. Difficult to do business with vendors because of non-payment. Difficult to work with Senior Management bent on milking customers on contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I think they got their advice when they were told to file Chapter 9.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Programming for Bally Total Fitness was a daily exercise in frustration management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    They were a Microsoft .NET shop from top to bottom, and they maintained an MSDN subscription.

    Cons

    Everything else. The company is hurting financially and had already been through two bankruptcies.

  8. Former Personal trainer and Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bally Total Fitness in general have a fun atmosphere, great co-workers, and you meet a lot of great members. It is a great place to get customer service, sales, and phone experience.

    Cons

    In general managers only care about membership sales. Customers are often disgruntled due to false promises and often have to call the corporate offices to get the correct information.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer service and ancillary services. I feel their sustainability depends on more than how many memberships are sold in a month.

  9. Working at Bally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got the chance to meet and work with a lot of great people, the customers/clients were also amazing

    Cons

    Bally as a company is run very poor, managment did not invest money into the clubs yet expected high sales

    Advice to Management

    Invest money into new equipment

  10. A disaster, its amatuer hour in Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Villa Park, IL
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Villa Park, IL

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The People are great, The Staff is outstanding. I will admidt that other gyms have far newer and more modern equipment but nothing beats a true gym

    Cons

    The equipment is not up to date, the Management is not very well informed of the regulations and benefits. Short hours and under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at new equipment, read up on procedures, hire from within.
    stop making express gyms we like working out late when we get off of work

  11. It has been rough to say the least.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Coach in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Fitness Coach in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good schedules, helpful staff, easy days off

    Cons

    HORRIBLEY LOW PAY!
    Lack of information by managment
    Managers take all the memberships

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking from employees.

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