Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
99 Reviews
2.9
99 Reviews
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6 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Decent sales and fitness training for beginning personal trainers (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Upper management does not care at all about the employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Path With Bally

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    The fitness industry is dynamic & at times can be a lot of fun. Bally has historically paid their performers well.

    Cons

    Bally has fallen very far from where they once were as a 300 plus location brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your members, people & clubs, in that order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Good hours and pay plus bonus

    Cons

    Could be stressful and my manager was bad

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make decent commission.

    Cons

    Many cons but rather would not say.

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  5.  

    Hit or miss

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    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commission plus hourly. Been able to use the gym for free . Opportunity to meet lot of people.

    Cons

    Dead end job. Sketchy business practices,Having to lie to customers . Unrealistic goals . For example a program advisor's job is not limited to selling membership. You are expected to sell everything from memberships to protein even personal training lesson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not hard work

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Towson, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy , gym atmosphere, good people manager pay ok

    Cons

    Unrealistic schedule, annoying hire ups , high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    paid better and your employees will stay longer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    If you enjoy working people and helping them reach their goals, it is a great job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay bumps if you hit your "bumps", Can make your own hours as a personal trainer, good training seminars for trainers from corporate that you get paid for.

    Cons

    no room to move up what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and invest in them because they are the ones who help you make your bonuses.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Care in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Child Care in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours. Good people to work with most times. Can really balance work and life.

    Cons

    Not so good pay. There is nowhere to move up in the company. Dead end job. Only good for part time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice gym

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location

    Cons

    Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what is planned

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    If you like that sort of thing...

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Help understanding of how to sell, and if you know the industry you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    the atmosphere is very lax and laid back, would not be a good first job because it spoils a persons perspective on work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fitness manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They are starting to make a comeback since LA Fitness purchased a large part of the company a few years back.

    Cons

    Like any job in the fitness industry, the hours are long. This is a performance paying position, in order to make money you need to understand the commission structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are doing their best to rebuild the company. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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