Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
99 Reviews
2.9
99 Reviews
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Steve Tucker
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.  

    Too much fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Not too much travel. Great coworkers, good technologies tools.

    Cons

    It's a big company but with management lack of experience in international companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to professionalize their management team

  2.  

    A very succesful journey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    its a organized company, with a very positive and ambitious points

    Cons

    Low hours per week, low income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always increase communication and kindness to customers , and employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Super start to my professional career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager/Corporate Sales Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager/Corporate Sales Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This cutting edge Health Club offered upward mobility in every area. I advanced through management very quickly based on my sales performance. Supervisors were very supportive. Great pay! Achieved 100,000k in income before I left.

    Cons

    Very long work days. Typical day was 12 hrs. Pay scale would change sometimes based on a large contract sold. Too much travel on the last half of my career. Was gone too long from my family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To select sales staff demanding a very high standard and work ethics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The most fun - albeit poorly managed - company I've ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Programmer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CIO was very aggressive about new technology and permitted a loose, happy work environment - all the while pushing us to be a high-functioning team. Best team environment I've even seen.

    Cons

    The business was poorly managed. They grew by acquisition, not by organic growth, taking on too much debt, and ultimately dying in paroxysms of bankruptcy cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Natural growth is always better (when possible) than buying competition - unless it's at a firesale.

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

    Fitness Coach- Best position.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Coach in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Fitness Coach in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Super chill work environment. Get to wear sweats, nikes, and t-shirt to work. Very good pay. If you hustle can even make much more.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is when you start in the sales team the only leads you can use are basically the cold internet leads. You get no walk ins (which are the easiest to sell). At least this is how it was at my gym. This did make me a hustler though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of my general managers micromanaged. No need to micromanage in sales. Simply fire them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good experience to expand my career potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Hard Work,Commision, Ok Salary, Good Conditions, Good Area, Good,Aura, No, Expansion,I,Love,Chesse, Milk, Yogurt,and, Cereal

    Cons

    Hard work and if you dont get any customers your pay will suck. People usually go off of how you look yourself and not your knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not a bad job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of BTF

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Great people and working environment was very nice

    Cons

    Pay not that good; career opportunities sometimes shut down if you are not well liked by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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