LA Fitness
2.3 of 5 235 reviews
www.lafitness.co.uk Doncaster, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

LA Fitness Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Martin Long

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to get some experience!

Personal Trainer (Former Employee)
Warren, MI

I worked at LA Fitness part-time for less than a year

ProsEasy to get hired. Good place to pick up some experience. Personal Training is Fun!

ConsYou don't get paid very much, only by the half hour and only when you have a client. Say you only have 4 half hour sessions in 4 hours then you will only make 28 dollars at $7 a half hour and there are no raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementI had no problems with management but then again i didn't work there very long.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to teach Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Instructor (Current Employee)
Warren, MI

I have been working at LA Fitness part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly co-workers, free gym membership, free training and nice equipment.

ConsLA fitness's goal is to make your fitness class experience the same at LA Fitness so it eliminates creativity and they require you to use their music.

Advice to Senior ManagementAw knowledge when your employees are doing well. I have been there almost 2 years, have great numbers and awesome reviews from patrons yet nothing is said.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Experience

Front Desk Operations (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at LA Fitness part-time for more than a year

Prosgood work to life balance, good hours

Conscalling customers to clear up eft's gets old

Advice to Senior Managementkeep being managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible work environment with very young inexperienced managers.

Sales Counselor (Former Employee)

I worked at LA Fitness full-time

ProsDecent pay, free gym membership

ConsNot a career. The commission based atmosphere sucks your soul, and forces you to bs a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your management skills

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 good people to work wit but not great management.

Janitor (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at LA Fitness part-time for less than a year

ProsYou get set hours
Pretty good pay

ConsBetter management
Everything is run out of California so it is hard to get a hold of people.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo hire mangers that more qualified for their job.

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Good job for students but not career worthy.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at LA Fitness

ProsYou can pretty much take time off whenever you want, no strict policy for "sick time"- just get someone to cover your shift. You also get all access/free membership. You also get $5 for every "clear up", which is when you get people to update their billing information after their credit/debit card has declined for a payment as well as opportunity to gain commission from selling memberships depending on which shifts you work.

ConsNo benefits, no place for advancement, constant conflict with sales team. Short 5 hour shifts. The biggest con is that if you work front desk you also have to work in the Kids Klub/babysitting room which means you have to work split shifts.

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

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Lots of work, little pay, commission

Front Desk Operations (Former Employee)
Laveen, AZ

I worked at LA Fitness part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere, helpful co-workers, lots of smiling faces

Conscollecting people's information and calling them personally to pay bills

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't combine having front desk staff call to get people to update info during busy foot traffic hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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All in all it's on OK job, but definitely not for longevity

Front Desk (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at LA Fitness part-time

ProsGreat atmosphere and the staff is great. Free use of the gym is incredible. A business centered around fitness and health is a great place to be, keeps you accountable for your own health. Great job for a college student.

ConsPay is WAY to low for all the responsibilities the front desk staff has. If you cannot multitask then this job is not for you whatsoever. We deal with a lot of bad attitudes and verbal lashings from customers, and its usually unwarranted because we aren't corporate so we can't change many of the complaints a customer may have.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your front desk staff no less than $10/hr and make our commissions actually worth it, .20 on a transaction is ridiculous to be considered commission.

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Fun and exciting but also very slow at times.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at LA Fitness

ProsMeet plenty of new people

ConsPay is based on training appointments.

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Could be better

Group Fitness Instructor (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at LA Fitness part-time for more than 5 years

ProsIndependence, no one looking over your shoulders,

ConsNo knowledge of company policy, no yearly reviews, no track

Advice to Senior ManagementYearly Performance Reviews on how the Group Fitness Instructors can be better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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