LA Fitness (UK) Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Martin Long
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Pros
  • Set schedule, free gym membership (in 14 reviews)

  • Free gym membership, Pretty Ladies, Cool atmosphere (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • underpaid, making false promotion deals, no benefits, sketchy co managers (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours, awards based solely on results and not effort, extremely over competitive inner company standards (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not a chance I will work as a salesman for la again.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You do nothing besides walk outside and try to persuade people everyday to get a membership. The pay is minimum wage until you go passed your quota for the pay period and its un likely you will get passed that quota until you are there for at least 4 month. so good luck paying your bills.

    Cons

    underpaid, making false promotion deals, no benefits, sketchy co managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great job if you want a free gym membership, but corporate does not care about its emloyees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Operations
    Former Employee - Front Desk Operations

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Gym Membership
    -Management can be friendly, but corporate is not.

    Cons

    -No raises
    -No full time
    -Little upward mobility
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  3. Helpful (1)

    No clue how they made it as big as they have

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Training Director
    Former Employee - Personal Training Director

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    free membership, opportunity to meet a ton of people, fast track management

    Cons

    Too much fast track management (which they often promote people before they are ready to handle a larger role), multiple conference calls that waste 2-3 hrs a day yet they complain about "maximizing time", typical corporate sales pitch, Personal Training prices are very out of control, Hire unqualified trainers quite frequently, zero customer service skills, will move you from club to club to help avoid you getting "too comfortable" (they do this to avoid people becoming too friendly with members so they dont offer discounts, free services...to members the employees get to know well, NO FACIAL HAIR even if well kept (they seriously think theyre the NY Yankees of fitness clubs), little to no leadership from the top on down, all hype and no show (management would always tell this is going to happen or that is gonna change here and nothing ever did as long as the club is profitable)...I could clearly go on and on for days

    Advice to Management

    You're not going to listen why waste my time


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Former General Manager at LA Fitness (multiple locations)

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you are single, need a job to get you by and want to meet people. As a sales person, you will also learn great sales skills which you can take with you else where.

    Cons

    You are a number. Most of the locations are a revolving door. Only few people can make it long term and you will have no work life balance. As you move up the ladder you will work more and more hours (I used to work 70+ hours) and had no life outside of work.
    Also, the sales goals were very arbitrary. You are at the mercy of your Super Regional VP to set your club goals which was usually a guess on their part until they figured out the market.

    Advice to Management

    You need to change the culture where there is balance between hitting the numbers and allowing your Sales Managers, General Managers and District Managers to have a life outside of LAF


  6. Helpful (1)

    work horses welcome

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

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

    Pros

    if you bonus your good

    Cons

    hours work weekends not to many days off if you dont bonus your broke

    Advice to Management

    you need to grow up


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK at best

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

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

    Pros

    its a gym but not much else than sales

    Cons

    more of a job than a career


  8. Helpful (2)

    Very poor Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Staff was fun to work with.

    Cons

    Aggressive HR forced me to step away from cycle instructor after claiming I put two unaccounted hours on my time card for first responder training. Aggressively accused me of padding hours, then when she resisted it was for the first responder course felt I was still lying even though the class was longer than two hours.

    Advice to Management

    Seemed like a lame way to push out an instructor that was just there to help and have fun. Especially when he had support for the two hours he added and then also offered to have the hours removed.
    Never returned since.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I had an OK experience at LA Fitness

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) part-time

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

    Pros

    It was easy to get a job here.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. They care more about your advertising more than your actual training skills.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A great place to start if you are looking into management in the fitness industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Personal Training Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Personal Training Director

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    One on one experience with members looking to accomplish fitness goals. A great place to learn customer service basics.

    Cons

    Long hours, awards based solely on results and not effort, extremely over competitive inner company standards

    Advice to Management

    It is imperative to know that all managers are training similarly and effectively to avoid turnover rates and issuing fault where it is not due.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Disappointed in Company's Culture

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free Membership and Good work hours

    Cons

    Very unstructured in management which creates a conflict between two teams. One which is charged to uphold integrity and rules while the other encouraged to break them. This creates a hostile work place and unaligned objectives.

    Breakdown of communication in upper management, unclear priorities, and poor training programs for hirin.g and staffing

    Advice to Management

    Align your objectives and build a team rather then dividing your staff into two teams that work against each other. A house divided will not stand.



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