LA Fitness (UK)

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LA Fitness (UK) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
72 Reviews
2.4
72 Reviews
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Martin Long
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay, 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.  

    Very easy if you are comfortable on the phone but very unorganized and unprofessional

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Free Gym Membership
    -Great atmosphere for a people person or a person into health and wellness.
    -I make more base pay than sales counselors and commission is very rewarding and easy to get if you don't mind calling people.

    Cons

    -Working with sales team can be crazy. Often untrained and unprofessional. Counselors would curse in front of guests, even had one curse AT a guest which is awkward either way because the guest always looks at me like I should be saying something.

    -Not a very strenuous job so people think they can just call off whenever, even the day before, leaving you to pick up their shift. More money but would rather not feel obligated to take your shift.

    -Management structure is very strange. Don't know who I should be reporting to half the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair and fire sales counselors who clearly cannot perform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity and Big Expectations

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow in a competitive environment and a great business learning experience.

    Cons

    Underpaid and sometimes unrealistic goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Front Desk

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get to meet new people everyday and as well as networking. You are given a chance to make good money from commission. There is a lot of free time at night which is great if you are a student. I get the chance to study for my classes while at work.

    Cons

    Stupid rules. Must answer the phone in a certain way. No guest passes after 8pm. Stupid things but doable.

    Recommends
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    Great atmosphere

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Promote healthy lifestyle, positive people, people are determined, and hard workers.

    Cons

    Standing on feet all day, call people nationwide to get personal information over the phone, a lot of hang ups and rude people about past due balances as well as cancelations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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

    You get out of it what you put into it.

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you are you own boss, you get to meet interesting people

    Cons

    It takes time to break into the industry, starting pay is lower than ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that trainers have to make a live able wage and drive profit margins, so paying trainers well is the best plan to keep profits up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    pros and cons of being an employee here

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) as a contractor

    Pros

    you get a free gym membership

    Cons

    the pay can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to your employees needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great to work for as a freelancer

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the members. They are all lovely and I have regulars coming to my classes every single week.
    I'm paid the correct amount and on the right date every month (this is often an issue with freelance work)

    Cons

    The in house staff don't seem too happy with the way things are run, I'm not sure about details though.
    My current site has been fine, but I worked for a different one for a short while and they were very slow paying me and I was often underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your in house staff and listen to their feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operations Associate

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    They offer flexible hours and provide the environment for fast growth opportunities. Fitness based environment great place to work while still going to school.

    Cons

    Low pay for entry level positions and commission based. The managers push you hard everyday to meet quotas, and also base job security off commission numbers as any sales job would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work closer with staff to reach goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Entry Position!

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

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule. You make your own workout routines. Most clients are great. Depending on your managers you have a great work experience and they feed you clients.

    Cons

    Its slow at the beginning and if youre looking for full time you might be working upwards of 30 hours for free during your first couple months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for someone still in high school

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    As long as you like the people who work there, you will enjoy this job. Easy and great for someone in high school or college.

    Cons

    You are standing up the whole time which can be tiresome. Not much pay, but not bad if you don't have many bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers I worked with were great. Motivational and friendly. You are working side by side with your manager, so make sure you will get along with them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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