Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. The only good thing about it was the free membership

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Free membership
    Networking with members
    Co-workers
    Free membership
    Co-workers
    Nice facility

    Cons

    Repetitive cleaning
    No formal on-boarding/training process
    No training process for advancement
    Shady practices
    No PTO

    Advice to Management

    Why does your district/regional manager go around asking people to recite the mission statement on spot? Just an odd practice

  2. Not a healthy way of life for anyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Free membership, nice people, that's it

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. Under paid and everyone stabs each other in the back. Corporate could care less about you and the CEO...self centered, uncaring, hypocrite

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management and replace with people who know what they're doing, as well as care about team members. Pay needs to be elevated at all club levels

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great for members, awful for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free membership is the only pro

    Cons

    Team members are underappreciated. Understaffed, impatient customers, high stress for low pay

    Advice to Management

    It would help boost motivation and morale if you had regular meetings and listened to the concerns of your team members!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Typical of a Large Box Fitness facility, sell sell sell.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Made great friends. And that's the only thing that keeps the team together, not management or your one on ones.

    Cons

    Dealing with "it's not my fault management". The management is the problem. Most of the trainers could run those positions, the problem is that most trainers don't make good sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up. Or else you will have no employees left to manage. Or have one of your PTDH close a $3,500 or package as we have.

  6. Trainer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

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

    Pros

    Free membership and that's about it

    Cons

    Draw system, incompetent management, lack of knowledge and education of training staff

  7. Terrible Management, poor conditions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership, meeting interesting and friendly people

    Cons

    Management is very corrupt and does not care about you as an employee. Supervisory staff can be very unprofessional and even harasses you if you do not finish cleaning on time. Also has a high employee turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Please carefully select who will supervise your subordinates, because having a good supervisor can make all the difference. If a supervisor is making sexually inappropriate comments about employees and has been accused of such things numerous times, he should be terminated. Please treat your employees with respect because the more satisfied they are with their job, the more it's going to reflect on their work environment.

  8. I got what I asked for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member Engagement Advisor in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Member Engagement Advisor in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working in the fitness industry is a tremendous way to enhance your lifestyle. Being around like-minded people is very cool. You are meeting lots of new and exciting people everyday as it is a fast-paced environment. I know more about proper exercise than I could have ever dreamed. Benefits and insurance were fairly competitive. I worked at the best club, great boss and GM who made me enjoy being at work as much as possible.

    Cons

    The corporate office does not care about the sales staff. I am not saying that to be mean or bitter, because I left on good terms, but the demands of the job are beyond ridiculous. Long hours (somewhat expected because it is like retail), all commission which encourages shady business, and no work/life balance. The last 3 days of every month are mandatory as well as many holidays and weekends. They have made some small strides to help the sales staff out, but so far it is a drop in the bucket. I averaged 190/mo and the pay was not worth it. The insistence on calls and call volume are antiquated and take you away from being able to really follow up with your prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Update your policies. It is not the 90's anymore where most of the senior leadership sold last. Bahram, the CEO, seems so out of the picture and insistent on hiring only his buddies that is stunts the growth of the company. Also please stop all the emails. It is silly.

  9. I have to check a star to place a review, however the company does not deserve a single star. The job is a joke.

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    Former Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are none, good luck.

    Cons

    $10 per hour. You dont get moved to commission for months. They lie lie lie and con. You have to sell their below average pricy products and sell sessions to get moved to commission. Be aware you are an "employee" however you are charged a service fee for each session to "cover the cost of products used". Last time I checked an "employee" status according to the IRS is one who is provided with supplies. Take a look for yourself employee vs independent contractor status. If a client comes in with a discount card, that % discount comes out of YOUR pay not their net. The company runs these every week so expect to get squeezed out of the pay you were promised from the get go. Also expected the hire on process to take 3 months. In this time 3-4 different managers will instruct you to do it 3-4 different ways all saying the other is wrong. Expect to run around like a chicken with its head cut off, get frustrated and irritated. Expect to have 3-4 managers, expect one to leave in the hiring process, expect the rest to not agree on anything. Expect to be forcibly "volunteered" to work on your day off, if you dont you are not a team player and expect to get fired. Expect to cross out any new year's day plans or new year's eve plans as you manager is going to text you new years eve at 10pm to inform you of your 4 day volunteering begining new years day for their yearly event. Expect to be presured to puchase a $475 dollar training package during hire on, be aware you dont have to. You can if you chooses to when you choose to. You are trained from the moment you meet a client to sell sell sell if you dont you are not performing well. Bottom line, you are trained to see every client as a dollar sign first. As a therapist that should be enough not to mention the rest. Far warning investigate your employer before you settle on unfair unethical practices. There is plenty more but I believe I am sick to my stomach remembering my experience and would like to not.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe learn management skills first.

  10. Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
     - Limited time scheduling, large amounts of flexibility

    Cons

    - Unprofessional upper level employees
     - Lack of control

  11. Never Work There If You Have A Brain (Maybe Not All Locations)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

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

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership
    Decent Salary
    Employees don't nag you like they do with paying customers.

    Cons

    Terrible office culture (Poor performance in all departments)
    Department head was deceitful (incorrectly filling out documents for records)(And about scheduling shifts)
    Many employees come to work high and smoke during break.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the people that hire these "trained" managers: Hire people with a legitimate college education, not a degree from Lifetime in Personal Training.

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