Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
623 Reviews
2.9
623 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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321 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 54 reviews)

  • I can honestly say the free gym member ship is the only pro (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't in touch with the problems within the club (in 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Aggressive Sales Goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Canton, MI

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Training in motivational interviewing skills
    Great facilities to train members

    Cons

    Constant turn over with staff.
    Even after monthly sales goals are met, last week of every month each staff has a new mandatory goal to make up for other team members who did not make their original monthly goal. If unable to make the last weekly goal, you can still be penalized even if you made personal monthly goal.
    Mandatory sales of products other than just personal training. (heart rate monitors, activity monitors, metabolic testing, nutrition supplements, etc.) When asked to supply with proper information re: products trainer was told to take it on faith that Life Time Fitness company has done its research into quality products and only gave rudimentary study results to help trainers pedal products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good energy, good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the people. I worked at corporate. A lot of intelligent people.

    Cons

    A reason not to work here is the location and also not getting raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your employees better. And that means all of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management Issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clients/Members are wonderful, co-workers are a great team to work with, benefits are decent, company contributes annually towards continuing education.

    Cons

    Poor supervision of local management, communication from corporate is an issue, employee support is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management needs to be more closely monitored. A mentoring program for management would be helpful. Employees need to feel that upper management is keeping tabs on things and that they care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    loved my clients hated my co-workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    make your own scheduale, great avenues to make sales, really good pay for a training position

    Cons

    all about sales and you attend meetings twice a week for free you dont get paid as it is 100% commission so the time spent not selling you are losing money, work on a draw system meaning they pay you but once you make that back in commission they take it from you so no steady paycheck.

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

    Not all that healthy for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment where you will never get bored. Literally spent every minute of the day working, which for a fast paced and motivated individual is awesome. The hierarchy is pretty flat and you get great exposure to upper tier executives on a daily basis and feel like you actually have ownership in the companies overall direction.

    Cons

    Time away is literally non-existent. Well, it is, but be ready for a barrage of 600+ need to read emails when you return after a week vacation. Additionally, don't think twice about not staying close to your phone after work. Business leaders expect answers morning, noon, and night which will kill your life outside of work. To top it off, the benefits aren't that great. You get a membership at their middle tier clubs for free (nothing special), the discount for being fit on health care doesn't necessarily start right away (only test when the group policy is about to renew) so you are paying full freight like a fatty, and you get a whopping 10 days off a year for working yourself ragged....that INCLUDES your sick days! Not that healthy after all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider truly rewarding your employees for working super hard. Don't play favorites by placing an executive's significant other in a leadership role when they don't deserve it. Hire more smart people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Alright

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    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Free membership was the only benefit

    Cons

    Disorganized. 1 day off every 2 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    not a bad place to work. gives you an idea of how to run your own business. very friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    You receive low pay, you work a lot of hours. Absolutely no work-life balance. Politics is huge here. Know suck up to someone and you'll get promoted eventually

  9.  

    Former Cafe Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Free gym membership
    -Flexible hours
    -Discounted services
    -Worked around a school schedule

    Cons

    -Worked there for almost 3 years, never received a raise. When I asked about higher wage they told me that "the economy is bad" so no one was getting a pay increase.
    -Had me come in an hour after my grandfathers funeral to work "the busiest day of the year." But when a managers family member passed they received a week off of work.
    -Hardly ever given break time through out the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    All that glitters...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    great working environment
    awesome people
    company discounts

    Cons

    some shady coworkers
    management not keeping their word
    not enough team recognition
    work-life balance is not great unless your are in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More checks and balances of people in higher positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    High traffic potential to build a new bus, great to learn how to build a busness

    Cons

    paid on a draw, lack of development

    No opinion of CEO

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