National Health Educators

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National Health Educators Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    PFMS part timer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best reason to work for any company is the compensation in my opinion. NHE isn't on the high end of where the industry is but it is a bit above standard pay. I certainly earn the pay though, through the workload and time.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge of being a PFMS (which stands for Personal Fitness Management Specialist) is the inconsistencies of the assessment forms. Because I deal with different gyms from different countries, many of the key components require additional time to decider with NHE. It could be the fact that I'm relatively new to this type of work and it may get easier at least that is my hope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish management would hire consultants that could be reached via online chat. I have already made an informal inquiry addressing this matter to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Regional Manager- Odessa, TX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NHE Exercise Course Instructor  in  Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - NHE Exercise Course Instructor in Odessa, TX

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My job enables me to work with other professional in exercise science. Working in a health and fitness environment gives me the chance to develop my skills as a certified fitness professional.

    Cons

    I am only permitted a part time commitment due to my school and other clients. I have made a request to work full time in September but I have yet to get a confirmation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really do not have any comments regarding management. I believe the organization is ran very well and there are good procedures for most ever situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Real fitness job with no selling!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NHE Exercise Course Instructor  in  Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - NHE Exercise Course Instructor in Clifton, NJ

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlike every other personal trainer job I've had, I do not have to spend my time generating business for the company.

    Cons

    There is very little advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise the management team to schedule more evening classes during the week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    NHE Personal Fitness Management Specialist Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist  in  Queen Creek, AZ
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist in Queen Creek, AZ

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    NHE allows me to create very complex programs which i like because there are essentially no limitations to what I can create. I work my own schedule so I can attend my sons little league practices on time.

    Cons

    From my understanding there is little to no growth opportunity. I'm not sure this is something I want to end my career with so I may need to look for a job in a few years so that I grow as a professional and not stay two dimensional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly consider a residual comp program for those of us who create extensive programs that make NHE tons of money. The one and done payment philosophy, which is essentially the salary is not very motivating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    National Health Educators PFMS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist  in  Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist in Westbury, NY

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros for my type of work is the fact that I can design a realist schedule that works well with school. The other great thing is that I don't have to work at smelly gym.

    Cons

    I loved being able to work alongside other professionals at my previous wellness job. Due to the economy, my boss had to let a bunch of us go but I really miss working with people. I think you become a better professional when you can share ideas in a group setting. My job now doesn't offer that because it's a WFH.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up more conference calls with all PFMS personnel. Make them voluntary and offer them often enough to allow as many as possible to join. Also, podcast them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    PFMS- Personal Fitness Management Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm a certified professional trainer so my job still allows me to train many of my veteran clients with the same flexibility. NHE has flexible scheduling for part time. A very easy job for trainers.

    Cons

    The pay basically breaks down to about 37 bucks an hour. That is a significant compensation drop from what I earn as a personal trainer and the work is essentially the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us more money please.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review for Personal Fitness Management Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Management Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This by far is the best job I have had since graduating. It's a WFH with flexible hours-no weekends and no late nights. Working for one of the best companies in the fitness industry is also a plus.

    Cons

    They make you take a test before you can work for them. Horribly hard. You can have a masters degree in exercise physiology and you still have to test with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has a masters degree, that should be good enough to work anywhere. The classes and courses I took in school prepared me well and that should factor into their decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Job for Exercise Science Pros!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - WCA Regional Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - WCA Regional Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at National Health Educators full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Programs are top notch programs so the material is the latest in the industry. This is most appreciated by those of us who have transferred from other fitness companies (no names mentioned). The scheduling is flexible and there are Holidays and vacation that is fully paid. Good options for benefits as well.

    Cons

    ERP for vehicle reimbursement is not 100% but it's close enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many meetings and conference calls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Affiliate Supervisor at FCA center for NHE Certification

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NHE Supervisor  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - NHE Supervisor in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at National Health Educators part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All three of my affiliate clubs are with a five mile drive from my house so I spend very little on gas. Also, I can change to a different FCA if I submit a request for it.

    Cons

    I'm a part-time college student but I would prefer to work a 30 hour a week job, but with this job, I need to work as a trainer too because it only offers 20 work hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold fewer meetings because the frequency for which I must attend is too cumbersome. There is very little learned at most of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Manager review for National Health Educators (NHE)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Health Educators Regional Manager  in  Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - National Health Educators Regional Manager in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at National Health Educators full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For me, the best component to the regional manager position is the compensation. Comparable positions don't have nearly the value in compensation package. The fact that as an NHe regional manager you are allowed to implement curriculum ideas that actually get approved by upper management makes it worth caring.

    Cons

    Delegation is minimal. Affiliates are well staffed but responsibility is not shared equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out more WCA locations becuase of the medical codes that are available to qualified helath professionals. This would increase billable hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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