New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Robert Giardina
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Pros
  • Free gym membership, co-workers are generally good (in 27 reviews)

  • free gym membership, meet a lot of people which allows you to network (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours of work and no real profit (in 8 reviews)

  • Serious lack of professionalism for all club management and too geared towards sales instead of retaining current members (in 4 reviews)

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  1. ok

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

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free gym membership and some kind of income coming in in this not so promising job market thats about it

    Cons

    External prospecting long hours with no overtime and low pay for very demanding hours and work unrealistic numbers 20 contacts a day... not happeing

    Advice to Management

    pay better, there is no way that someone is gonna stay there at such low wage


  2. awful

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

    I worked at New York Sports Club

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

    Pros

    free membership, and flexible schedule that's really about it. management seems to think they are the greatest things to ever happen to the face of the earth...when in reality they manage a gym.

    Cons

    terrible pay, slave treatment. management seems to think they are the greatest things to ever happen to the face of the earth...when in reality they manage a gym. curse out employees.


  3. Fitness Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare package, free membership to the gym

    Cons

    Won't earn bonus to stay in position, won't have time to use gym

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the payment system on trainers so it is constantly in favor of the company. Give up on the twice-per-month "best sale ever" (closeout)


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  5. group exercise instructor

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    Former Employee - Group Ex Instructor in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Group Ex Instructor in White Plains, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club

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

    Pros

    Gym members are great. Fellow instructors are usually a pretty good bunch.

    Cons

    I was lucky and got a raise early on in my career. But no one being hired recently could ever hope to get close to my salary with the 3% or LESS salary increases per year. I think they start instructors at $35 an hour? Painful. Doesn't matter if you just love to teach, don't need the money, and just want the free membership. Otherwise smaller clubs pay better, usually $50 an hour with experience. Also the on-line application can take HOURS be patient.

    Advice to Management

    No management as of late. Or the managers are stretched so thin (cheap company = little staff, low salaries) they do the bare minimum to keep it going. You are on your own to find substitutes and settle disputes. You will get a faster better response from your co-workers. Feels really impersonal.


  6. general manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fitness environment, being around gyms,

    Cons

    lack of direction, poor vision, very little freedom to improve club

    Advice to Management

    clearer mission


  7. Good atmosphere, high pressure, BAD coporate management

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    Former Employee - Membership Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good benefits, PTO Days, flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad corporate management, no room to grow, poor bonus structure, no employee stock options

    Advice to Management

    Offer more monthly incentives. Offer stock options for employees Improve bonus structure.


  8. Trainer

    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Glendale, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Glendale, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Depending on fitness manager, can learn new things related to fitness and nutrition.

    Cons

    General Manager is too pushy with sales. When cleaners weren't there, trainers were commanded to clean which they weren't supposed to.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible workplace. Stay away if possible.

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Coworkers are kind and supportive. Fun and engaging when working with clients.

    Cons

    Corporate takes 60-70% of your money if you are a personal trainer. They can fire anybody on the spot. Very unprofessional and threatening upper management. Benefits is almost nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and learn some managements kills. If that doesn't help then maybe parents just didn't raise the upper management in my branch correctly. The high turnover rate is probably because corporate force trainers to get a pointless ACE cert when somebody has a NASM or ACSM cert. It might be better if trainers were compensated for continuing education hours.


  10. Ok for part time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about working at Nysc is the free gym membership.

    Cons

    The hourly wage is very low even though they charge there members more than other gyms. All they care about is sales which leaves other areas such as maintenance of equipment and cleanliness of the gym to decline.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more money considering how much you charge members.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Atrocious work for terrible pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Queens Village, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. The employees are down to earth and the managers are extremely cool.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. The amount of work done isn't equivalent to the pay. Long hours of work and no real profit.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay. Minimum wage should start at a least $10 or more.



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