New York Sports Club

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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
106 Reviews
2.3
106 Reviews
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Robert Giardina
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free gym membership and nothing else, even the benefits suck tremendously (in 27 reviews)

  • Co-workers were nice, My manager was always considerate and kind, Free Gym membership (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours, Salary, Depending on area, sales can be very difficult (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.  

    Membership Consultant decent Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant

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

    Pros

    Had great co-workers who were super positive about everything. Made decent money for membership sales.

    Cons

    Sales environment was pushed down your throat occasionally. Upper management wouldn't be realistic especially on close out days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just treat people more honestly. Remember they need space sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good initial experience to commercial gyms

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

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

    Pros

    Being in a setting with like minded individuals, ability to create your own schedule after having built a substantial clientele and free membership to all locations.

    Cons

    Managers expecting you to work for free, the company is driven by sales, no real opportunities for full time employment and benefits, this location in particular has pretty poor foot traffic and there have been 2 managers since I've been here one who actually helped and made the trainers lives easier and the one who well wasn't as productive.

  3.  

    Misguided

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    make your own schedule, sat-sun off sometimes.

    Cons

    work 2-3 12 hour shifts a month, if commuting from city add 2.5 hours to your daily shift to figure out how long you have at home to eat and sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to be patient with NYSC, constantly changing procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sink or swim

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay for half of your certification. They encourage continuing education.

    Cons

    The success of a club depends a lot on the training manager. If you don't have someone in your corner, your business may suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More manager workshops on how to relate to their trainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Early Morning Shift

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time

    Pros

    You get a quite a bit of alone time

    Cons

    You always have to ask someone to cover you to use the rest room. Which isn't always possible when you open by yourself at 5am and there aren't any coworkers until 7am *if they don't call out.

  7.  

    My experience ay NYSP was very educational

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to meet all types of people from the everyday person on the street to celebrities. It was so much fun.

    Cons

    As with any organization the different types of personalities one works with can make the job a bit of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get to know your employees that work the front line. Don't just listen to your club managers. Come and meet them and experience them for yourself.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment, limited growth potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free membership to all clubs is a great way to keep your routine interesting. Great environment with wonderful co-workers. Day-to-day responsibilities are consistent and for the most part worry free. Overall pleasant experience. Very structured system in personal training memberships. You get out of it what you put in.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities to advance in the company. If you do plan on moving up, also plan on being there for a long time before an opportunity comes around. Too many personal trainers fighting for the same pool of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign more responsibility and increase pay. Too often people are just standing around looking bored (because they are). Give more opportunities to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    learned lots of customer service, housekeeping multitasking

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

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    it builds on you, lets you know how to satisfy both needs of customers and management becomes like mini community of itself

    Cons

    not every customer every manager can be pleased, however you learn to just do what you can do .

    Recommends
  10.  

    Challenging and conflicting time spent as a NYSC employee.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership and access to all areas of Gym.

    Cons

    Working with children if involved in swim lessons and birthday parties. Also, light cleaning is involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities for low level employees to move up the chain of command.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good- not Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New Rochelle, NY

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

    Pros

    Good location, nice facility, great co-workers, nice members. The parking was a bit if a nuisance and the company would not pay for anyone under manager status.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours especially during close-outs, before I quit they had added a 3rd monthly closeout which was ridiculous. I also disliked having to constantly go to surrounding businesses and hand out flyers. Very demeaning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy on your constant call drives and long hours. The pressure to hit everyday is what drove me away. We were never commended on what we did for the previous month if we didn't hit our goal. A lot it time, effort and energy go into every dollar your staff brings in. Remember that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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