Equinox Fitness Personal Trainer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

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Personal Trainer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in September 2014.

Interview Details

Phone interview which led to an in person interview. Very unprofessional in my opinion. Interview scheduled for 11am did not begin until 11:45am. Interviewers were very awkward one person asked the questions other said absolutely nothing. Not personable people even though they are in a business that you need to be personable. Pay is minimum wage and hourly training sessions with clients is insanely low pay also.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Equinox Fitness

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went through the interview process which was very strange. I don't want to go into too much detail but by the third interview, you feel beaten down. I thought that when they called me in for the third interview I would get the job but that was not the case. The fitness manager sat there and actually told me why he wouldn't hire me. It was the most insulting situation and actually glad that I didn't get hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Please design a fitness program for a middle aged guy with a specific group of health issues.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Equinox puts you through 3 interviews. One face to face. Then practical interview to test your program design. Lastly a group interview. The questions are typical, "what four personality types do you struggle with".

    Interview Questions
    • The most challenging thing is your availability. You must be available throughout the day.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Highland Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications were pretty good, but the location changed at the last minute. Interview was conducted in a small stuffy room just off the lobby. Although I had many questions, their answers were a bit evasive, especially regarding compensation. The person I would have been working for did not, in my opinion, present himself or the club very well. They didn't even give me a tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. The questions could have come from an "Interviewing 101" book. ie. "What is your greatest weakness?" "What have you done to correct it?"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Personal trainers work for minimum wage, and are expected to work 60+ hours

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Equinox Fitness.

    Interview Details

    They flake a lot on the interviews. Don't be surprised if you have to call back or they rescheduled the date. For the interview they'll ask you to try to sell a package of workouts so definitely know how to sell and convince people. Then they'll take you on to the gym floor and ask you to demonstrate a few exercises. Know how to correct someone when they're making mistakes and that's about it. I wish I could tell you more about the interview process, but it's still very questionable. They hire idiots all the time, but gloss over people with actual talent.

    Interview Questions
    • The ask you to sell one of their packages of workouts which range from 12 to 48.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Equinox Fitness in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview online, lasted about 10 minutes. Easy

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted within a week. Had multiple interviews at a few different locations. Final interview included a case study and personal training session. I ended up being offered a position at a location I had not been to during the interview process. It was a long process, but paid off in the end. .,

    Interview Questions
    • Case study and personal training session with management.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Hollywood, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was like a 5 tier interview process. It takes a while to get hired. Then after you're hired you go through months of training and orientation before you are given the opportunity to make any decent sales.

    Interview Questions
    • Be ready to get thrown into a practical exam without warning. The manager may give you a client training scenario with another trainer pretending to be a customer, just to see how you respond and train.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There's zero room for negotiations. Don't even try.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was called a few days after I submitted my resume. It was the personal training manager and they asked me a series of questions about my training history (i had none) and my experience helping others train/develop workouts. They also inquire on my training philosophy and seemed like they were happy about my past athletic history. Overall the initial contact was a personality feel-out and the subsequent face-to-to face interviews (4 of them) were more of your typical interview-nature.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiable. Started as a "floor" trainer (20 hours/week @ min wage), and from there they give you leads (miss more than hit)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Equinox Fitness in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The individuals who conducted the interview were very professional and polite. I feel working with them would be a warm experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was, "what channels are you currently following on youtube?"   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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