LA Fitness Personal Trainer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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Personal Trainer Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at LA Fitness.

Interview

I initially applied online and got no response. I went into a club in person to submit my resume, and got an interview and was hired on the spot. The Training Director was not a personal trainer, just a good salesman.

Interview Questions

  • There wasn't really a difficult question asked. Very straight forward, and the Director was not a personal trainer, so he really didn't know much about the fundamentals fitness (just how to sell it).   Answer Question

Negotiation

The only thing I was able to negotiate was the start date. Pay is set at $15/hour, however if you sell a training package, you get more commission than the sales counselors.

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at LA Fitness (Upper Marlboro, MD) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was based off a script the interviewer had and the answers that should be given based on the questions. The interviewer also looks you over to make sure you look the part of a personal trainer. Then I had to take the interviewer through a workout using the scenario he gave me. Since I wasn't familiar with their gym I walked around lost. He had another interview after mine who he was very excited to interview so he cut my interview short, gave me constructive criticism and sent me on my way.

    Interview Questions

    • If you do your research (look at their website) before the interview all the questions are the basic interview questions. No difficult questions. ex. Why do you want to person train, what are you goals long and short term. Give an example of how you trained a client and what was the out come.   Answer Question
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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at LA Fitness.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the PTD on Tuesday and we went over work history, experience, etc.. He gave me a quick tour of the gym and said he'd call me later that day or the next few days. He didn't call right away so I followed up, twice. Finally got a call back from the GM asking for a second interview on Friday. I showed up and we went over some questions like the PTD asked then I was offered the job. Stayed and filled out paperwork and was ready to start right away Monday morning.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview lasted like 15 minutes and he didn't ask anything difficult or anything.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was just happy to have my dream job at that point I didn't negotiate.

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at LA Fitness (Westchester, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I was asked if I was interested in becoming a trainer after they became aware of my having a personal training certificate.

    Negotiation

    I was given the highest training position and was told I would receive a certain amount per training session only to find out that the pay is a bit less and that there is no guarantee that you will receive the commission you worked hard to earn because of the same shady Sales Training / Hiring Manager takes it for himself.

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at LA Fitness (Atlanta, GA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Very easy. Only took about 2 weeks

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. They basically sold me on the position.   Answer Question
  6.  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at LA Fitness (West Chester, OH) in October 2012.

    Interview

    My former company was acquired by LA Fitness. There was no formal interview process, just a multitude of digital paperwork. We were not adequately trained to use their software which was largely outdated & difficult for both employees and club patrons to use. The transition was abrupt and

    Interview Questions

    • They never asked one! We were introduced to so many random managers with no local ties to our gym that you didn't know who you really worked for...   Answer Question
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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at LA Fitness (Woodbridge, VA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I was known by the hiring manager as I had been a gym member there for two years.

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at LA Fitness (Edina, MN) in August 2012.

    Interview

    I would say lack of interview is more accurate. The person I spoke to was very casual. Instead of interview questions launched right into how the job worked. I was a little confused. I was dressed for interview but there were no real questions. The interviewer was actually more impressed with my credentials and said that was all they needed to know for hiring me. The interviewer actually said they would be pumping me for knowledge. I have limited credentials. They were offering a small amount per session, no hourly , no benefits. Which was fine being that this was my 1st trainer job. With no experience I knew I'd have to pay my dues.

    Reasons for Declining

    I accepted offer at first but declined later. I was completely mislead about job, hours... As my 1st day approached I asked more questions. I realized I'd been built up for nothing. The job described to me correct but they had left out some very important information. . I would find out later that this company has a revolving door of trainers. Most clients complain about having diffrent trainer per session. It was also very obvious that this club didn't not value their trainers at all. The only people who got a decent pay were the sales people. The trainers do the work but get the smallest peice of the pie. Also when I went to workout at a La fitness they tried a very very weak hustle with my boyfriend. When entering he was my guest. They asked for his drivers liscense. They then explained they would hold onto it tell he left. Annoying but fine. When we were leaving and asked for it back they made some big show about how they couldn't find it. The front desk girl went and asked we're it might be. We were then lead to sales area. The guy asked how workout was and without letting us get word in launched into sales pitch . Only after making it clear. He was not interested did the drivers liscense resurface. I was furious. I was already having doubts about job and company. I feel I dodged a very bad experience. Terrible pay. Terrible company ,terrible sales tactics. It put a very bad taste in my mouth about industry in general..

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at LA Fitness (Parsippany, NJ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The company recruiter contacted me about a position as a part time trainer and asked if i would like a part-time job (essentially). I kindly agreed to speak someone in regards to doing this something part time. The interview was easy if you have experience for the job. The manager i spoke with barely could formulate a sentence to ask a simple question and just spoke about her self and how great this gym is. I interviewed for the position of personal trainer, however she kept asking over and over again "are you sure you do not want to do sales?" I made it very clear that I was applying for just the position in which i was being recruited for. They offered me the job, and ran all my information through the computer. A few days go by and they told me they just need to clear it through corporate to get another trainer in there. (why they have to clear it is BS considering CORPORATE called me directly in relation to this exact position in this exact location.) I waited, and got the call back 3 days later saying that the director of personal training will contact me when my start date is. I waited for two weeks, and nothing. I've called 3 times, left messages, and even visited the location to see what is going on and I was completely avoided. This may just be the most unprofessional interview process I have EVER gone through, for a simple part time job. If you are a trainer, save yourself the hassle and if you are going to work at a commercial gym you are better off working at 24 hour fitness or Retro.

    Interview Questions

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    Personal Trainer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at LA Fitness (Cherry Hill, NJ) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The interviewing process was very easy! All you need to show them is a good resume with personal trainers certification. They ask you a couple question about working out and if you've ever been trained anybody before and if so, what improvements did they make. They also ask you basic question you should know like how many calories make a pound of fat...3500 for those who dont know. All in all the process is very simple and easy.

    Interview Questions

    • The only difficult questions would be questions about the human body BUT being certified or with a degree, you should have no trouble answering any questions. Another thing to know, they set you up with clients that day and watch you train to see how you are as a trainer and what special techniques you have that will keep their business running smoothly. Now when I say "special" i dont mean outrageous and dumb like making your clients walk up the steps on their hands. Keep it simple and entertaining.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    $6/client is their thing. You're not getting anymore than that throughout your time there unless the company in whole decides to raise the pay for us personal trainers.

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