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Life Time Fitness Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
144 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Aquatics Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    I was hired without an interview, but then required to go to an interview as a procedural safeguard. The interview was held with another interviewee who I did not know would be there. In essence, we were interviewing for the same position and shared our answers one after the other. I also had to write out the company goals and values word for word. I interviewed for another position with this company and that time it was a group interview with ten people, again with no forewarning.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is little negotiation with these entry level positions. The hours are made by the hiring staff and often they forget if you ask for certain times of day or days of the week off. Negotiation is better dealt with with department supervisors.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    SPA Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Life Time Fitness in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent resume and was called by the manager. They asked questions about my past leadership and also some personal questions about how I maintained a healthly Life style. Was told they would choose final canidiates in the upcoming week. I'm awaiting a call.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Life SPA Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Life Time Fitness in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first given a call asking when I could set up the interview date. I told he when I could meet and she agreed. I went in and she had me wait 10 minutes before sitting me down in the very public waiting area. She pulled out a packet which is most likely their interview question packet. She asked me different questions pertaining to my personal to professional life.
    It went well. She handed me a paper with the company mission statement on it. She asked if I could come back later in the week for another interview with the GM. I agreed and she told me to memorize the mission statement, because the GM was very serious about it.

    Later that week I went in for my interview with the GM. I recited the mission statement, then he asked for the company values. I was very confused and it turned out the manager forgot to also give me the company values to memorize. He said it was fine and I would have plenty of time to learn it. He then went over the values and I mentioned my past work experience that dealt with each value. He seemed very impressed and we shook hands and I left. I got a call about a week later saying I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked any difficult questions everything seemed very general of an interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Honestly my manager forgot to tell me what I was being paid until my first day. She didn't even ask if that was acceptable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Run Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrison, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrison, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    Met with the Westchester NY Running club at the facility to work out and meet the member. Had a very positive experience working with them, and with meeting the predecessor in the Coordinator position, who was leaving due to personal issues. My conversation with her, and the regional coordinator were pleasant and productive. This lead to a one-on-one meeting with the Senior General Manager at the Westchester facility, who seemed more concerned with hiring someone in line with corporate philosophy than a dedicated and experienced fitness person who would grow and develop the position. The interview was fairly short, and I left with the impression that she was looking for something different than a person to actually coordinate their program. I felt as if she was principally concerned with finding a "company person."

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't experience any questions as particularly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Member Engagement Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online, MEM (Member Engagement Manager) set up appointment to meet within a couple of days, met with her and it was pretty basic (they'll basically take anyone willing to cold call and work 70+ hours per week - even without sales experience). After that I interviewed with the GM of the club, same interview... Life Time is full of robots so they just read off of a sheet that corporate gives them and they rate whether or not you filled in all of their little boxes. Basically all you have to do (and they'll tell you this) is give them a specific incidence or example of whatever question they want answered, what happened, what you did, and what the outcome was. After that you'll meet with the Regional, same interview again... and you're done. All of this should take about a week or two. If you can pretend to be an aggressive drone you'll be fine. They actually tell their sales people to drill the person in front of them until they get pissed enough to walk away so get ready for that.

    Negotiation Details
    It's 100% commission and you'll work more than 70 hours per week and average about $11 an hour if you're good at what you do... Look elsewhere, there's much better out there; don't settle on this.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Department Head Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process involved interview with current department head, regional lead, and club general manager. Questions are targeted selection based and they are looking for STAR answers (situation, task, action, result). Department heads are put through and expected to pass Life Time's department head certification for their respective department upon hire.

    Interview Questions
    • Must memorize and recite company's mission and vision statements for interview with gm.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Mea Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    took about 2 weeks. Met with Manager, GM, and Regional Manager. Nothing too hard. Just know yourself and your experiences well enough to communicate them. They try to paint a picture of the company, but you will soon find out that it is nothing of what you expected.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Personal Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    First initial interview is usually with the PT Director of the Club. He may have you on the spot, take a piece of paper, and tell you to walk the fitness floor and get 5 different people's thoughts on why they joined the club and tell you to come back.

    If you make it to the next stage, you come in to train one of the trainers, who is typically an Assistant Director (can be anywhere from 3-6 of these depending on size of club). Be ready for them to throw a monkey wrench in whatever you had planned (will possibly act as if they have bad knees, ankle injury, etc.) If you are lucky, they will just want a good workout, because typically it is their down time when they usually workout anyway.

    The third stage is usually with the GM of the club who oversees the entire club. Be ready to know information about the club. My GM asked me on the spot what the mission statement was, word for word. I was given a heads up by the 2nd interviewer. Also, depending on the person, (my GM was a little different), asked random fitness questions, such as how many bones in the body or something random like that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Member Engagement Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview questions such as what are your strengths and weaknesses and why are you interested in sales?
    Are you comfortable working in a 100% commission position? Comfortable with long hours? (i.e. 55+ hours per week to consistently meet your sales quota for the month)

    Nothing should catch you off guard, it's not an overly stressful set of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time you had to sell something.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer from competitor, salary position.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Swim Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Life Time Fitness.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the website and within a few days I received an email requesting an interview. I called and set up the interview and went in. There was a group of people and we had to swim and then individual talk to the management. We discussed past experience and how you would benefit Lifetime. You also had to swim 100m relay. After the meeting they had us wait and then and there I was told I had a job. They gave me a packet and told me I need to memorize the mission statement. I set an appointment for the second meeting at that point. I came in for the second meeting and spoke to someone in the HR department, I recited the mission statement and then answered questions about what I was interested in gaining from Lifetime. I was put into the system at that time and they also set up my free membership.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked what would I do if a parent tried to force me into pushing the student into the next levee.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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