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GoodLife Fitness CEO & Founder David Patchell-Evans
David Patchell-Evans
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    Don't even think about working for this company OR if you are, know what you are getting into

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    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GoodLife Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)


    Minor Pro: extensive training and role playing in using scripts for high pressure, outdated, product focused sales presentations. Eligibility for promotion to management are based on the candidates ability to consistently exceed revenue targets. The ability to actually manage people or a business is barely considered.


    Top down management style to the extreme. Eligibility for promotion to management is based on exceeding sales targets with little regard to the candidate's integrity or their ability to manage people. This directly contributes to insane turnover in all roles. Complete disconnect from stated core values and how the company conducts business and treats its employees. Any semblance of work/life balance is openly discouraged. Be prepared to work many unpaid hours. Pay per hour worked is well below minimum wage. Most employees live well below the poverty line. Weekly mandatory meetings with managers whose agenda is to coerce you into working more unpaid hours. Latest scheme is to "pay" new personal trainers on a draw against their future earnings. Money paid to new trainers under this scheme is clawed back by GoodLIfe when the new trainers are required to pay for a $500 mandatory training course and purchase a canfitpro (owned by GoodLIfe as well) membership. Nobody wins in this organization but owner and CEO Patch-Evans.

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    This company won't survive in its present form. Continually opening new clubs won't outrun the reality that GoodLIfe is becoming known as an employer to avoid. The greediness of senior management will be the downfall of this organization. Because of senior management's exploitative practices, GoodLIfe's employees are excellent candidates for a unionization

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