Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym Reviews

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Aaron Watkins
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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time (more than an year)


    There are five level of personal trainers. Fitness coach, Specialist 1, 2, 3, and Fitness Expert. Everyone starts as a Fitness coach. Promotions through those ranks are given based on how many sessions were trained in previous quarter. To be an Expert means you make 60 percent of about $70/hour. It also means that you've proved to be successful at renewing clients, delivering results, and selling. To be an expert, you must be training at least 25-30 sessions a week. I was promoted to expert after 4 months. I average $33-40 for a 1 hour session. Train 10 clients a day 5 days a week and you're making around 80 or 90k. Time flies and you're helping out.. Not a bad gig.


    It's a lot of fun but you better be good at hustling.

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Gold's Gym Interviews

Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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    Head Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Gold's Gym.

    Interview Details

    I was already working there and was recommended for the "promotion". I was required to meet with the Corporate Front Desk Manager and the General Manager for the location I was moving to. The Front desk manager asked about previous management experience. The GM asked what my 5 year plan was and said that he wanted someone who would not be leaving anytime soon. I informed them of my school plans as well as my family requirements. The requirements and compensation I was informed of were misleading.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the most recognized gym chain in the world with more than 650 locations in 37 states and 28 countries. The iconic brand ranks in the top 15 percent of Entrepreneur magazine’s 2011 “Franchise 500.” Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group... More

Mission: At Gold’s Gym, our mission is simple: We’re here to help you Know Your Own Strength®

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