Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
105 Reviews
3.1
105 Reviews
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Steve Tucker
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location (in 12 reviews)

  • Decent sales and fitness training for beginning personal trainers (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management does not care at all about the employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A lot of labor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits working out at the gym

    Cons

    Making sure everything is clean in a fashionably manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay raise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The Best Job I ever had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Towson, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual Dress, Telecommute, Great people to work with

    Cons

    The company is in the process of going out of business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Trainer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Gym membership
    Had some great coworkers and meet some great people

    Cons

    Disorganized and Poorly managed
    Training tiers to get paid
    Little to no training
    If your not good at sales and talking to people this would not be a good job for you
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and treat them well

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun people, poor pay system

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Westlake, OH

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    I enjoyed the dynamic job setting and challenge of dealing with a wide variety of clients.

    Cons

    Pay structure is such that a slow week can wipe out over half your income for the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even out the Personal Trainer pay structure so Trainers get paid for actual hours worked and not through some convoluted formula.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with them was very nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Area Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Area Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Promotions based on earning them. Started as a trainer, moved to club sales, moved to corporate sales, promoted to corp sales manager, relocated across the country to manage a 3 state territory. All top company execs were professiopnal and fair.

    Cons

    If you can't handle quota pressure this is not your deal. High pressure end of month closeouts are the norm. Hero on the 31st of yhe month, goat on the 1st of the next month. Some club mgrs were having trysts with their staff mambers... not good. Some ex employees gave 2 week notices and left on good terms, but were not eligible for rehire 5 years later. Don't know what that's about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need stricter oversight with your club managers to cease the employee trysts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Bally employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Bally has a lot of hard working employee who sacrifice a lot for the company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A Path With Bally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    The fitness industry is dynamic & at times can be a lot of fun. Bally has historically paid their performers well.

    Cons

    Bally has fallen very far from where they once were as a 300 plus location brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your members, people & clubs, in that order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Good hours and pay plus bonus

    Cons

    Could be stressful and my manager was bad

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fair

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make decent commission.

    Cons

    Many cons but rather would not say.

  11.  

    Hit or miss

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commission plus hourly. Been able to use the gym for free . Opportunity to meet lot of people.

    Cons

    Dead end job. Sketchy business practices,Having to lie to customers . Unrealistic goals . For example a program advisor's job is not limited to selling membership. You are expected to sell everything from memberships to protein even personal training lesson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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