Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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  1. The Best Job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Personal Trainer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Invest in your employees and treat them well


  3. Fun people, poor pay system

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Westlake, OH
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. My experience with them was very nice

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Area Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Area Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    Former Bally employee

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons


  7. A Path With Bally

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and pay plus bonus

    Cons

    Could be stressful and my manager was bad


  9. Fair

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make decent commission.

    Cons

    Many cons but rather would not say.


  10. Hit or miss

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Not hard work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy , gym atmosphere, good people manager pay ok

    Cons

    Unrealistic schedule, annoying hire ups , high turnover

    Advice to Management

    paid better and your employees will stay longer



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