Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. It was great until they had to sell off clubs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people cared about the company

    Cons

    Battling some previous legacy issues

  2. Helpful (1)

    Nice gym

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location

    Cons

    Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what is planned

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Neck, NY

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team. Decent pay. Use of the gym

    Cons

    Rude people sometimes. Parking on rush hour.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stay away

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The relationships with coworkers

    Cons

    Horrible leadership,they change CEO's every year it seems like,the people running the company are a complete joke(west coast).Commissions change every month,corporate is out of touch.Members can't cancel their memberships.Shady business practices,they are selling all the clubs,this company is not going to exist much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone that actually cares about the employees and doing things the right way.stop screwing your members over,stop putting people in leadership positions and shouldn't be.This company is so corrupt and all you corporate clowns should be ashamed of yourselves.Do you guys bother to look at your yelp reviews?

  6. If you like that sort of thing...

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Help understanding of how to sell, and if you know the industry you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    the atmosphere is very lax and laid back, would not be a good first job because it spoils a persons perspective on work ethic.

  7. Once was a great company

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    Former Employee - QA Lead in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Towson, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative endeavors with good people

    Cons

    Company lost money and tried to rebuild but it was not successful in its attempts. Unfortunately this caused a lot of lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Set priorities for code changes

  8. Helpful (1)

    very crooked corp, unsanitary, low pay, lie to people, steal their money, do not close membership when requested

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good equipment, cheap membership, cool people working there

    Cons

    steal money from clients and workers

    Advice to Management

    sell the company to an honest buyers, fix the facility. stop stealing from people

  9. Helpful (1)

    Minimum Wage

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, met a lot of people.

    Cons

    Low wages, workers and company did not care about members.

    Advice to Management

    The fall of the company was well deserved.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Fitness manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They are starting to make a comeback since LA Fitness purchased a large part of the company a few years back.

    Cons

    Like any job in the fitness industry, the hours are long. This is a performance paying position, in order to make money you need to understand the commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are doing their best to rebuild the company. Keep up the good work.

  11. Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with people and helping them achieve their goals is awesome!

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't great but still a fun company.

    Advice to Management

    More communication would've helped

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