Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
91 Reviews
2.9
91 Reviews
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Steve Tucker
4 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • The only Pro is a Free gym membership (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Hires non certified PT's, Poor Management, Poor flexibility with schedule, Non-existant training (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent environment to begin in a Health and Fitness related field.

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    Former Employee - Martial Arts Instructor  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Martial Arts Instructor in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible staff. Free gym membership. A lot of easy going people who had similar interests as you. Not a very high stress job, even though you have to meet monthly revenue quotas. Great prices and deals offered a lot of the time. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Some places are bad locations. As all customer service related jobs, you'll always have to deal with very difficult people. Sometimes the general system at headquarters was no updated, so you couldn't give your clients and members the proper information they were looking for.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a pretty cool place to work.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not bad for a part time job as a teenager, I like the people I worked with but the branch I worked at eventually closed down.

    Cons

    Sweaty people, but thats to be expected, its a gym

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your branch doesn't shut down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Fitness Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Free club access, discounted merchandise

    Cons

    Careless staff expects free shakes

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  5.  

    History has a way of repeating itself...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    The compensation was mediocre. Established great relationships with some amazing colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management of assets and various supplier contracts led to unnecessary hurdles. Real estate department was exceptionally poor in this area. Job security would be in question a good portion of the time even while exceeding revenue goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A very succesful journey

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    its a organized company, with a very positive and ambitious points

    Cons

    Low hours per week, low income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always increase communication and kindness to customers , and employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    bally total fitness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, great people to work with. Members are great.

    Cons

    No structure in promotion, commission was good at first but then sucked after LA fitness brought them up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Programming for Bally Total Fitness was a daily exercise in frustration management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    They were a Microsoft .NET shop from top to bottom, and they maintained an MSDN subscription.

    Cons

    Everything else. The company is hurting financially and had already been through two bankruptcies.

  9.  

    Good place for a part time job

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach  in  Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Towson, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company allows you to make your own schedule. As a college student it is ideal but not if you are looking to make a living.

    Cons

    Lack of organization.
    Managers don't know what they are doing.
    No opportunity for growth.
    Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less socializing more managing

  10.  

    Super start to my professional career

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    Former Employee - General Manager/Corporate Sales Area Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager/Corporate Sales Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    This cutting edge Health Club offered upward mobility in every area. I advanced through management very quickly based on my sales performance. Supervisors were very supportive. Great pay! Achieved 100,000k in income before I left.

    Cons

    Very long work days. Typical day was 12 hrs. Pay scale would change sometimes based on a large contract sold. Too much travel on the last half of my career. Was gone too long from my family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To select sales staff demanding a very high standard and work ethics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The most fun - albeit poorly managed - company I've ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Programmer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CIO was very aggressive about new technology and permitted a loose, happy work environment - all the while pushing us to be a high-functioning team. Best team environment I've even seen.

    Cons

    The business was poorly managed. They grew by acquisition, not by organic growth, taking on too much debt, and ultimately dying in paroxysms of bankruptcy cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Natural growth is always better (when possible) than buying competition - unless it's at a firesale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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