California Family Fitness

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California Family Fitness Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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    I love the members, the people, and what the company stands for.

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    Former Employee - Membership Consultant
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant

    I worked at California Family Fitness full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You will form friendships with members, and you will be come friends with your coworkers even faster. Everyone is great except corporate.

    Cons

    Working in sales was a challenge because when you're starting they basically toss you to the wolves. Sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be more beneficial to really train your staff. If they are struggling help them. Understand that money isn't everything and members are more important. Most of the managers I've work with talk about members as ways to get their next paycheck instead of actually wanting to help them meet their goals. When you have ideas they shun them, and force you to do what they want. If you give your employees a voice let them use it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kidz Club Member Attendant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Family Fitness

    Pros

    I love kids. Never felt like I was working. Came into work and played with kids what could be better?

    Cons

    If the location manager, or your own manager don't like you. They WILL get rid of you. Very easy to get yourself fired there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, good people and good products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Family Fitness

    Pros

    Colorado made and pure. Fastest shipping.

    Cons

    Let employees go with one day notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees families and needs before you eliminate positions. Sales reps are an important position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get in and get your Experience then get the heck out

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    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Family Fitness part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership, Friendly Co-Workers

    Cons

    Cal Fit has a new Fitness Director with a focus of bringing the annual revenue from 5 to 10 million in 2 years. What does this mean to you as a CPT, Sell Sell Sell and Sell more again !!! Your time here as a Trainer will be 80% focused on Sales and 20% on Training!!
    Booking On Tracks, you will hear this from your FM Constantly. Hit the phones, walk the floor and do whatever you have to do to bring money $$$ into the company.
    As a CPT you are required to sell $65 worth of supplements per month which is a must, otherwise expect to see a reduction in your pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Corporate, you will not retain CPTs by decreasing their pay if they fail to sell the required $$ amount of supplements per month! Secondly pay your trainers a living wage and not a crappy $9.00 per hour base pay! And give your trainers access to medical and dental benefits..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Fitness
    Current Employee - Fitness

    I have been working at California Family Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free membership, great employees, awesome amenities. The people are really nice, and it's a great place to learn some basic skills.

    Cons

    They don't train their fitness department. Upper management is so disorganized, they miss out on keeping some of their best and most productive employees. The pay sucks, and they expect to retain good employees with little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your hard working employees. Train them properly, and get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Location manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Family Fitness

    Pros

    Doing something you enjoy with great pay

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of planning of upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations supervisor

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at California Family Fitness

    Pros

    The environment is fun and motivating, and the people are great both members and employees. A free gym membership is included. Good job for people who are in school because of the flexible hours.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. For all the money this company makes, they are very tight. As a supervisor you get no respect at all. Maybe you'll make $9.50 to $10.50 an hour as a supervisor, doing all the work, while most operations managers sit back and do nothing. Upper management is beyond horrible. Arrogant men who think they are better than everyone else. I'd bet 90% of the Cal fit managers are miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the people who really run the gyms, and stop praising the people who sit around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for first job

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at California Family Fitness

    Pros

    Fun working environment. It feels good to help people meet their fitness goals. Free membership.

    Cons

    Management care about nothing other than sales, not developing their trainers. Money, money, money is all you will hear from them. High turnover in all positions. Long hours where you will not be paid for off time between clients. Expect 12 hour days to make a small living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your trainers a living wage so that you can keep quality trainers and not have so much turnover. 8 dollar an hour introductory sessions are not reasonable. The clients are getting hurt because of the turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun job but definite pros and cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Care Attendant
    Former Employee - Child Care Attendant

    I worked at California Family Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like kids and like being active, this job can be really fun. You get a free gym membership which is great.

    Cons

    It depends on which location you work at but the management can be unappreciative of their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company offering Opportunity and Growth to all!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Family Fitness full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great foundation of management. If you are willing to learn they will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed and grow. The atmosphere of the gyms is great, never a dull moment. The interaction with the staff and the members makes every day enjoyable.

    Cons

    The job can be demanding at times but it comes with the responsibility!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to lead by example!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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