Club One Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
24 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.8
24 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Club One President and CEO Jim Mizes
Jim Mizes
8 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Service desk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Club One

    Pros

    Young crowd and great customer base

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity here

  2. Good overall company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wellness Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are doing their best in a tough market -- still shying away from the preditorial nature of some of the lower end gyms.

    Cons

    Losing share to Fitness SF and other gyms. Changes in the personal training market has eroded Club One's margins.

    Advice to Management

    Consider some creative ways to stay relevant without stretching the brand too thin or resorting to lowbrow tactics.

  3. Forged solid relationships with members and co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Club One full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Club One tends to promote from within, so if you are a hard-working, dedicated employee they recognize that and give you opportunities to expand your knowledge in the health and fitness industry. The company has been sold to it's original founders and is now called "Active Sports".

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the corporate office made it difficult to feel supported.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate constantly with your employees to help them feel more supported

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great clients and a hard-working service team.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Club One full-time

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity to affect people's lifestyles and build relationships.

    Cons

    Company fell on difficult financial times.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the trenches to identify staff obstacles to success. Cut the fat from the very top of the executive chain. Reward those controlling costs than just those generating revenue.

  6. Decent intro company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifestyle Coordinator
    Former Employee - Lifestyle Coordinator

    I worked at Club One full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Motivated and organized company
    position structure

    Cons

    -low pay
    -restrictions on promotions
    -unorganized management

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that managers are productive and efficient in work. Not just trying to "teach lessons" to employees

  7. Helpful (1)

    Unhappy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Club One part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    beautiful gyms and they have great equipment

    Cons

    underpaid and don't appreciated educated employees

    Advice to Management

    pay employees what they are worth

  8. Helpful (2)

    Currently the Worst Gym for Group Fitness Instructors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Club One part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Free membership
    Lots of locations
    Variety of instructors

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible management. The current SF group fitness director is the worst I've ever seen.
    They tried to have no group fitness manager for about a year, and the new one, RG, is worse than no one. There's no support at all.
    Horrendous Equipment. As mics break, they just buy terrible ones.
    The clubs are getting old and worn out.
    Get the best starting salary you can: it's never raised.

    Advice to Management

    Your best instructors are leaving over the terrible management of the place.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Club One is really fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Club One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work environment and fun staff. Management are approachable. Nice clubs and safety is taken very seriously. This company has a very skilled HR department and labor laws and considerations are taken very seriously. There are opportunities to advance for employees that are eager to learn and apply themselves. This company allows you to think outside of the box and come up with great ideas. Some of the best management skills I learned were gained while being employed with Club One. Club One is very flexible with school and family schedules. They believe that if you are happy in your personal life, you will be happy at work. This can be the most valuable part of working with Club One, because many other companies do not care.

    Cons

    Low pay for employees and no raises, unless you promote. There is a strong disconnect with the corporate office and club level. Corporate often creates rules/promotions that just don't work on the club level. Employees also are hardly ever given recognition for hard work and/or achievements. Besides health benefits for full time employees, there are no other perks or incentives offered.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees. Corporate: spend more time at the clubs to find out what really works and what doesn't for each demographic.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Representative in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Club One part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -My co-workers (non-management) were amazing.
    -very nice facility
    -interesting place to work-most members are nice
    -great teamwork among lower-level employees for the most part

    Cons

    -crappy management
    -terrible treatment of the staff
    -no room for advancement or growth
    -crappy benefits and pay
    -doesn't stand up for employees
    -throws their staff under the bus
    -unsupportive management
    -the outlook for this company is terrible

    Advice to Management

    You need to take a hard look at your company and how management treats employees.

  11. One of the better health clubs to work for. But missing some internal structure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not heavy on nasty sales pressure for the personal trainers, which is a huge Pro. Solid company statement and solid vision. Good CEOs and tasteful facility design (I'm speaking for the commercial side of things).

    Cons

    Hard to move around withing the company for some strange reason. Hard to be notice and appreciated in certain ways. Pay will never be exceptionally great in this industry and Club One is no exception.

    Advice to Management

    There are some great people in Club One...please don't forget about them! Sometimes there can be a big divide between the daily front line employees and the management, which is unfortunate for all involved.

Work at Club One? Share Your Experiences

Club One

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.