Crunch Fitness Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Jim Rowley
23 Ratings

Pros
  • you will get a free gym membership (in 8 reviews)

  • Very fun environment and easy going staff (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • not a lot of perks, low pay to begin with (in 3 reviews)

  • Only con so far is that they didn't provide enough apparel for the trainers (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Working for this company was very rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Crunch Fitness

    Pros

    The atmosphere and people were great team players. They helped me in whatever way they could when I was going through a family crisis.

    Cons

    The personal trainer competition was too much of the wrong stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weekly meetings should be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Personal trainer or used car salesman?

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tigard, OR

    I worked at Crunch Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can control your own schedule
    Lots of gym members at $10 a month
    Free gym membership

    Cons

    Personal trainers pushed to sell sell sell
    They get rid of the best trainers and keep the brown nosers
    They went back on agreements they made at hire date
    Inflammatory group emails 10 times a day
    Waste of time mandatory meetings run by inferior trainers
    Low pay, train elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you hire someone for 20 hours a week when they are going to school you shouldn't renig on this later. Owners shouldn't flirt with staff when their wife is not around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for as a stepping stone to better things

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crunch Fitness

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, holidays, bonuses, paid time off and special perks.

    Cons

    Poor employee training programs, poor manager to employee communication, low to average standard of customer service and professionalism, high degree of politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I am a group fitness instructor.

    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Crunch Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are good, they give you lots of classes and subbing opportunities.
    Pay is better than most gyms and studios.
    Great students.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise.
    Easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. No good for personal trainers

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Crunch Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a crunch employee you do get free membership and discounts on certain supplements. But don't expect anything else.

    Cons

    As a personal trainer. You have to meet a monthly quota. They are all about sell sell which puts a lot of pressure.
    If you plan to become a personal trainer here.... Please start somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees you are not there to monitor everything. Your employees are your first line of defense between you and the costumer.
    And please when there is a problem just don't go on hide mode ... Step up show your leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Fun place to work despite the low pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crunch Fitness

    Pros

    Free membership. Fun people. Easy job.

    Cons

    Very low hourly wage.

    Recommends
  8. Delusional!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crunch Fitness

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership
    Enjoyable Staff & Working Environment

    Cons

    Extremely Low Hourly Pay
    Unrealistic Sales Goals
    No Benefits For Full-Time Employees Until You Work There For Over A Year!!
    No PTO or Sick Time During 1st Year Of Employment
    Forced Overtime
    Too Competitive Amongst Team Members
    Commission System Doesn't Benefit Sales Team
    No Real Money Unless You Sell Personal Training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower Goals
    Force Personal Trainers To Sell Training / Let Membership Advisors Sell Memberships
    Increase Hourly Pay for Sales Team. We shouldn't get paid the same amount as front desk staff and trainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Flexibility, but all sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money, fun staff

    Cons

    Very sales oriented, mostly about numbers and pushing clients to pay more at the end of the month

  10. Great in theory poor in execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crunch Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good earning potential if you're motivated, you'll meet a lot of great clients. Their compensation program is better than most gyms in the area

    Cons

    In order to earn a high salary, you'll have to basically give up your life.. The burn out factor is very real here.. Managment micromanages like crazy always demanding more of your time, usually for free, and will tell you you're not doing enough. This of course is absurd because it's 100% commission and they only pay you for what you train. Management will undercut your buisness and make special deals with your clients, at you expense, to hit their bottom line for the month. There have also been issues with their payroll department short changing paychecks suspiciously when the club is struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings instead of trash and you'll see a better outcome

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Street Team Sales Rep. Posted up from different areas of the city and work the parking lot for deals.

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Crunch Fitness full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I would enjoy taking a lunch whenever was necessary. Meeting new people week after week, building relationships with multiple companies.

    Cons

    The pay was very low for the amount of work we did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with sales reps. Teach the business behind the sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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