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Challenging and fun environment

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Chesapeake, VA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chesapeake, VA

I worked at Bally Total Fitness

Pros

Working in a world class Fitness Club/Spa is pretty much an ideal work environment, and Bally Total Fitness is as big as it gets in this industry. You meet tons of interesting people who want to achieve or maintain fitness goals. If you like exercise, talking about health and nutrition Bally's would be a great place for you. I always enjoyed signing people up and seeing there faces in the gym as they worked on their goals.

You can work out for free, wear athletic clothing to work, meet attractive people and brag about where you work ( people always seem fascinated by this). I had a good General Manager who kept things competitive but rewarding.

Cons

Its a SALES job through and through. If you do not like networking, up-selling, cross selling, generating leads etc then this might not be for you. Numbers are called in multiple times a day to upper management to make sure your facility is on task. Now don't get me wrong, working in a Fitness Club is almost motivation enough to help you make goals etc. But at the end of the day you are expected to generate appointments, leads and convert "walk ins" to members.

Hours vary weekly and they are open on some holidays that other places would typically be off (but keep in mind there are paying members who expect to be able to work out almost anytime).

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Overall I had a good experience with upper management, which could have been contributed to the fact I had a good sales team and we were good performers so that kept any heat off of us.

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    Unstructured company

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    great co-workers,
    members are always fun.
    nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    You're only as good as your last month of sales.
    If you're not good at sales don't bother with Ballys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pride yourselves on more than signing people up.

    Recommends
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    Get your foot in the door to the PT industry, but forget about a lucrative career with BTF.

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Good stepping stone if interested in pursuing a career in PT
    Exposure to a large potential client pool

    Cons

    Compensation is low despite high hourly rates
    Dirty
    Lack of advancement opportunities
    Unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop going bankrupt every two years... Keep track of lower management for arrogant and unprofessional behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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