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Great introductory PT opportunity -

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Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

- Decent sales and fitness training for beginning personal trainers.
- Financial incentives are there to keep building for longer-term Bally's trainers (but see cons)
- Opportunity to meet and train people from all walks of life
- Light atmosphere (it is a gym after all)

Cons

- All/most certifications are acceptable by fitness directors leading to variable quality personal training staff
- Pay structure depends on trainer's "level". You can only increase levels by the number of sessions serviced within a given period of time. Despite being the highest rank at Bally's I was ultimately capped out where I couldn't make more per session. Increasing the pay structure this way also makes it quite awkward for your clients who you are asking to stick with you yet your rate becomes increasingly more expensive. You either settle for charging them below your newly acheived status level or hike up their rates.
- Company was in a very difficult situation financially which lead to major cutbacks for staff, members and eventually closed down our gym
- Not necessarily the newest equipment or prettiest looking.
- Confused management stemming, IMO, from confused company goals and directions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Square away your debts and rise up out of bankruptcy through better promotional and marketing strategies through rebranding BTF (when is the last time you saw a Bally's commercial that motivated you?) and internally focus on improving the quality of your employees at all levels.

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  1.  

    just another gym

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist  in  Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Aloha, OR

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours.... free membership, close to home

    Cons

    some staff are overbearing and harder to work with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No need to apply, you'll waste your time.

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    Former Employee - Pro Shop Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Pro Shop Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    The only Pro is a Free gym membership

    Cons

    Low pay
    Poor management
    Gym is dirty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not always about the bottom line...treat your employees and customers better!!

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