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Great education but misleading pay

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Current Contractor - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Contractor - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Equinox Fitness as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

- Best education anywhere. Reveals that most personal trainers have no idea what they're doing.
- Excellent network of professionals - colleagues and members
- Highly supportive and knowledgeable personal training managers

Cons

- 12+ hours / day, 5 or 6 days / week. There is great focus on getting to "full time" status of 21 sessions per week in order to increase your wage significantly. If you are new to training, doing this requires extended hours, many paid at minimum wage or not paid at all. You may often have clients spread out through the morning, afternoon and evening, which means that you are at the club through the entire day with many unpaid gaps in your schedule. The pay / session is better than other clubs but when you average it over the time you actually spend getting and maintaining clients and just being at the club the pay is diluted significantly. After 1+ years, it's easier to control your schedule and take time for yourself but the reality is that the extra activities to get more clients go on forever.
- Approximately 75% of trainers are NOT "full-time". This reflects on how challenging it can be to get there and stay there. It's absolutely achievable, but takes great focus and dedication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Show that you care about the personal training teams - we are a massive sales team that brings Equinox literally hundreds of millions of dollars. Policies are enforced that feel stifling yet there is no evidence of reaching out to find out how to support us.

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  1. good company for long haul

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    Former Employee - SPA Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SPA Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    solid company. work hard and you will have longevity in the company

    Cons

    hard work does not really commensurate with salary. The bonus structure is really lame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your team members that are exceptional at what they deliver and those that exhibit great work ethics. Remember, it takes the skill of the WHOLE team to make a company successful---even a janitor plays a significant role in the success.

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    General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Sexy, fun environment with a great clientele and a commitment to truly be the best in the business

    Cons

    Poor work life balance especially at the end of the month when many employees are required to work 3-4 12+hour days. Compensation isn't always in line with amount of work and effort provided by employees. Not bad, but maybe not always as good as it should be for hours worked.

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    Need to continue to find a way to prevent turn over in employee base, specifically in personal training staff and sales team and in club personal. Corporate retention is much stronger. There's a reason for that.

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