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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)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

- 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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    Unfortunate work experience

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    Current Employee - SPA Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SPA Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The staff is fun. You can work out at the gym, but limited access during certain times and no classes. Better to be an outreach person. If you put in the time you can move up fast. Mainly because there is a revolving door in all the locations. You can easily switch departments.

    Cons

    The pay is ridiculously low for the amount of time need to perform the job correctly and get managers bonus. There is zero transparency between departments. My GM didn't even understand the understand the hours I was supposed to work - P/T! Actually heard an AGM tell an employee "you are all replaceable" because employee wasn't making enough money and needed a second job or would have to quit. This happened while on the floor... at the front desk... in front of other employees and members.


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