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Cookie cutter programs, the pay is peanuts

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at FitOrbit

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

Pros

The work is easy even if you are brand new to the fitness industry. Pay is monthly to your Paypal account, and is usually early or on-time. Cookie cutter programs allow you to create a program quickly IF YOU HAVE TO. They find the clients for you through their marketing/advertising campaigns. It's great if you need the money and are in a real slow time with your own personal training business. Otherwise, you'll make more money with just ONE of your own online training clients.

Cons

The amount of time required to do your job well in creating a program for your clients doesn't amount to even minimum wage. Approximately $5 for each client PER WEEK. And that includes the time spent answering emails and holding hands for many clients who are very demanding. They expect a lot for their small monthly fee. The website application is very slow and time consuming if you want to create your own training program. Theirs are very awkward and mostly "full body" with no rhyme or reason sometimes. The nutrition program has NO FLEXIBILITY. Meals are canned, and calories usually too high. You can not create your own meal combinations or recipes. You can add "notes" to help make them more effective for your clients. But again, it's time consuming for only $5/week commission from a client. Time off from work is usually not necessary if you can get your programs done before you have to go, or take your laptop with you. But if you do have to put yourself as unavailable and a client's program becomes due during that time and you do not do it then you could lose that client and be charged a $39 cancellation fee of that client. You only have a 2-3 day window to create your client's programs.

Advice to Management

Increase the website application's performance and speed. Increase pay to compensate the time necessary to create a GOOD program and take care of client's needs. Allow more flexibility in food menu creation. Get back to basics like egg white omelets that have more than one egg, chicken and broccoli with no extra carbs, and real protein bars not just the "Think Thin" garbage that has soy as the protein.

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  1. Well, they shutdown

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    Former Intern - Machine Learning R&D in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Machine Learning R&D in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FitOrbit as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small team, good atmosphere, friendly people

    Cons

    They no longer exist. Boom!


  2. Fitness Trainer

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    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Trainer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Fitness Trainer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FitOrbit part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to help hundreds of people improve their health.

    Cons

    Poor pay and lack of updates lead to frustrating experience

    Advice to Management

    You have the top online personal training platform and the power to positively affect millions of lives. Make FitOrbit something fantastic!


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