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Horrible! Unrealistic Expectations of Sales People

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Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at LA Fitness full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Free gym membership. Learned how to lie and manipulate people. Sad.

Cons

Work off the clock or you won't make money. Work 90+ hours a week and if you don't break commission you get paid minimum wage. Commission is broke when you make more selling memberships than you would hourly. Gorilla Marketing ~ Must find your own leads to generate business. Management gets all walk ins. Even when goals are reached they set them even higher to be unachievable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Demeaning employees is not a motivator. Your turn over is so high because you simply do care about employees. You use them until they are broken down and have no soul left.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Horrible Company run by fitness clowns

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    Former Employee - Personal Training Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Training Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at LA Fitness full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free Gym membership, Absolutely no accountability as long as you are selling, Free parking.

    Cons

    Minimum wage plus commission (which they take back if the client does ,and they will, cancel their membership) and bonuses which you will hardly see due to their horrible accounting practices. The training packages they try and sell are overpriced for the level of service they provide. How can you expect a paying client to continue to pay upwards of $200+ a month for a training package when they are being guided by a trainer who gets paid $6 for a 25 minute session. The trainers are a joke at LA Fitness and most clients will likely figure this out within their first month and then try and cancel when they discover an even better trainer at the local gym or park who charges less and delivers more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your product. The trainers! If you want to keep loyal customers, invest in the education and quality of your trainers so that they can feel valued and deliver superior results to the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If you're a good salesman you can make good money

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    Current Employee - Personal Training Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Personal Training Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at LA Fitness full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Potential to realistically make 80k your first year
    -If you are hungry to make money you can
    -The sales managers / vice presidents are brilliant at selling and will help you become better
    -If you like the gym atmosphere you will fit in well

    Cons

    -The hours are long and draining
    -It's difficult to maintain a social life
    -Most people do not do well in this position because of the stress
    -Out of the 7 clubs I've been to there are no break rooms
    -If you cannot sell you will earn minimum wage (not necessarily a con, but for some yes)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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