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Fun and energetic and eventful

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Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at LA Fitness part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

1. Work your own hours as a trainer.
2. meet lots of people doing what you love to do.
3.Locations everywhere so it is possible for a transfer if you move to a new city
4. Opportunity to advance

Cons

1. pay could be better especially for those have longevity with company
2. need more fitness equipment to use ( medicine balls, bands, etc.)
3. No vacation pay for trainers.
4. The highest you can get raise from starting salary is $1.50
5. Club Management Changes often

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Every club can't be run exactly the same do to demographics.
2. lower demographic areas need to have incentive to purchase training. With a Clause (Address, and if you purchase training in a lower income area you must use it at that club only. if purchased at low rate. $25 dollars special was a big hit at my club).
3. Suggestion to go back to buying monthly sessions (ex. 5, 6, 3, 10) for contract. the members i encountered want to purchase training like that but don't want to be forced into 4,8,12,16 sessions. when the PTD's tell them the prices they get mad and end up not buying at all.
4. Maybe come with a plan that if they buy 8 or more they can get charged every other month for 12.
5. Give the sales people the opportunity to give free sessions again as long as it doesn't go below bottom line. human nature people want to think they are getting a deal and the best way is by giving them something they think is free. that was a big help in selling when i first began to work for LaFitness.
6. Please figure away to give the trainers more money without selling. right now you max out at $1.50 with so many months worked. There have been trainers like myself there for 5 years. we have lost some great people because of the pay scale. most trainers enjoy training and have no time to sell because we are training.
7. one more thing please allow trainers to take a paid vacation. per year after 36 mos worked with minimum 100 sessions trained for 2 consecutive months prior to vacation

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    Great atmosphere but no place to advance.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Fort Washington, PA

    I have been working at LA Fitness part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Comes with a free membership, access to the entire gym including pool, spa, and courts. Flexible hours at times and great interaction with people constantly.

    Cons

    You have to constantly make phone calls to people about their billing and it get's pretty annoying. There are no raises and no promotions. They require you to do janitorial duties time to time. High turn-over rate. And they take employees for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start rewarding employees for doing well and make sure the staff is a team and not just a bunch of people who just so happen to work for the same company.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    They act like we worked for the president.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    Gain a lot of experience and skills , active and fun atmosphere, good pay, and free membership.

    Cons

    very demanding and abusive manager loved to make scenes in front if everyone if something went wrong and blame it on whoever was right there, the coworkers were very cocky, the customers are extremely picky (especially in that area), training wasn't even legitimate kind of just throw you in quick sand and you have to figure it out on your own.

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