Life Time Fitness

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Stated goals do not match work experience

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Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL
Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL

I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Free membership
Athletic and fitness-based attitude
Beautiful health club

Cons

Awful scheduling- often asked to go home early, work late, or come in as a substitute
Low pay for the tier of health club, and little room for promotion
Supervisors are disorganized and generally unhelpful

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You claim to "promote from within"- completely rehiring staff and not even giving a basic raise to returning staff does not seem to follow your creed. Also, the GMs rarely seem to provide any oversight to their managers, which leads to inefficiencies.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I mean, it's all right.

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    Former Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Warrenville, IL

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

    Pros

    If you're into 100% commission and they get you to drink enough of the kool-aid it's not a bad time. If you really do the math and don't get sucked into the rah-rah atmosphere things look a little different. There's an opportunity to do well if you never leave the club.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to start. Young inexperienced managers. Extremely cut throat. Integrity isn't exactly rewarded. 60-70 hour weeks. They send you to a certification at the corporate office to start that covers the basics, but good luck if you have any questions when you get back the club. That may just be my experience but getting someone to teach you the little things at the beginning is like pulling teeth. When I finally got rolling and became good at what I did I started to realize how terrible everyone I worked with was. Get ready to watch your back and protect your money. I made the mistake of being the nice guy and being a team player in the beginning. The gesture was not returned. People get pretty weird on a 100 percent commission. Especially in a shared territory. I couldn't take a day off without someone stealing my business, while getting the scraps because I was the new guy. The membership advisors pull the weight of the club and bring in 80% of the revenue, yet they're still seen as the lackies. I'd honestly like to forget the experience all together. Looking back now is almost giving me a migraine. Extremely unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be a scumbag.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad that's over with...

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    Former Employee - Tennis Pro in Colleyville, TX
    Former Employee - Tennis Pro in Colleyville, TX

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities; met some great members and some nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Overall sense of dour attitudes of employees; few smiles or eye contact when passing by.
    Low pay; If you want to hire and retain quality coaches, you must pay them accordingly, or they will not stay very long.
    Constant Intranet assessment testing and training (many of them were an insult to my intelligence).
    Poor DH leadership skills; poor communicative skills.
    High turnover rate.
    My DH showed up at our club once per week--he was DH at 2 separate clubs, hence a chaotic/dysfunctional working atmosphere; poor programming; he played one against the other-behind the back criticism; the other club he DH'd at he only worked for 9-2PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to recognize quality, credentialed employees and pay them or you'll always be stuck with a
    mediocre staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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