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Best place to be a trainer in a Corporate Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tempe, AZ
Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tempe, AZ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The culture there is full of fun and energetic people...not to mention the superior facilities. Personal Trainer commission rates are high. The management in the PT departments is really good at providing professional growth opportunities.

Cons

During the busy times of the year the trainers work as a team to help each others revenue out but during the slow seasons (summer through December) it cant get pretty cut throat. I even had my manager steal one of my clients. I also was charging as much as one of my managers (because my services were worth it and people were willing to pay that much) and my manager told me that I had to lower my price because it devalues his service. I thought "what about my service?" During the last 3 days of the month you are expected to work 6am to 11pm all days until you make more then $6000 in revenue (which isn't hard during the busy seasons, but can be challenging during the slow times) During those 3 days you expected to annoy the hell out of every member and sell services and items they don't need (not everyone needs a trainer!)

Advice to Management

Make sure other trainers set up their business and not push the trainers to get people to "Pay In Full" (PIF)...NO MATTER WHAT! For three months in a row I was asked to PIF several big clients and it eventually screwed me over.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Time Fitness

  1. Great members.......

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Yoga Instructor in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Yoga Instructor in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The members at the club were great and it was a pleasure teaching. It is a beautiful, clean facility. They also extend free membership to their employees which is a nice perk.

    Cons

    The management at Life Time is very challenged. There is little to no communication between department heads and instructors. There were several occasions that I did not get paid and trying to straighten it out was a mess. It took months and countless calls to their corporate offices. Maybe the con to working at a huge corporate gym??? They also expect a lot of non compensated time commitments and for a part-time job it was just ridiculous. Maybe best suited for people without kids.

    Advice to Management

    Teach better communication skills to management. It's more important than the music played in class.


  2. Lot of hours for the pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Department Head in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Department Head in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Members, Energy and a clean place to workiut for free.

    Cons

    Long work hours, no balance between personal and work life. Best suited to single guy or gal with no commitments

    Advice to Management

    Need Management to show more empathy rather aggressive quotas


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