Equinox Fitness Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
188 Reviews
3.0
188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • you get a free gym membership (kinda) (in 46 reviews)

  • Free gym membership (if you in to working out) 40% off at retail store clothing (even tho every item is marketed up 33%) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, hard to take a vacation because you miss your goals if you miss work (in 12 reviews)

  • long hours, to be successful as a trainer you will have to work 8-12 hours a day 5-7 days a week (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun, Relaxed, healthy life style

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the people, all employees are fun healthy individuals - work life balance is great - positive work environment

    Cons

    Base salary is relatively low - not a lot of opportunity to grow unless you are willing to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise base pay and you will retain hard working individuals - better benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, but not stay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very experienced an knowledgable trainers

    Cons

    Having to constantly sell yourself
    Free sessions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to experience true fitness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being a former employee I was able to work with and learn skills and knowledge of how important fitness is. As a massage therapist, I worked with excellent and knowledgeable personal trainers that helped me expand my work for a more complete assessment and strategy.

    Cons

    Most members of the club come to workout and not visit the spa

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise the spa more to the public. This will attract more clients to the spa but also leave potential for new members of the club.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cutting edge, competitive company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness

    Pros

    Growing company , current, values group fitness

    Cons

    Growing into big cooperation with less value for individual employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication and transparence, strategizing career advances for employees, more thoughtful choices in positioning management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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