Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
200 Reviews
3.1
200 Reviews
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Equinox Fitness President Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O'Hagan
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The free gym membership is incredible, but not worth it in the end (in 50 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 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, hard to take a vacation because you miss your goals if you miss work (in 13 reviews)

  • Very long hours at the end of the month (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    minimum wage, great benefits (full gym access), entitled members

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    As an employee, you get full access to the gym--monthly memberships usually start ~$150. The showers are nicer than mine at home (Kiehl's products!), and my managers were always flexible with scheduling requests. Great networking potential with some members!

    Cons

    As a part-time front desk employee, no real benefits re: healthcare. Some, but not all, of the client base feel as though they are superior to all who walk this planet, and they can be a pain to deal with. No free parking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Shop Associate New York,NY

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    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Minimum supervision, meet great co workers, ability to pick up shifts and work at other locations. You get a discount on the clothing, spa and personal training sessions. You get a free membership at the gym.

    Cons

    Very Corporate, not enough hours, start pay is 9 dollars. Your in the store during your shift alone. You have goalsl to make that are a lot of times unattainable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good training education and experience

    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    offers good lectures and benefits to employees

    Cons

    there were a lot of inexperienced people in management

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  5.  

    A company that takes health and wellness seriously, and does it in a way that makes you love your job.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness

    Pros

    Healthy, friendly, great opportunities for hard workers

    Cons

    Bad apples that occasionally slip through the cracks, pay isn't always great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equinox Fitness

    Pros

    Gym membership
    Vacation
    Paid time off
    classes
    Great employees

    Cons

    Compensation low
    Long shifts
    no lunch pay
    All about fitness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion available

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment that really engages you to refine strengths and overcome weaknesses.

    Cons

    Entry-level compensation is low, but commitment is rewarded as you progress through the company ranks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Lots of good connections to meet there
    Get to use the faculty
    Good energy of staff
    It is a great place to start out.

    Cons

    Does not pay as much as they should for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should have more breaks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company for young people without a family

    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    Very long hours and Corporate runs the show. It's not fun if you don't hit your Budget. Sometimes the budget they give you is almost impossible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Families and time off are important. You should recognize that. It's not all about the numbers at the end of the month

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Could have been better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    A large member pool to pickup massage clients from. Free gym membership.

    Cons

    The poor ideas the managers suggested/ made you do to pickup clients. I had a large clientele through my own strategies but management continually pressured

    Recommends
  11.  

    Personal Trainer

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Immaculate fitness environment, between the gym, spa, and EarthBar. Focus on education *can* build intelligent, well-rounded trainers. Clientele are fitness-minded.

    Cons

    It's easy to get burnt out in the first few months because you're expected to put in incredibly long days (nothing less than double digits, and 12-14 isn't uncommon) while ramping up. High turnover rate leads to low morale (veteran trainers are dismissive of new hires until they've lasted 6 months and ramping trainers feel constantly on the verge of termination if ambitious quotas aren't met.) Pay isn't great, especially given what the company charges for PT. Must be extraordinarily sales-oriented; Yelp reviews liken the floor trainers to sharks on the hunt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to keep your trainers (and management) around longer so even the notion of stability can grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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