Equinox Fitness

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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
205 Reviews
3.0
205 Reviews
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Equinox Fitness President Sarah Robb O'Hagan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The free gym membership is incredible, but not worth it in the end (in 51 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.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  6.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    wonderful- full of potential

    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    great managers who care about you
    fun and laid back atmosphere
    free workouts

    Cons

    you have to hustle to reach your full time client load

    Recommends
  8.  

    good job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, takes care of their employees

    Cons

    You need to get your own clients

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money for an easy job.

    Cons

    Very long hours at the end of the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great...unnecessary pressure at times though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scam for New Personal Trainers

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

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

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership. Clean Gym Floor.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and work-life balance. They schedule meetings daily leaving you stranded for 3-4 hours before your floor shift. Not a great job for commuters. The floor shift consists of keeping the gym tidy for the 30+ trainers that already have clients or are struggling paying you the same as they pay the maintenance crew. Other trainers give you a really negative vibe as they don't want you stealing their clientele. Have money in the bank before you take a risk working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start the new trainers with new members and allow them to at least have a chance at training. Trainers do not study to get certified only to clean the gym floor. Don't hold so many pointless meetings. 4+ meetings a week with no valuable content is a waste of everyone's time. Consider other people have lives besides yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If you're not a manager you're nobody

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Equinox, and what it has to offer its members is truly amazing. Their focus on health an wellness through science based approaches has been proven over and over to be effective, and life changing. That being said, as an hourly employee you enjoy free gym membership, and 40% off of services offered, which is reason enough to work for Equinox.

    Cons

    The work culture at Equinox isn't necessarily the greatest. Often people get hired to fill positions who really aren't suited for customer services positions, and thus burden those who are actually good at their jobs. The company will also often find ways to not pay over time (move hours around, charge hours you worked this week to next week). It's even worse for you if you're a membership advisor, you don't get paid even nearly enough to even come close to cover cost of living in this area, although you work 9,10, sometimes 12 hour shifts. Essentially, as a low level employee at Equinox you will work long hours, and do hard work and get paid very little, and you opinion matters even less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more, and don't simply hire ANBODY just because you are understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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