Fitness 19

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Fitness 19 Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a good job as a college student to gain knowledge and experience in the sales industry.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most Fitness 19s are relatively small so the demand for physical cleaning labor is not very high. The values of the company are money just like most other companies. They pressure you to lock in sales a.k.a. memberships otherwise your hours will be cut.

    Cons

    You are not allowed to hang around the front if there is nothing to do. You must find something to do at all times and if there is nothing to do you need to fake it and look like you're doing something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stress so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very laid back place to work for, but very poor attitudes about everything dealing with customers.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Snellville, GA

    I have been working at Fitness 19 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started our as a kids club supervisor at $7.25 and moved my way up to lead sales. I reached $9 an hour. So you move up fast but after I got to lead sales, they would not let me grow any further. Very laid back and good first job but cannot stand it after the first year.

    Cons

    Management was constantly picked poorly. No room to grow after a certain point. Very poor pay, no commission, no bonuses. They money you make goes to your manager in bonuses. The management does not hold the company together, the passionate employees do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disorganized. No real upper management.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, but had to work like dog.

    Cons

    Never appreciated. Crappy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What Management. Different person in charge all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Mira Loma, CA

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small, cozy, family atmosphere to work and work out, and get close to your co workers if that is what you desire.

    Cons

    management is terrible. The place is ran by kids with no experience. A lor of faith and money is being placed on amateurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a better hiring process with qualified staff. If and when you get said qualified staff, do whatever it takes to keep the staff happy in order to have an enjoyable work place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work, insane turn-over rate.

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Fitness 19 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule as personal trainer, freedom to wear what you like, solid commision.

    Cons

    No structure, insane turn over rate, no hourly base pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    review

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Childcare in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Childcare in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good environment to work in free work outs.

    Cons

    gets really busy and its hard to reach the manager sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Receptionist, Trainer, Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gym membership, working with local populace in obtaining their goals.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no benefits, more concerned about the deal, rather than earning the trust of the prospect. Pretty poor company philosophy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're not better than those below you, if those below you have suggestions on how to improve, don't be stuck up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Yay free membership!!

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    Current Employee - Sales in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Victorville, CA

    I have been working at Fitness 19 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're working at the gym. Free gym membership. Co workers are pretty cool. Location is that bad either.

    Cons

    You do way more than what you get paid for. Management is cheap and doesn't teach you how to do anything, only corrects you when you make a mistake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The place to get your feet wet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    I worked at Fitness 19 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, great coworkers who all share a similar interest, can learn from coworkers, managers are helpful when you have questions since they have many years of experience, free gym membership. Good place to get experience and something on a resume. Various certifications are accepted and the more you have the more commission you will receive. Being your own boss, making your own schedule and taking time off as you need without question (as long as you can still make sales goal)

    Cons

    More pressure to hit sales goal and less focus on what really matters, helping clients reach their personal health and fitness goals. I felt like I was more of a salesperson than a trainer. Trainers who could sell were considered the "good trainers"
    Only have a short (less than a month) "grace period" to gain clientele. They expect you to sell to at least 60% of the intro sessions you have.
    Really low pay for all the work that trainers do, not a good job to have by itself
    The gym i worked at had 25 trainers, and expected each trainer to sell at least $1,000 in PT per month.
    HUGE turnover rate. I have never seen so many employees resign in the six months that I worked there, however when someone resigns you are able to pick up their clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than hiring too many trainers in an effort to make more money, why not spend more time educating the ones you currently have (on sales)?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for people who want to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Fitness 19 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move up in the company quickly. Allows you to 'run your own business' without financial obligation.

    Cons

    Company is a little 'scatter brain'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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