GoodLife Fitness

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GoodLife Fitness Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
83 Reviews
2.9
83 Reviews
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GoodLife Fitness CEO & Founder David Patchell-Evans
David Patchell-Evans
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, free gym membership and friendly staff (in 18 reviews)

  • Free gym membership, discounted training (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Your schedule is completely dependent on your clients (possible poor work/life balance) (in 14 reviews)

  • Be prepared for long hours, clear expectations and clear goals (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, OH

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

    Pros

    Great work enviroment , great members, good pay if you are ready to work and respect your dueties and responsibilities. Basically, everyone wants to help you and make sure you are happy at work every day.

    Cons

    Benefits are average , you can always ask for time off if needed due to medical, vacation or family. Be prepared for long hours, clear expectations and clear goals. IF you hit all of the above you will be recognized and noticed . Easy to move up if you have work ethics .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer satisfaction, improve benefits plans for associates, make more flexible vacation system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, Great for growth and entry level experience

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

    I worked at GoodLife Fitness full-time

    Pros

    -solid training program
    - enjoyable staff
    -supportive

    Cons

    - pay is limited
    - growth is limited to being able to relocate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You get what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Trainer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fitness Trainer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GoodLife Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free Membership
    Great Members (sometimes)
    Benefits after 3 months working Full-Time
    Basically the more you put into your position, the more you will make
    Great if you're looking for a part-time position working the front desk

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to help all the time
    Pressure to close a sale
    Cold-Calling
    Sometimes members think that they're entitled to anything they want
    Be prepared to work outside your scheduled hours
    The only real way to move up is based on how much you can sell, not based on your work experience

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Exercise Instructor in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Group Exercise Instructor in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Love teaching group exercise- works great with life schedule, always able to arrange subs for classes that you are unable to attend.

    Cons

    only so many primetimes to teach... no way to get full time hours with group fitness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Political, poor management, good comission

    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great consistent commission for top performers, good hours, allowed you to focus on fitness and be in an environment where you could excel

    Cons

    outreach, cold calling, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your personal stuff at home
    Dont make irrational decisions because you had a bad day

  7.  

    Great place to work, good career opp

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

    I worked at GoodLife Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Free membership
    20% off pt
    Easy hours
    Everyone there has the common goal to help change lives of every Canadian and help them change their lifestyle

    Cons

    Training for Management Staff. When getting promoted there very little training to help you succeed! When salary you are expected to begin there at your beckin call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find managers that care about others ... People that care are being pushed out of the company too quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fitness Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Fun team
    -Can make good commision
    -Free memberships

    Cons

    -long hours not paid overtime its your choice for the sale
    -drama
    -low hourly pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -be more motivating and have less pressure sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Membership Ambassador/Motivator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Motivator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Motivator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership. The shifts at the desk are fun when left alone.

    Cons

    They run on a culture of fear. You have to hit your goals or you will be fired. Even though my role had no sales, I still had to hit goals because there is a check-list for every little thing. You end up realizing you can inflate your numbers because they have no proof you did anything.

    The hours were terrible. They only wanted me for peak hours. So I would get a 4 hour shift with a 3.5 hour gap in the middle. So I would work the morning shift at the desk to get more hours, so I would be there 6am-6pm, getting paid for 8 hours of it. They wouldn't swap me to desk permanently because I was hitting targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put sales managers in charge of the gym. They only know how to motivate through intimidation. Get rid of the motivator position and let your PTs do the sessions instead.

    Your staff are capable too. You don't need a check-list for everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company

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

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

    Pros

    high expectations but huge rewards for the sucessful hard workers, culture of excellence

    Cons

    high stress due to huge goals, only the driven will succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    definite need for some form of pension planning, RRSP matching etc to entice long term career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, good career growth

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

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

    Pros

    2 free memberships, discounted memberships, full benefits plan, vacation time, great (trained) management, tons of learning and development, fun atmosphere, tons of recognition, paid on performance plus salary

    Cons

    not very flexible with schedule, sometimes stressful with high quotas to meet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to allow Fitness Advisors to enjoy lead generation - so we stop losing so many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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