LA Fitness (UK) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
72 Reviews

2.4
72 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free gym membership, building relationships with members (so you can be offered another job in the future) (in 99 reviews)

  • The biggest pro is that you get a free gym membership (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours to work that usually range from 9am-9/10pm at night and usually Monday-Saturday (in 17 reviews)

  • many times i worked over 100 hrs in a pay period and made minimum wage (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good experience for beginner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) part-time

    Pros

    easy job withou much stress

    Cons

    not enough hours to make a living

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Training Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership. Nothing else to report as a pro... But there is a minimum word count for the pros category. Unfortunately I wish I could say they were a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours. Usually get to gym by 8:30/9am and don't leave until 9pm at night. The company will find any way possible to deduct commission. Even being the top salesman in the district multiple pay periods in a row it's still a challenge to even make $25,000 a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees! Turn over is way too high!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    work horses welcome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    if you bonus your good

    Cons

    hours work weekends not to many days off if you dont bonus your broke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK at best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    its a gym but not much else than sales

    Cons

    more of a job than a career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only real pro is you get a free membership to the gym. If you are a personal trainer you also get to make your own schedule which is great.

    Cons

    Bad pay. No respect from supervisors. Everyone in the sales side of the company lies to customers and lies to each other. They will steal your commission every chance they get. From top to bottom management is unethical in the way they treat customers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people who cheat their way to sales. Stop promoting and demoting people every week. Get a stable management structure. Pay employees a fair wage for the job they do. Pay employees for all hours they work and don't threaten to fire people for refusing to go to unpaid meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keep looking, this is a waste of your time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) full-time

    Pros

    all bad, no good, thought this was a good company but i was wrong…read reviews, all true. company sucks

    Cons

    if you read my pros then you will know that there are all bad things with this company, no good…talk to someone, anyone who works there and they will tell you that this company sucks. Try it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Staff was fun to work with.

    Cons

    Aggressive HR forced me to step away from cycle instructor after claiming I put two unaccounted hours on my time card for first responder training. Aggressively accused me of padding hours, then when she resisted it was for the first responder course felt I was still lying even though the class was longer than two hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seemed like a lame way to push out an instructor that was just there to help and have fun. Especially when he had support for the two hours he added and then also offered to have the hours removed.
    Never returned since.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    All about corrupt sales practices.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Your boss is usually not located at the same location so typically you are not directly micro-managed.

    Cons

    POLITICS and all the focus is on Sales. They can do no wrong. They can commit fraud and the company could care less..... in fact it is pretty much encouraged by the VP's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    LA Fitness is run by criminals

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    Former Employee - Assistant Personal Training Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Personal Training Director

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Full gym membership, and guest privileges.

    Cons

    Most managers and VPs have been to prison for drug chargers and violent crimes.
    Extremely unethical sales practices.
    Having such high pressure from superiors to make sales and a commission based salary forces good people to follow procedure and LIE to members about sales.
    Horrible treatment of employees regarding time worked, time off, sick time, personal days etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little postivity and honesty can go a long way, appreciate those that are earning your money for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Membership and Marketing Counselor

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    Current Employee - Membership and Marketing Counselor
    Current Employee - Membership and Marketing Counselor

    I have been working at LA Fitness (UK) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The other employees at my location are great.

    Cons

    Although the word "marketing" appears in our title, the only marketing approved by corporate office seems to be putting flyers on cars, badgering people at shopping centers to get leads, and repeatedly calling people who expressed even a slight interest in joining. We are not permitted to partner with other companies, which means that we would ask businesses to allow our info to be displayed but could not do the same for those businesses. We are expected to make 40 calls a day, frequently to the same people. Truly a "churn and burn" operation, which is too bad since the gym where I work is really a great gym.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us lea way to sell the company in more creative and less obnoxious ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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