LA Fitness (UK)

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LA Fitness (UK) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
72 Reviews
2.4
72 Reviews
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Martin Long
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay, free gym membership (in 14 reviews)

  • Free gym membership, Pretty Ladies, Cool atmosphere (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • underpaid, making false promotion deals, no benefits, sketchy co managers (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours, awards based solely on results and not effort, extremely over competitive inner company standards (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and ridiculous goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Good first job in sales. Learn basic techniques.

    Cons

    12-14 hour days. poor managemwnt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership that's it

    Cons

    Turn and burn members and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crossing moral and ethic boundaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Growing corporation
    -The ability to interact with people on a daily basis as they change their lives for the better
    -Learn from those around you on how to better your life from a health and fitness perspective

    Cons

    -Long hours & days
    -Poor benefits package
    -Non-existent employee reviews and compensation adjustments
    -Lack of growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put your money hungry views aside, and remember who the lifeblood of your organization is. The poor treatment and verbal abuse of your employees by superiors directly correlate to the unbelievably high turnover rate that your company holds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    First 6 weeks hasn't been too bad.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk
    Current Employee - Front Desk

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, they help you along the way..Free GYM access to all LA Fitness GYM's..

    Cons

    Bad hours, I have only worked for LA Fitness for about 6 weeks.. So it's not a big deal yet...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You get out of it what you put into it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Trainer
    Current Employee - Master Trainer

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you are you own boss, you get to meet interesting people

    Cons

    It takes time to break into the industry, starting pay is lower than ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that trainers have to make a live able wage and drive profit margins, so paying trainers well is the best plan to keep profits up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    high turnover, hard place to make a buck

    Former Employee - Personal Training Counselor
    Former Employee - Personal Training Counselor

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

    Pros

    gym atmosphere, good looking people

    Cons

    split shifts 9-1, 4-8 usually 3x/wk, work almost every sat and sunday

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    personal trainer

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) part-time

    Pros

    coworkers enjoyable to work with, free gym membership, enjoyed working with clients

    Cons

    This company has shady business practices. First, I was called a master trainer even though I was new to personal training. I did very well on my exam and passed on the first try, and I believe I knew the personal training material very well; however, I felt uncomfortable being listed as a master trainer without enough experience. I had clients who seemed to very much enjoy working with me, but the company charges too much to attract enough clients to make a decent living. It also appears that the personal training sales people do not divide up the new clients fairly, but probably keep them for themselves and train them, even though they may not have certifications. Also, the company appears to change how much they charge for both membership and training based on how much they think they can get from each customer. Basically, the company seems shady and needs to charge for personal training based on the financial abilities of the population that resides around each company location. The company's business policies are too rigid and lack integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not for experienced fitness professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer

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

    Pros

    built in clientele, existing member base

    Cons

    lack of professionalism and or experience of (some, not all) management staff. company views top grossing sales, either in membership, personal training, or collections, as grounds for advancement/promotion. GM are top membership sales, PTD are top personal training sales, OM are top collections agents. they are not necessarily skilled managers of people/staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just an awful company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK)

    Pros

    Nothing is worse than this company

    Cons

    Everything about this company is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    You definitely need to be ok will working long days and split shifts. Hustling is a job requirement.

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

    I worked at LA Fitness (UK) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance. Great members and staff.

    Cons

    LA Fitness takes back commission earned due to member cancellations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better policy in place for taking back commission from hard working, good, people who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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