Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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Pros
  • Free Gym Membership nothing else (in 54 reviews)

  • I can honestly say the free gym member ship is the only pro (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours doing repetitive tasks (in 38 reviews)

  • Lack of communication with upper management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Health Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Health Advisor in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Contractor - Health Advisor in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, very positive and management is organized. Free gym membership is the best perk of the job. Co-workers are all on the same page and are amazing! decent variety on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Hourly wage is not the highest, working on the phones all day can get tiresome. Health division is always evolving and does not come with job stability.

    Advice to Management

    Management always has great attitude. Makes the work environment fun and interactive. I would advise that they maintain clearer communication with future opportunities to make job security more transparent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Personal Trainer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to change lives and help many people day to day.

    Cons

    Pay system is garbage, very hard to work there full time and get paid enough to live well off.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of draw, compensate trainers much more.


  3. Assistant

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

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life Time takes chances on young professionals. If you're smart, fast, and driven, you won't find a company that will grow your skills and career faster. For being so large, it's a relatively flat organization, so the opportunities for work in many different areas and levels are exciting.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. You believe in your work, and most of your co-workers do, too, so it's energizing; but if it isn't for you, there is a big risk of burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being the pace-setter for not only the fitness, and champions for millennials.


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  5. Spa Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPA Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - SPA Manager in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing potential for a full fledged career.

    Cons

    Alignment is the focus. Management requires all boxes get checked with zero follow through or explanation.

    Advice to Management

    Ridiculous trackers and ever changing "pivots" seem pointless and are difficult to communicate to a team of professionals.


  6. Some good, some strange

    Current Employee - HQ IT Worker in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - HQ IT Worker in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

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

    Pros

    Work at HQ
    Free club dues
    work is dynamic
    very flexible

    Cons

    continual change
    benefits are weak
    lots of people are leaving

    Advice to Management

    pick something and stick with it


  7. Personal Trainer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large Client pool to work with and recruit. Nice facilities. Equipment is maintained.

    Cons

    Totally commission and draw. Poor managers who like pass leads for training to trainers who did not have their certifications.

    Advice to Management

    Review Draw system. The additional roles responsibilities that the company wants trainers to do on the floor requires at minimum a base salary that there is no idea that you are renting space for a draw as a contractor. Resort mentality for gyms is not going to be realistic in the future.


  8. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Development Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Talent Development Manager in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts and wonderful membership.

    Cons

    High expectations and tight timelines. Just like every where. So you need to manage it by managing your business and provide detailed plans.


  9. Great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and compensation. Great people and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    A bit outside the metro.


  10. Not all that healthy for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace environment where you will never get bored. Literally spent every minute of the day working, which for a fast paced and motivated individual is awesome. The hierarchy is pretty flat and you get great exposure to upper tier executives on a daily basis and feel like you actually have ownership in the companies overall direction.

    Cons

    Time away is literally non-existent. Well, it is, but be ready for a barrage of 600+ need to read emails when you return after a week vacation. Additionally, don't think twice about not staying close to your phone after work. Business leaders expect answers morning, noon, and night which will kill your life outside of work. To top it off, the benefits aren't that great. You get a membership at their middle tier clubs for free (nothing special), the discount for being fit on health care doesn't necessarily start right away (only test when the group policy is about to renew) so you are paying full freight like a fatty, and you get a whopping 10 days off a year for working yourself ragged....that INCLUDES your sick days! Not that healthy after all.

    Advice to Management

    Consider truly rewarding your employees for working super hard. Don't play favorites by placing an executive's significant other in a leadership role when they don't deserve it. Hire more smart people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun, high energy work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free or discounted membership
    Flexible schedule makes work/life balance easy.
    Great customer interaction encouraged to be friendly and helpful.
    Managers are approachable and leadership structure is very transparent

    Cons

    Started working here with a promise of progressive annual pay increases. They ended this system during my first year of employment. Made the same pay for all three years of employment, wasn't a deal breaker for me but others may find it to be.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.



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