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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
490 Reviews

2.9
490 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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263 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 39 reviews)

  • I loved having a free gym membership for myself and a deep discount for my spouse (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management flirts with teenage male staff, rather than managing (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting Job as a teenager. The other counselors were awesome and management was pretty coo.

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    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Getting to work with kids and explore a passion there. Ability to have a job where your job is to have fun and express that fun with younger people.

    Cons

    So much work. Minimum wage, limited hours on occasion due to overstaffing. Management would promote sexual partners and friends over other individuals. Free gym membership was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay. At least a dollar over minimum wage guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good part-time gig

    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator
    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator

    Pros

    A nice, pretty, and health conscious work environment. Employees get free membership and discounts on classes, the cafe, spa/salon, pro shop, etc. Fun people to work with and great people watching. Overall it was a good part-time gig for me.

    Cons

    The turn off for me was the pay and the very corporate environment. Be prepared to know the company mission statement, vision statement, department mission statement at the drop of a hat. So many times a General Manager would stop in and quiz people on the spot. There's a form and checklist for basically every small task you have to fill out. If corporate if your thing - then you might enjoy the place more. I loved the people I worked with in my department but the pay was so low I had no choice to look elsewhere for something else. Also when I was there, management changed over quite frequently which sometimes led to communication breakdowns and unclear expectations. I also noticed a ton of turnover in the sales department (but that probably isn't unusual for sales).

  3.  

    A superior fitness club

    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor  in  Lakeville, MN
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lakeville, MN

    Pros

    Awesome facilities and members. Truly a superior fitness club in the Minneapolis area. All employees are professional and really seem to care about the club.

    Cons

    A lot of hoops to jump through to get employed and stay employed. Online learning is required every so often if you would like to remain an employee. Many times it can be repetitive information that can be timely and monotonous at times.

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  5.  

    need more trasparency

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in South Jordan, UT

    Pros

    opportunity is abundant if you are really willing to work and dedicate your time.

    Cons

    many pay deductions and human resource or business methods that are confusing for all staff and purposely not well defined it seems. As a trainer and manager it is confusing as to pay details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication with staff and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with great energy

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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Helping people achieve their goals with different types of training. Great group of professionals

    Cons

    Work long hours with little plays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of hours w/o ur family & friends

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    Pros

    Hours and had decent pay

    Cons

    no free time with family or friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to people who spend all day cleaning instead of being a big A hole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    People are very close, free membership, discounts,

    Cons

    department head and general manager wants you to follow the budget, but sometimes if you follow the budget, our goals would not be reached

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the employees first and then make the decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales, Sales, Sales

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Good pay when your business is going well.
    Ability to make own schedule.
    Free Membership and employee discounts on services.
    100% Commission with Draw System in place (pro and con)
    Great sales training. Some role playing can be excessive.

    Cons

    Micro-managing to reach sales goals (really depends on who your director is)
    Upper management holds extremely high to unrealistic goals for directors which falls down on employees and can add stress.
    100% Commission with Draw System in place (pro and con)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals to reach, and when they are reached, don't raise them absurdly high. Make sure people are in place making these numbers that are being passed to clubs in a educated manner, versus adding $50,000 to a department and say you should be able to do it since you hit xyz number.

    Slow down with the amount of products and services you roll out with. When HealthScore was introduced, clubs went through 3 different methods at least of presenting information during consultations. Don't make the consultation into a script and strip away the uniqueness in each employee and their ability to sell a product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive overall environment but a tragically mismanaged spa.

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    Current Employee - Massage Therapist  in  Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in Bloomingdale, IL

    Pros

    Its wonderful getting the free platinum membership, and working in the spa I was able to trade services with all the stylists and aestheticians and get great work done for free. Once a year they pay for continuing education classes for the massage therapists and aestheticians. The energy in the gym is great and every single operations worker is so friendly. I got in great shape working here (most of the time working out on the clock.) :o

    Cons

    Our spa was woefully slow and managed poorly with a very high turnover of management positions. The lack of customers made switching from hourly to commission based pay a joke. At least as an MT, the pay was $10/hr. Laughable for the profession. Also, the massage rooms are NOT located in the spa, but on the complete other side of the gym, flanking the dressing rooms, gyms and CHILDCARE CENTER. Its just a little noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spa management needs to get it together, however I have been to other Lifetime's where the spa has been lovely, updated and BUSY.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best part: Free Gym Membership

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Syosset, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Syosset, NY

    Pros

    Love Life Time, loved the people I worked with. Super easy job. Free Gym Membership!

    Cons

    Hours vary constantly, hard to giveaway shifts if you need time off or are sick!, guest policy is crazy, always fighting with members, pay could be better for what we have to deal with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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