Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Rock Bottom Pay, HUGE EXPECTATIONS!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work out.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, similar to a lower tier retail establishment.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair.


  2. Don't care about their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership, meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, those that are in management roles do not even really talk to their team members. Everything are memos. Can't call in sick without getting someone to cover for you, no sick pay, no vacation pay, pto takes forever to accrue.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and teach them things and not just expect us to read about them. Go over in person. Help them attain there future goals with the company.


  3. Get. Over. Yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership in truly beautiful clubs, well-appointed office environment.

    Cons

    NO raise or bonus of *any* kind in nearly 5 years of 50-60 hour weeks, an always-on cell phone and constant change for change''s sake, Marginal benefits, especially health insurance. If you're in upper management, or an FOB, you're set but if not it's just a waiting game to see if you'll get exhausted and quit. Or pissed off and quit. Or, you'll get blindsided and let go one day after consistently getting great reviews and giving your all. If you do stay you'll be expected to use personal contact lists and social media accounts for corporate marketing activities. Really.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop thinking of the company as this mythical, high-functioning start-up. That ship sailed years ago. These days It's another suburban workplace with a nice gym. And try actually rewarding employees with more than the chance to keep coming to work to continue an out-of-balance life. Try a bonus. Or a RAISE.


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  5. B

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Free membership for the gym

    Cons

    Unpaid breaks when on lunch


  6. Member Engagement Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Free gym membership to work out. Discount in the cafe Training staff

    Cons

    Want you to work 24/7 100% commission based, days you work 12 hours and don't make money. Company ask you to do other departments jobs with compensation.


  7. Personal Trainer

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    - free gym membership -40% off nasm and rebate -gain work experience, both good and bad

    Cons

    -poor management -unprofessional -80% sales and 20% training -100% commission and draw system -work various hours, sometimes every day and 50hrs+ -compete against other trainers, hostile environment -high turnover rates -have to meet sale quotas

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified business managers, not personal trainers.


  8. Terrible company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Engagement Manager in Vadnais Heights, Ramsey, MN
    Former Employee - Member Engagement Manager in Vadnais Heights, Ramsey, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free membership, you learn a lot about how not to lead.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, no work life balance, management lies all the time, numbers are fudged by sales staff to a ridiculous level, woman don't have a chance and they could be sued 1000 times over for mistakes made.

    Advice to Management

    Try actually caring and following through on what you say you will do. Culture of retention - what a joke. Who are you trying to retain? Robots?


  9. Not again in this lifetime

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership was given all full time employees

    Cons

    Micro managed from the corporate office


  10. A joke!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership No excuse to not be healthy

    Cons

    If you don't fit their "type" they will push you out the door. High school environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people for positions, not people who just have the same beliefs.


  11. Not that great of a job

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    Former Employee - Facility Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Facility Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think everyone agrees that the only pro is the free membership.

    Cons

    Spend 8 hours a day on your feet washing and folding towels for people and cleaning toilets. 15 minute breaks. 2 of them. Lack of communications between people. Everything in the gym seems to fall on the operations department so you'll get backed up on your towels trying to do something other departments could do themselves. Pay increases happen just about never and forget about having holidays off. No paid holidays would be okay if the company offered holiday pay or something for making us come in but there is no such thing at Lifetime.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees better.



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