Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
589 Reviews
2.9
589 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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305 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 54 reviews)

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


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't in touch with the problems within the club (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    COOL BEANS

    Current Employee - Lifeguard in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Out in the sun. Super chill. Supervisors are really cool. All was good in the hood.

    Cons

    Make sure you wear sunscreen or else you'll get sunburned and then die. That's no fun for anyone. protect yo skin homeslice.

  2.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company. Amazing benefits. Managers can be great, and willing to work for you if you are willing to dedicate the time to learn from them. This is by far the best place to work as a personal trainer, and you can make more money here than most other high end fitness facilities. Excellent education and high expectations of personal trainers. Leadership structure is good. Learn from everyone you can. I met some very good people and great friends at Life Time. I learned a lot about myself, and I really miss working here.

    Cons

    Sales goals are high, which is not a negative if you understand this is how you make money. You better figure out on your own or by asking your managers how to hit those targets. There is plenty of training for this, unless you let your ego get in the way of learning. If you don't continually hit your sales goals it will wear on you quickly. You are expected to learn and grow, and contribute to the department. If you have a independent contractor mentality, you will not mesh well with the team or management. Unless, of course, you exceed your sales goals each month, and in that case Life Time will be happy. They may also ask you to help develop other trainers who are struggling. Many people struggle with work/life harmony here. Get your workouts in, work the other 8 hours of your day. Eat healthy. Get enough sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your team. Understand how to motivate different individuals and learning styles. Be patient in your team members. An employee may be slow to start with sales, but in time they may end up being your most prized employee. Turnover can hinder team cohesion and individual growth. It effects so much. Cohesive teams stay together longer, and this is how you create your own legacy. Build a solid foundation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bistro Team Member

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Syosset, NY
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Syosset, NY

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time

    Pros

    flexible work hours, free gym membership,

    Cons

    Management can get a bit unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun to work for and a decent job for a high school student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Center Team Member in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Child Center Team Member in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Free membership, Fun atmosphere, Free membership =P

    This was a good job for when I was in high school. They offered flexible work hours. They didn't hassle you about switching shifts or time off by making you first ask a supervisor or some other things I have heard employees do, we just had to put our hours in a book and hope someone signed up for them.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty low $7.50 ... even for a high school job that was pretty low in my area. But since I was just doing it to get some money for leisure it was fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers and my work environment at lifetime, and I was compensated fairly for my time. The kids are great and lifetime's swim program is very well structured.

    Cons

    There was an overall like of communication in the aquatics department and I would sometimes show up for shifts to find out they had cancelled my class so I was there way to early. Also the few times I was sick and tried to call in, it was a battle to get anyone to answer the phone. I also had a ridiculous commute to this job which wasn't great when my lessons started disappearing in the winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Too sales driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Ability to use the facilities.

    Cons

    Management is not supportive to employees, they are too focused on dollar signs than employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started off great, then corporate got involved.

    Former Employee - Aquatics Head Lifeguard/Assistant Department Head
    Former Employee - Aquatics Head Lifeguard/Assistant Department Head

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free platinum elite membership, gets you into most of the clubs. Pretty flexible schedule. Decent atmosphere.

    Cons

    This company is terrible to its entire frontline staff. Salaries are horrible considering how much is asked of you. The majority of the management team has no clue what they're doing and corporate steadily looks for ways to skirt around labor laws and drive the slave train until you quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As management (not corporate), you don't have control over what the frontliners and hourlies get paid. You do, however, have direct control of their workloads. Please consider how much you are asking of someone that gets paid one fast food meal an hour.

  9.  

    Do not care about their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    free membership. that's about it

    Cons

    PT's don't get paid; its 100% commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees!!

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

    Horrible company to work for. Cares only for the bottom dollar, nothing for its wonderful employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employess at the ground level.

    Cons

    Horrible corporate and leadership from the top. The way they operate and pay their wonderful employees is below any standard. It is terribly sad to see each employee come to work wondering if they will have a job that day. Those with great value to the company are the first to go if their salary gets too high. No warnings before firing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good employees. They are what made you who you are

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

    Life Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Great Pay and training is fantastic... may seem micromanaging- but ensures success

    Cons

    NO work/ home life balance, Pretty much live at the Club... lose your hair fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High turnover is due to no home/ work life balance.... 3 days 9-9 mandatory.... 10 hour work days... only single, younger males with thrive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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