Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
509 Reviews
2.9
509 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
Bahram Akradi
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.  

    Too many corporate rules

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    It was a great way to meet new people. I advanced many of my skills that are involved in overseeing large groups of children and workers.

    Cons

    The way ratios must be maintained created a culture of come to work and sit while off the clock until I need you.

  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor  in  Colleyville, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Colleyville, TX

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice facilities, structured, negotiable pay, fun co-employess, flexible scheduling, free membership, discounts within the facility, easy to transfer in to different departments

    Cons

    Unnecessarily strict rules, high turnover rate in the management (5 different bosses in my 2 year employment), required employee clothing is expensive, some members are extremely rude to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions from within rather than bringing in new people with no experience in the club

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Operations  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Operations in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the interaction with the gym members. Over time you really get to know the people, who come in. Fast pace environment. You are rarely left without anything to do.

    Cons

    Lack of raise or promotion despite delivering excellent service. I completely understand that management is trying to stretch their budgets as far as they can, but keeping their employees happy should be number one. I only worked for one who understood that keep value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should definitely focus on promotions, because the great talent that is there will leave over time and if you are member focused, those members love seeing those team members that they have gotten to know that drives them coming back to the gym month after month.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist  in  Dallas, NC
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Dallas, NC

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good clients, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    People are rude, do not train their employees properly, expect you to know everything and train yourself, do not give you a warning before terminating you, terrible instructor to teach the Bodywork massage class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better instructor to teach the Bodywork massage class. Train your employees properly, don't expect them to know everything when you hire them. Give your employees 3 warnings before you terminate them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I Love Life Time

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

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Free membership
    Good Pay

    Cons

    No upward movement
    No career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    terrible management behind a great facility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free membership to awesome facility
    Great people
    Good experience
    Discounts on food and services

    Cons

    Poor management by non-leaders solely seeking a profit and looking out for the brand's image
    Life Time pushes the boundaries of being a unethical business
    Be prepared to work hard, long hours
    If you don't work at Corporate, expect mediocre pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to lookout for your employees. Give them a fair wage and overtime/holiday pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for what it is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Head
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Head

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Complimentary Membership
    Great people - co-workers (not all) and members alike
    Opportunities for growth
    Beautiful facility
    Great ideas behind vision

    Cons

    Poor management
    High turn over rate
    Sales focused
    Poor training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Part-time Job - Front Desk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the perks of the job... free membership which means free pool use and locker rooms.
    They held regular department meetings with a focus on professional and personal self improvement.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. I thought it was a well thought out company that worked well with improving the in's and out's of it's clients and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was always concerned about the national company. Stocks were low and we didn't really know how secure the company would be in the long haul. Of course, I didn't stick around long enough to find out... so....

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company that cares about team members AND members!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor  in  Mansfield, TX
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Mansfield, TX

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Healthy way of life attitude around the entire club.

    Cons

    Sometimes very VERY detailed work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    the worst fitness company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Life SPA Lead Coordinator
    Former Employee - Life SPA Lead Coordinator

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free membership, discounts, employee shop price service in spa , spa discounts

    Cons

    Long hours, they don't care about you, senior management doesn't care only looks at numbers never has time to talk to you very one sided people, puts on a show every time corporate is in town. no growth, no bossiness when bringing in big money for the company hard to take day off everyone in your business people change departments left and right. Hire people with no skills. Employees not being ethical. Worst work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better managers and don't let your employees abuse other co workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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