I worked at Idaho Athletic Club part-time (Less than a year)
There was a base pay for floor hours, from which you were expected to either schedule three fitness assessments or sell training for each hour on the floor. It was a great place to learn from fellow trainers. A large potential client pool, and if you outlast the other trainers at your club, you end up with their clients and a pretty full schedule.
Had to buy own training shirts. Minimum training packages you were required to sell started at $600, really needed to be salesperson to be a successful trainer there (but that's most gyms). Lots of focus on selling supplements even if your clients are chronically ill and shouldn't take them. Paycheck once per month.
Advice to Management
Offer better sales training instead of the exact training every other month.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Idaho Athletic Club in May 2010.
Very quick. Asked about how many years experience I'd had. what my qualifications in childcare/management were.
I was told I was getting 10 hr. Non-negotiable. contracted at 10 per hr. however when I recieved my first paycheck it was 8 per hr. They broke contract and I left the company. There was no negotiation.
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