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"All that matters is the money you bring in, not how much you actually help the members."

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Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Algonquin, IL
Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Algonquin, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Flexible schedule as a trainer for the most part. (You have shifts, but as a commissioned employee they can't make you work specific hours.)
- Good way to learn the basics of being a trainer: Client management, programming, and sales/marketing yourself as a trainer.
- Time you spend with your clients is amazing, you actually do make a difference in their lives and you get to see some amazing transformations as well.

Cons

- It doesn't matter how well your clients do in reaching their fitness goals, if they don't sign up for more sessions every month, the company doesn't care.
- You spend hours everyday and week having "meetings" where management berates you for not hitting sales goals.
- Even if you hit goals, there's always a service/product of the month they make you push on every client whether it's right for the client or not.
- Level of education among trainers is hit or miss. If you see a trainer teaching something wrong, you're not supposed to help their clients.
- Too much politics/high school-esque drama/cliques. You're either in the popular crowd or you're on the outside and you get no help and have to fend for yourself.
- Completely commission based job, if you don't sell anything - you don't make any money.
- You work all day, every day when you're trying to make sales/get clients - splits shifts, mornings and nights, weekends, and you work 18 hours on the last day of the month to try and make your department's sales quotas - No life!

Advice to Management

It starts at the corporate level. I understand the idea behind commission based jobs, but you're robbing clients of real results when the advice they're given is driven by money and not the actual well-being of the clients. Treating people right is more important than selling them another thing!

Other Employee Reviews for Life Time Fitness

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Atmosphere is professional and unprofessional at the same time."

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    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Warrenville, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - if you work hard, you'll be recognized.
    - enjoyable fitness atmosphere
    - free membership
    - decent pay

    Cons

    - some lazy and rude employees ( happens everywhere, but a little more prominent here)
    - very poor communication between departments
    - organization and communication are poor in general
    - revolving door system

    Advice to Management

    stop treating it like the club success matters to the towel folder. also if you call a club Gold, then maintain it like a gold one ( aka Warrenville Lifetime)


  2. "easy work for decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Hospitality Staff
    Former Employee - Hospitality Staff
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a free membership when you work there, and its quite easy

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult to deal with, they are paying a lot to work out there


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