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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance (rarely get two days off in a row and your schedule will never be the same every month" (in 63 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance - quality of environment depends on specific club" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Real Deal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make your own destiny at Equinox. Work hard, be a leader and you will be recognized. Great pay, top benefits and a career you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Could have more of a team atmosphere. Work / life balance can be better with slight adjustment in approach toward work load.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to piloting a new approach to managing the work. The proven award winning style of Equinox is to never compromise... Take that to the next level.


  2. "Great Company, Lack of Acknowledgement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, free gym membership, awesome people, super fun if you love sales

    Cons

    Tough to move up, lack of appreciation or acknowledgement when you accomplish something, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat your membership advisors like they mean something to you and you’ll get the same in return. Also please pay them more. They do so much for you.

  3. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Culture. Science. Open minded. Brand. Membership

    Cons

    Work 24/7. Floor shifts. Sales pressure. Pay is low in the beginning. turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    shorter floor shift hours


  4. "Personal trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Great education, great people to work with

    Cons

    Looks great to me!

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job in educating personal trainers.


  5. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Management, Flexibility, Membership, Staff, Location

    Cons

    The pay is the only con

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Social environment which makes time go by quickly

    Cons

    Long standing hours and a no sitting policy


  7. "Membership Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company mission and positive colleagues nationwide. Free All access membership for management and advisors. Discount at the Spa/Shop/Training. 401K, decent benefits, copious resources through EQX Intranet to be successful. Great sales training/leaders to learn from. Life long relationships with members who will support you, invite you places, want to recruit you to work for them, and most importantly, truly invest in you<3 If you love helping people, this is a great opportunity to meet with very talented, affluent individuals.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about it's people, they only care about revenue and sales. You will work gruesome hours, rinse and repeat each month for a new sales goal, & count on being in a very high stress environment especially if your club isn't close to hitting plan. Close out: Last 4 days of every month you work 9am-9pm and this is non-negotiable. You can't take a vacation without thinking about your sales- and they don't adjust your goal with time off. Your bonus for hitting your annual goal is taxed almost 45%. Cut throat environment if you aren't a consistent performer.

    Advice to Management

    Management definitely needs to be more proactive to generate business for the team. Sales Manager could find more balance between the region and help with more event planning but he's only a call away. Great guy.

    GM should stop talking about the sales team to the sales team; very unprofessional and condescending. Be consistent in the "rules" and "exceptions" so the team dynamic isn't affected. Appreciate sales team because without them, no one would have a job :)

  8. "Great incentives for difficult to achieve goals"

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    Former Employee - Tier III CPT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tier III CPT in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, monthly goals, friendly competition, great lower management

    Cons

    impossible to reach full time with how many trainers they try to have on board; tough schedule depending on your club location


  9. "For the ones with work ethic: self-starters"

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    Current Employee - High Tier Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - High Tier Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal Growth, Achievable Pay Scale, Good Benefits, Educational Incentives

    Cons

    Usually 6 days of work, and hours can be tough until consistency in client schedule is achieved. May take anywhere from 3-6 to more months to build a business.

    Advice to Management

    Low Level Management Positions are not attractive to high caliber employees, and may leave less talent available for leadership positions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A nice part time of full time job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management
    Opportunities to bounce from shop to shop and pick up shifts, allows for a ton of OT
    You get to meet a ton of nice people
    Use of the facilities is a PLUS
    Hit your goal and help the shop hit its goal and you would be set

    Cons

    I have no cons, it was truly a great experience for me

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the energy it really does keep us motivated. Also being acknowledged by the GM for good work is great too!


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