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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated August 20, 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 65 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance - quality of environment depends on specific club" (in 30 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. "Pt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Fun people. Gym for free.

    Cons

    Building up takes time. Long hours

  3. "Very negative experience."

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a regular paycheck and they allowed you to use the amenities.

    Cons

    Managers will text you in a group chat 10-20x a day (days off) and expect you to respond and expect you to go to meetings on your day off without compensation. Upper management will ask employees to "keep an eye on" other employees and report back. In your average 5-6 hour shift you have to ask other working employees to stand in your place to use the restroom or to leave for a moment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie when hiring. Upon hiring I was told I would be working full time and getting benefits. After two months I discovered they don't let anyone work more than 29 hours a week so you are not eligible for benefits. Managers do "qualify" for benefits. The managers come and go as they please, work out during their shifts when they please. The managers knowledge of the front desk staff doesn't extend beyond turning on the computers.


  4. "Fired After Reporting Harassment"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to workout in the gym and continuinging education classes

    Cons

    Difficult to make good money.
    The culture is pure sales.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and members more. After reporting harassment from my “PT mentor” I was put on probation and then asked to leave that week due to poor performance (I was performing more sessions that multiple trainers)


  5. "Love my coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    I have been employed with Equinox for a few months. In this short period of time I have become very fond of my co-workers, but I have unfortunately noticed A LOT of turnover.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover
    Starting pay is kinda low

    Advice to Management

    Address the turnover rather than sweeping it under the rug


  6. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good life balance

    Cons

    Needs more income and better hours


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fitness centered coworkers

    Cons

    Being forced to stay on brand always

  8. "Personal Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Clean, Organized, Professional, Corporate, Friendly

    Cons

    Corporate, Job, Friendly, Gym, Too Good

    Advice to Management

    Living our best lives


  9. "Personal trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of educational opportunities and the members great. You should be good at sales if you expect to have a good time working as a personal trainer here.

    Cons

    Corporate forces you to design workout program their way, mandatory sales meetings which were unhelpful.

    Advice to Management

    Be more lenient with leads, give those who are struggling for business a chance to start.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Managers promoted slavery"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic facility
    Very clean
    Very friendly trainers

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Expects huge commitment from you without fully committing to you
    Undervalues their trainers
    Sells and promotes slavery (managers expect you to work long hours while not being paid for some of the hours)
    They will tell you to "commit to YOUR business" yet only give you about 20% cut from each session and no pay for the times you are there contacting potential clients
    They lie and tell you "we have more clients wanting personal training than we have trainers". That is absolutely not true
    They expect you to harass potential clients in order to get them to commit (continuous calls and emails for weeks). They don't have a system in place where potential clients are not being harassed by trainers and are instead brought in by a manager
    Managers don't really care and don't have any real guidance. They only repeat Equinox created material like a bunch of robots
    They expect you to spend all of your time at their gym and their gym only (and then don't pay you for the whole time you spend there working)
    They need a "full time" commitment for only part time hours

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


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