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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Free gym membership at THE premiere luxury gym (in 97 reviews)

  • Having a free gym membership is awesome and having the ability to workout during work is great (in 86 reviews)

Cons
  • a lot of hours - political - work life balance does not really exist unless life is Equinox (in 40 reviews)

  • Its a very demanding job- long hours (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Regional management sucks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aventura, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free gym membership, sales training experience in NY, Chris Usiak national sales manager might be one of the most influencial people ive ever met.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites, dirty bathrooms, hours 9am-9pm end of every month

    Advice to Management

    Salespeople working there for years choose the leads that belong to them usually claiming anyone who has ever been there. Longtime employees usually know the loopholes to trick new employees/ steal sales/ steal leads that often lead to dissatisfaction with our actual jobs and the resolution usually turns out bad because the management usually sides with the person who's making the sales.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain access to clients and learn what not to do for training clients.

    Cons

    Focuses only on "functional fitness" Micro-management is huge here. They love to make you work ridiculously long hours wearing the blue shirt. The location I worked at was nearly impossible to find clients that way. The managers played favorites and would send leads to their friends instead of evenly distributing them. Huge turn over rates among new hired trainers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage without breathing down the new hires necks. Give them room to blossom into their strengths. Not everyone is going to use the Equinox cookie cutter way of training.


  3. "Front Desk Lead"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facility is a great workout space

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about you or their members. They pay minimum wage and expect insane amount of tasks to be accomplished in a very small amount of time with little to no assistance from management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better wages, hire more staff so that standards can be maintained and so that paying members get customer service they deserve.


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  5. "Equinox"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Club membership.....that's it
    Some nice people

    Cons

    Management, and the pay stinks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, no work life balance. No opportunity for growth. No support."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If team is successful, and gets along opportunity to make 80k plus (doesn't happen often) opportunity to meat great people as clubs are in great territories and iconic properties. Free training and membership to work out.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No support, managers are very new and don't know what they are doing, quality of life is diminished significantly by close outs of 4 days working for 12 hours plus. Sink or swim mentality, company only cares about the numbers. If you are looking to grow or learn do not start here.

    Advice to Management

    Do not expect to learn or be inspired by anyone, management, trainer and advisor turnover is very high. Poor leadership skills constantly micromanaging and not really interested in finding root causes for failure in numbers. Poor leadership, starts from up top.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    You get a free gym membership.

    Cons

    Equinox dominates your life.. all else will suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your biggest assets, not the gyms. Without the people, (your employees) your gyms would be just another vacant space. Gut your senior ops team and start over. Focus on true leadership, not dictatorship. The current status is glossy on the surface but extremely dark underneath.


  8. "Who oversights management?"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to meet people in order to launch your own company. Great place to make some money meet some good businessman that can help you launch your own platform.

    Cons

    What kills us places management. There's no vision there's no passion just numbers. There are no leaders, just a few 5% trainers who are called top performers. This is in a place you're going to raise a family, have kids, retire. I've seen managers come and go and employees the turnover here is undeniable. And the performance reviews year after year don't look so good when clubs are failing due to miss management.

    Harvey Spevak needs to wake up. There's problems in your internal infrastructure. That's why some of your clubs don't meet quotas. I hope the hotel business is gonna work out for you. The best thing the clubs offer or high prices and high turnovers for employees. It is basically a factory.

    Advice to Management

    None. Good Luck South Florida


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you access to the gym facility you work at.

    Cons

    Huge company. Top of the food chain only cares about stuffing their wallets. Wages have gone down for part time employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They will exploit you as much as they can. Don't walk RUN AWAY!"

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    Former Intern - Therapist in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Therapist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice gym in a wonderful location.

    Cons

    -will illegally kick you off health insurance often
    -always want you to do free work since they won't advertise
    -too many member parties that don't become regulars of services. They're just there for the fee booze
    -managers are some of the worst decision makers you'll ever encounter. Have no idea what they are doing and make stuff up as they go
    -sweep allegations of sexual harassment by managers under the rug instead of investigating
    -corporate only takes away benefits and are not supportive at all
    -the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
    -looking for workers to be best friends with management as opposed to wanting professionals
    -will lie to you constantly.
    -will try to get rid of you if you disagree with their bad decisions.
    -buy up all their competition so they can be the jerks that constantly show themselves to be
    -have the most inappropriate and disgusting ad campaign pictures
    -will try to hire people straight out of school as they will be yes people and not question bad management decisions
    -will force employees to work on holidays but management rarely to never there
    -open 365! The gym will be your ONLY family slaving for them
    -cut hours so they don't have to pay health insurance
    -only value money
    -can't evaluate managers, they only evaluate you

    Advice to Management

    -More often than not, the therapist/trainers KNOW more than management. Ask the professionals their opinion before you take money out of their pockets and make their lives harder due to incompetent management decisions by people who have never been therapist/trainers themselves.
    -LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN to employees and members.
    -stop pretending like you know everything.
    -this isn't high school
    -close to give your employees a break with their families. If you treat employees right, members will notice, and profits will rise.
    -stop kicking out older members to attract young kids. Older members have more time and money, and will use more services.
    -the turnover rate is higher at this place and will always be a revolving door due to your terrible decisions
    -Everything said is 100% factual


  11. "Horrible Gym"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    They have real Nice Equipment

    Cons

    Overcharge customers for all services. Hassle them constantly

    Advice to Management

    Care for your customers and not their wallets



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