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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Free gym membership, great coworkers (in 94 reviews)

  • Free gym membership at THE premiere luxury gym (in 84 reviews)

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

  • No work/life balance if you want to make real money (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great education, you must hustle to make money"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing education, EFTI is amazing! The managers are usually have incredible knowledge regarding health, fitness and movement. You may be surprised at what you won't learn at most gyms, and you won't know until you go through EFTI what you're really missing, which is usually a lot. You'll also grow a lot as a person, weekly meetings feel like personal development meetings which are great! You get paid for education time, so that's amazing, minimum wage but still worth it!

    Cons

    You're kind of signing up for two jobs, as a trainer and as a sales person, you have to sell your own personal training packages, and they come at a high price point so it's harder than you would imagine. But if you truly hustle then you'll make closer to 100k. The first two weeks it's almost impossible to make more than $200-$500 because you only have floor shifts and education. If you don't hustle you could make as low at $15k a year.

    Advice to Management

    Help your trainers sell more packages!!!


  2. "Front Desk Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
    - Management and coworkers are helpful
    - Access to facilities (other than prime hours)
    - Discounts at Equinox shop (Lululemon, Nike and other brands)

    Cons

    - Pay is not competitive
    - Work can come in waves and is unpredictable- can be dead for hours, then will be on the phones nonstop


  3. "It's Harder than You Think"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Potentially good pay, flexible hours, pretty much running your own business. The educational courses are fantastic

    Cons

    Definitely a struggle (in most cases) to build a solid business. no consistent pay


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Equinox is a great company to work for as a personal trainer who is new to the field. Lots of in house continuing education options as well as great support from management for professional development.

    Cons

    Money is really tight (not a livable wage if you don't live with your parents) until you ramp up to full time. This ramping period can be anywhere from 5 months to a year. There is high turnover for this reason

    Advice to Management

    Put as much energy as possible into ramping trainers if you want to help turnover rates. Develop the staff you have as much as possible before hiring a batch of new trainers


  6. "Teaching Yoga at Equinox"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    wonderful unit level management, a lot of focus on the group exercise program, tons of opportunity for free or discounted continuing training, complimentary membership, discounted retail and spa services...

    Cons

    no incentives for class size, no maternity leave benefits even for a tenured employee


  7. "Front Desk Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Gym membership included with the job. The environment was welcoming and I got to know most of the members by first name. Overall a generally pleasant experience.

    Cons

    Hours were cut. Incentives for higher performance was promised but never fulfilled. Many times there is miscommunication between the front desk and membership advisors.


  8. "Pilates coordinator."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pilates Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that offers benefits and 401-k packages.

    Cons

    This job can consume your life.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should have a better work-life balance.


  9. "Store Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, gym membership, very clean, nice coworkers

    Cons

    we had a two different managers during my time, unorganized


  10. "Great Place to Work for the New Age Crowd"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Great sales training, higher pay than other gyms, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Cult-ish, very edgy to the point of excluding the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that normal people should be celebrated as well!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Shop Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Associate in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Shop Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The free gym membership is such a great perk, it feels like I'm getting paid twice sometimes.

    Cons

    On the downside, the commission system they have in place doesn't let you receive any commission unless you work 40+ hours. I thought this was unfair if you are hitting your (very) high sales goals but unable to see anything come back your way.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see some changes in the commission system. It is in place to reward and provide incentive for your associates but is actually doing the opposite when you hold back on it.



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