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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • a lot of hours - political - work life balance does not really exist unless life is Equinox (in 44 reviews)

  • Its a very demanding job- long hours (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Membership Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Membership Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Membership Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule
    Pay (low salary, high commission)
    Company culture
    Upward mobility/career growth
    All around a great company

    Cons

    Working occasional weekends
    Long hours, sometimes 50+ per week
    Cons are few and far between compared to pros

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to be honest about hours during the interview. The hours are longer than expected, but the pay, team culture, and schedule flexibility is worth the hours


  2. "Benefits, wonderful managenent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the company, management for the spa department and general management are wonderful, free gym membership, insurance

    Cons

    It seems like the fitness department always has drama going on
    Demos should be more dynamic to draw customers in

    Advice to Management

    More creative ideas for special events for therapists that are new to the company
    The requirements to move up a tier should be more lenient


  3. "Fitness Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Florida, NY
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Florida, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been working for Equinox for a number of years. I've learned each and everyone of their training models / signature class' results are based on science. If you stick to the formula as written you WILL see results. They are eager to give opportunities to employees eager to take on new challenges. The Equinox Culture is upscale, proud, and strong.

    Cons

    Even slightly deviating from their ideology is ill advised.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on helping the indivual shine with their natural gifts and strength, as opposed to trying to manufacture cookie cutter employees.


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  5. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Place GM is wonderful

    Cons

    Lots of hours and work

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great corporate atmosphere, engaging, compensation, and worklife balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location in manhattan, compensation, work life balance, people. Work is engaging but not stressful. Incredible place to work if you are a young adult

    Cons

    Large companies with many nuances. Although corporate is a great place to work. There are some problems that could be fixed at the field level


  7. "Personal Trainer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Facility and work environment. The culture is very positive and it shows through management support.

    Cons

    Long hours and prospecting can be tough


  8. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, in house continuing education, being able to pick the minds of the brightest trainers on the team

    Cons

    Pressuring sales, everything is about the numbers and not enough support for the trainers, their members come first prior to their own team.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve the trainers room, treat them like your members, the room should be at the same level luxurious as you see throughout the gym


  9. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community, feel supported by management, they put their money where their mouth is and have integrity.

    Cons

    One-size-fits all markets in terms of promotions, salaries, etc

    Advice to Management

    What works in one market may not work in another; I understand that brand continuity is important, but market-specific modifications to promotions and/or wages can still be considered.


  10. "Personal Trainer, Tier 3"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer Tier III in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer Tier III in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, highest pay in the industry
    Great Health Insurance
    Gym membership
    Part of an an awesome and fun team and work environment
    Great education

    Cons

    Unless your hitting bonuses, your not making good money
    A lot of hours, sometimes with large breaks in the day
    The first few months bring very little income
    Room for advancement within the company
    Required to do floor hours, even if you have a scheduled client, must find coverage or reschedule your client

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job


  11. "Assistant General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness (More than a year)

    Pros

    truly an amazing company to work for

    Cons

    sometimes not conducive for family life (hours)

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


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