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Fitness 19 Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Good coworkers, free membership, decent hours (in 10 reviews)

  • A free gym membership is about it (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no benefits what's so ever and almost no chance of advancement (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay, only had about 9 hours a week (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate Front Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitness 19 part-time

    Pros

    Really lax management as long as you are doing your job.
    Friendly coworkers and chance to network

    Cons

    Minimum wage job but not bad


  2. "Excellent place to work. Enjoyed my time there"

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

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time

    Pros

    You manage your own clientele.

    Cons

    You have to sell your own training.

  3. "Personal Trainer/Manager"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer/Manager in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer/Manager in Daly City, CA

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great place to start off as a new personal trainer. Lots of room to learn, make mistakes, and get a lot of clients
    - Better commission for personal trainers than most commercial gyms
    - Room to move up in company

    Cons

    - Sales feels very shady. You are continuously pressed to bring in more and more money with little to no incentive and without consideration of the clients' situations and needs.
    - Management sweeps things under the rug. I'd be scared to look too deep in to their business dealings for fear they are doing illegal things
    - You have to step on people's toes in order to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    - Make worthy and honorable incentives for trainers to bring in and retain clients
    - Focus on retention of clients and not just more and more money


  4. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Fitness 19 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with other employees. Was able to make my own hours.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem very focused.


  5. "Kid's Room Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, loved the kids & parents, free membership

    Cons

    Low pay, only had about 9 hours a week


  6. "Dead End Job-Low pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bellflower, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Bellflower, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly
    Most members were friendly
    Same tasks daily

    Cons

    They will always pay you the minimum
    No benefits
    A fight for decent hours


  7. "membership consultant"

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    Former Employee - Membership Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitness 19 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    newly renovated. looks decent. can be cheap

    Cons

    the new renovations are not suitable for a fitness facility. the new floors make the machines slide around and scratch the floors as well as members leaving sweat stains all over them.

    the owners are not very well educated in business and have been doing the same thing since they opened their doors. when ever it gets slow, sales wise, they immediately blame the employees instead of the sales promotions that the owners them selves created.

    there is no room for growth. all though they make it seem as if you can move up in the company that really isn't possible. there is no massive headquarters and the ones in the NC area are all owned by the same couple and they don't push to have people promoted.

    THERE IS SOMETHING SKETCHY GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES! i have seen several times either a personal trainer or a part time employee not be paid the correct amount for the pay period. when confronted about it the owners blame that employee for not double checking before the paychecks were cut. even though that information is not made available.

    the owners are the real problem honestly. they create a huge tension in the work place that is immediately felt when one walks in to start their shift. The male owners is very intimidating to his employees and the members of the gym and makes it very uncomfortable to go to work making employees scared for their jobs every time they walk in. The female owners just sits at a desk in the back room for hours while doing mostly online shopping.

    they don't have any sort of sales, marketing, and promotional systems in place. they mostly just wake up in the morning and decide how they want to sell memberships that day. if you ever drive by you will odds are see a sign that says "$0 down, month- to- month, no contract". once a member begins the registration process they will quickly realize that there is a quite large down payment, comparable to much larger gyms with much more to offer, as well as a 1 year contract ( not month to month). i have often seen the owners charge the person who is signing up just any amount that they feel fit at the time, and often without even notifying the new member. they tend to just write people credit card information down on some scrap paper. than after they are done with it they just leave it lying around for the employees to pick up.

    many times, usually once per day, a member will come in and with proof show that they have been billed anywhere between 5-20 times in 1 day. sometimes resulting in over $500. and also members who have cancelled will come in and show how they have been sent to a collections agency for unpaid membership dues that were billed months, sometimes even years, after they have cancelled.

    if you walk into their back room you will find boxes filled to the top with old billing contracts with peoples billing information as well as even more boxes of hundreds and hundreds of promotional material that is out dated and never even opened.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a manager who knows what their doing and let THEM RUN IT.

  8. "Receptionist"

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

    I worked at Fitness 19 part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great management

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really


  9. "Loved working there and my clients"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitness 19 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    50% commission on sessions performed from sale price!!

    Cons

    No true benefits or sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Create a way for trainers to make money when not training clients. The money is fantastic if you have 30 or more hours of clients trained. However, if you get sick or go on vacation, then you don't make any money at all. The only reason I give a 1 star review for the compensation and benefits is because there are no benefits (healthcare/paid time off). The work life balance is a bit rough, simply because you work when other people don't or what best fits their schedule. The longer you work at Fitness 19, you can adjust your schedule to best fit you, and then the work/life balance greatly improves! There are opportunities to move up in Fitness 19, however you may possibly have to relocate or take a pay cut. (if you are training more than 40-45 hours per week and clients are paying 30-35 per session, then it's going to be hard to let that paycheck go) 80 sessions a week with average session $30 then you get $15, then you are making $1200 a week. That's hard to walk away from.


  10. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitness 19 part-time

    Pros

    Great company and a great manager.

    Cons

    No upward opportunity.


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