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Get In Shape for Women Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Get In Shape for Women part-time

    Pros

    Good first personal trainer job for experience.

    Cons

    You don't make much money so you really do this for the love of the job and nothing else.


  2. "Studio Manager (Sales Sales Sales)"

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager
    Former Employee - Studio Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This was a wonderful experience. It takes a special person to do t his job. YOU MUST BE PASSIONATE about helping women in every area of life and especially getting them healthier. The more committed you are the more successful you are all areas of the model. Fantastic concept that really worked well for the customer to obtain results.

    Every day brings new challenges. You will need to be on your toes and keep high awareness. Its exciting.

    Cons

    If you are doing your work well, you WILL BE working from dusk til dawn and more. Every month you have to hit a base number to make payroll and expenses. YOU start at zero the 1st of every month. So really primary focus is on $$$ and stress can be high as you MUST service, sell, manage and get results for your ladies no matter how tired and overworked you are.. keep going its a new month.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and get them rest the need to recharge batteries. Listen to the problems they give you and HELP THEM PROBLEM SOLVE. BE PRESENT.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good and bad.."

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    Current Employee - Coach in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Coach in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Get In Shape for Women (Less than a year)

    Pros

    clients are provided for you, great place to get experience in early career stages,great business model

    Cons

    over worked-under paid,clients can be toxic and still kept in program, split shifts, little to no growth. No opportunity to be creative. Founder is a complete joke! Sales guy not a true health professional.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to treat your trainers appropriately. They are the foundation of your business.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Never again!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Get In Shape for Women part-time

    Pros

    You can find really good and nice women to talk, share your experience , but also women who make you feel very uncomfortable to the point to give you hard time.

    Cons

    Underpaid , no chances to grow , manager is focused more on numbers than quality of workout and nutrition plan , it should named Get in Shape for Elite women , who can afford this program? Doctors , nurses , dentist , so it is not for everyone, you work your butt off for long hours no breaks, every 1/2 hour you get 4 sometimes 3 women to train , a dragging program , you repeat and repeat and you can't wait to get out of there, very overwhelmed . A few women are still there who don't make any progress for 3 or more years , but they keep there because is about income, unbelievable sales goals . I hope new personal trainers finding a better place to get in the fitness area to start, get in shape for women is a joke ! Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Give them trainers a break , long hours standing without breaks , barely can go to the bathroom and be more kind .


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Limited support and burnout is a sure thing"

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Get In Shape for Women full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome clients and the ability to get to know them/transform lives
    Great opportunity to work in the health and fitness industry

    Cons

    Manager must have cell phone on them and must answer 24/7 but not allowed to use phone for personal use so need two phones.
    Outdated workout program and nutrition plan
    Sales training is aggressive and you're taught to make women cry in order to get them to buy in
    Corporate office is 100% male and any female who's ever been hired is gone within a year.
    Unrealistic sales goals, long hours and constant monitoring by corporate to make sure the sales scripts are being followed with cameras in studios and phone calls recorded.
    No support from corporate when there is a bad owner.
    I'd give this a negative rating on a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who truly cares about helping women and not only making money. Support new owners.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work with great women. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals. Corporate's sales pitch for new clients includes making them cry. I find it highly offensive.

    Advice to Management

    Sell franchise to people who actually care about people. Not to nasty, money hungry people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience but not worth it long term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Get In Shape for Women full-time

    Pros

    You will get a lot of good experience working with 100+ clients. It forces you to think on your feet and really learn how to train to the individual. Clients come in as part of a program so you don't have to find/fight for your own clients.

    Cons

    Upper management sets unrealistic goals and there isn't much support to reach sales goals. Trainers are pushed to sell which takes away from training.

  8. "Mid or beginning of your career"

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    Current Employee - Studio Manager in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in Brookline, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Get In Shape for Women full-time

    Pros

    Complete program to get results, clients are great, fun and social environment and positive culture

    Cons

    Benefits, many hours a week, sales pressure, corporate rules and fees

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and pay for employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Burnout guaranteed - Corp staff very unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Owner
    Current Employee - Owner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Get In Shape for Women full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Program really does help women transform their lives. The combination of training & nutrition produces amazing results for those willing to make healthy life choices. Relationship with clients is very rewarding.

    Cons

    The hours become overwhelming and it is difficult to keep the studio staff from burning out.
    GISFW corporate is constantly changing course in an attempt to salvage the business from collapsing. Many failed marketing initiatives are causing studios to lose money each month. Less time spent by corp. blaming the owners and more working together is the only way this franchise survives.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the franchise to a firm more qualified to operate and support the remaining locations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High levels of unrelenting stress"

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Get In Shape for Women full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great relationships develop with clients. Helping women become healthy and fit is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Responsibility should be sales only. Instead the admin, operational, personnel and client servicing take up most of time. Impossible to reach bonus and make a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    Job should have assistant doing non sales tasks. Unrealistic expectations sets up employees for failure.


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