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GoodLife Fitness Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance - verrrry long hours in all positions, not just Fitness Advisor (in 40 reviews)

  • Long hours with no work life balance (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Motivator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoodLife Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and managers
    Great experience

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with the place just amazing


  2. "Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is awesome. Great boss.

    Cons

    Growing pains to updated systems made for some job loss.

  3. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible opportunities to volunteer and earn free memberships. Life changing.

    Cons

    Seems to be quite a bit of paid staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Promote volunteer opportunities more


  4. "Personal Trainer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GoodLife Fitness full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment
    Lots of room to grow if you are successful
    Flexible hours (Once you have filled your client roster)
    High earning potential in the higher levels of trainer/management positions
    Tons of training and development provided from the company
    Your effort correlates directly with your success.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management from club to club
    Long hours/low earnings in the first 6 months to a year
    Requires a significant personal commitment of time/effort in order to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management based on leadership and long-lasting success as a trainer, not solely on sales prowess. Once good leadership is established, compensate them well to prevent losing top talent.


  5. "Change or be prepared to fail"

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

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

    Pros

    You meet people that really want to make a difference.

    Cons

    upper management doesn't value staff, one DM has lost 11 GM's and is still working for the company. How does something like this happen?

    Advice to Management

    Take inventory of upper management. You have some people in high positions that don't understand how hard people are working to make the company successful. I suggest that DM's do lead generation with your teams every club visit feel the struggle. Don't make excuses lead by example. I have only ever seen 2 DM's step up to plate in that department. Practice what you preach.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Personal trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can set up your own schedule which can be flexible hours, and the more educated you are the more money you can make.

    Cons

    You may have few clients if the club is not generating enough business, and there is no base salary you get paid per client.


  7. "Good experience and people. Too much micromanagement."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Adviser in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fitness Adviser in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and staff. Relaxed work environment. Free gym membership is always nice. Opportunity to grow and work up the ladder.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement and silly paperwork. The hours are irregular and long leading to a lack of a social life.

    Advice to Management

    Voice disdain for management practices

  8. "Fitness Advisor (Sales)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitness Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fitness Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) $500 million+ leader, Platinum Status Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, and one of the best company cultures in the world!

    2) The largest fitness company in Canada and the fourth largest in the world with 1,200,000 members, 14,400+ employees, 350+ locations Canada-wide.

    3) Unlimited income potential.

    4) Learn to target small and medium-size enterprise decision-makers to present plans that address employees’s needs, goals, and timeframe in a consultative style of selling.

    5) Similar to owning and managing your own business, in that you manage your entire sales process from lead generation up to continuously servicing and cross-selling accounts to maximize revenue.

    Cons

    1) Long hours often until 9pm.
    2) Split shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Advisors with tenure should be allowing flexibility with their hours if they continue to over perform.

    GoodLife Fitness Response

    Jul 4, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your kind review FA. We are happy to hear about your positive experience. It's people like you who continue to succeed and truly make a difference. Keep up the good work.


  9. "Terrible environment"

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

    I worked at GoodLife Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Free Gym membership
    Amazing head office location

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    unfair hr practices
    Solely focused on sales

    Advice to Management

    Stop dropping everything everytime Patch has a new idea, and focus on your members


  10. "Fitness Advisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor
    Former Employee - Fitness Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -uncapped commission means you can make really good money if you put in time and effort
    -friendly environment, when you have a good team it makes it fun to go into work
    -great company values that they do actually stick to
    - free gym membership, hot yoga, tanning etc

    Cons

    - if you want to really succeed you put in extra (unpaid) hours (which in turn are rewarded with commission)

    Advice to Management

    Management often makes changes that don't make sense - ask at the bottom how you think it would work, we are the ones who have to implement it.


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