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Healthworks Fitness Centers Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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Mark Harrington
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  1. "Personal Trainer and Health Coach"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer and Health Coach in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer and Health Coach in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthworks is a family owned company that takes care of its’ employees. The pay and benefits are great and the support systems that are in place to help their employees succeed are impressive. The atmosphere is great and the community feel is unparalleled!

    Cons

    If you work hard you will do great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the supportive atmosphere and ability to take feedback and act on it in a positive way.


  2. "Personal Trainer (less than a year)"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Healthworks Fitness Centers full-time

    Pros

    A great place to start off as a personal trainer. The company provides tons of training and on boarding, getting you up to date on everything you need to know to be a great trainer including movement assessments and weekly meetings for new trainers.

    Cons

    The $15/hr salary before you hit 60 training hours in a month. Although it's above minimum wage it's really hard to live off this and you have to be really dedicated to work to start making some real money. Which doesn't provide for great work/life balance at first.

    Advice to Management

    Give trainers a $15/hr + trainer pay for each session.

  3. "healthworks front desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Healthworks Fitness Centers part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, free gym membership

    Cons

    occasional member dissatisfaction, same schedule every week


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Healthworks Fitness Centers part-time

    Pros

    I get to work with the most dedicated fitness professionals. Beautiful facitlites. Benefits including: health insurance, 401K,, Incentive Trip, bonuses, etc

    Cons

    We are open all the time.

    Advice to Management

    The managers listen to employee feedback and want to make Healthworks the best place to work in the fitness industry!

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Oct 12, 2017 – President

    Thanks for the great review!
    Mark


  5. "Great Company to Work With!"

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

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

    Pros

    Healthworks was my first sales job and it was a great experience! Be ready to take initiative and hit the groud running. Management makes sure to develop a close relationship. Truly felt supported by my direct manager. You're valued as an individual.

    Cons

    The nature of the job can be taxing over time. You have to work weekends and around holidays.

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Oct 12, 2017 – President

    Thanks for the review. I understand how taxing it can be to support an operation that runs 7 days a week and appreciate everyone's effort to make our clubs a great experience for our members.
    Mark... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Healthworks Fitness Centers full-time

    Pros

    Positive reinforcement from managers and staff

    Cons

    Often unrealistic goals, high turnover rate for trainers

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales training, takes ideas from employees and implements them

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate, 100% commission based, being tired all the time since you work early in the morning and late at night, negative work environment because all the employees are tired and grumpy, your fitness manager meetings aren't very helpful and the manager doesn't actually care about how you are doing rather she wants your hours to be up so she doesn't get introuble.

    Advice to Management

    You need to have a base pay out or do something so trainers can focus on helping people rather then selling. Recommending packages to clients because we need to "make the sale" isn't the greatest way of thinking.

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Oct 12, 2017 – President

    Thank you for the feedback, I'm sorry for your experience. Your comment about selling a package only to make a sale is troubling as it is against what we stand for. If you are interested I would... More

  8. "Commission Based"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working for a womens only gym, and I love my coworkers!

    Cons

    Commission is never guarenteed and you work crazy hours.

    Advice to Management

    Help trainers make a salary based pay!

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Oct 12, 2017 – President

    Thank you for the feedback, I am happy to hear you love your coworkers. We have a truly amazing team!

    Regarding your suggestion to have a salery, this is something we have talked extensively... More


  9. "Decent Place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Healthworks Fitness Centers full-time

    Pros

    Free gym membership, most of the little employees there are a joy to work with

    Cons

    poor management at clubs, company politics, high turnover rate with various jobs within the gym, little room for growth.

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Jan 16, 2017 – President

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience working at Healthworks, we strive to do a lot better in all the areas you mention. I would be interested to hear more and any ideas you may have to help make... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love Everything!"

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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

    I have been working at Healthworks Fitness Centers full-time

    Pros

    Family owned business that really cares and values employee opinions.

    Cons

    There are only 5 locations:)

    Healthworks Fitness Centers Response

    Jan 16, 2017 – President

    Thanks for the great review!
    Mark


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