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LA Fitness Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Free gym membership & part-time flexibility (in 251 reviews)

  • You get a free membership for any LA Fitness in the US (in 245 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't really know, high turnover rate (in 55 reviews)

  • Ridiculously long hours if you want to make any decent money (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible hours (can come early and leave early), have 980

    Cons

    just 3 sick days per year!, 80 hours vacations and just 5 or 6 paid holidays per year! Need to work the day after Thanksgivings too.


  2. "Not my favorite"

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    Former Employee - Operation in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Operation in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LA Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free gym membership was good

    Cons

    No job security was bad

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the turn over rate of employess

  3. "Very shady company."

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make decent money if you put in the hours.
    Good sales experience!
    Free membership.
    1 hour break but my co workers are almost to scared of our GM to even take theirs hahaha

    Cons

    Need to be working min 60 hour weeks to make any real money.
    The whole company is so outdated, they don't put any effort into revitalizing the systems they put into use like 10 years ago.
    They lie a lot about advancement opportunities.
    Your GM will most likely lie about how much they make.
    Cold calling.
    LA fitness doesn't spend any money on marketing, instead they have sales counselors go out every day and gather leads in parking lots/malls/stores. Etc...


  4. "general manager for 6 years"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work , can make alot of money in a fun laid back job .

    Cons

    Alot of hours and always 6 days a week. But well worth it for our compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Some random days off here and there to recharge your batteries .


  5. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The members and the employees are very pleasant

    Cons

    Very slow with preparing equipment and personal trainers do not look the part of trainers when it comes to being fit.

    Advice to Management

    To manage their facilities and not just hire whoever comes for an interview. Trainers should have to be tested with doing a program.


  6. "Operations most ideal for students"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership & part-time flexibility.

    Cons

    Constant change in management; upper management is widely known for their drug use, unethical debt collecting values.

    Advice to Management

    Obtain a more respectable upper management who can value employees.


  7. "Kids Kub Attendant/Front Desk Attendant"

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    Current Employee - KIDS KLUB Attendant/Receptionist in Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - KIDS KLUB Attendant/Receptionist in Dunwoody, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA Fitness part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    free membership nationwide/ nice members/locations everywhere

    Cons

    minimum wage/ bad operations management/ have to work multiple departments without extra pay/ no holiday pay/no benefits / no overtime

    Advice to Management

    pay better/ pay fair/give raises/ appreciate the staff/give more hours/be organized

  8. "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manager is flexible/willing to work with college student schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to get off for last minute emergencies


  9. "operations coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great gym with great members

    Cons

    high pressure almost every week

    Advice to Management

    better sales strategy


  10. "Fitness Instructor - Limited Possibilities"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom of schedule, ability to pick up shifts, easy to get subs, friendly staff

    Cons

    Limited music choices - makes it difficult, not able to host extra activities (instructor trainings), no extra support, LA Fitness is 'cheap' - they will not pay for extra music licences, pay for AC in Texas Summer ("controlled by Cali home office")


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