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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  • low pay; minimum wage is inadequate for what's expected at the front desk since you're not just there to scan people in (in 15 reviews)

  • Front desk staff is often left to handle the entire gym for most of their shift ( for minimum wage pay) (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lead trainer/ Fm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitness Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fitness Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Sports Club part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can train in any Nysc once you get promoted .

    Cons

    Company is always changing and they went public

    Advice to Management

    The people that run the company should have a exercise science degree. They always hire outside the company with no experience in fitness. Stop cutting people, they are the foundation of fitness. T


  2. "Membership Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Commission potential is unlimited. Free gym membership. You get to help people decide to live a healthy lifestyle. Good people.

    Cons

    Paid minimum wage plus commission. If you work at a low traffic gym you are going to get less sales. They focus on prospecting so that you do not have to rely solely on walk ins but you are basically calling and annoying people that have been called numerous times before. Management makes you go walk around prospecting when you are missing walk in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being unrealistic. The leads are overused and call drives rarely work for a membership consultant. Many just book false appointments so that they can get management off of their backs. Also a tactic used at my location was to punish a mc by not allowing them any walk in traffic unless they book a certain number of appointments. Bad management strategy!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Personal trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall this type of job works well if you are in school full time and still need to make a living. Great benefits and networking are a plus.

    Cons

    Management can be very demanding when it comes to satisfying you quotas which tend to lead to high stress and a lot of competition.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise a more subtle approach to having individual and team number met. Friendly competition is fine but micromanagement on sales package should not be the main focus.


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  5. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to meet and work with some great people. The size of the company and number of clubs in one region provided many opportunities for growth and development. It was not uncommon for club & area managers to have started on the front lines.
    Successes were acknowledged (sometimes monetarily).

    Cons

    New leadership has shown little loyalty to those that had dedicated years to the company. Recent labor cuts have left many club teams scrambling to keep the clubs running at the level the members have come to expect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen closely to your front line team members. The members are telling them what needs to be done to be successful in this ever changing industry.


  6. "Swim Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, clean facilities and work environment

    Cons

    CRAP PAY. Peanuts!! If that. You are lucky to make $12 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more and pay them what they deserve!


  7. "Good money but you need to generate sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time

    Pros

    Good money (If you have a number of clients)
    Free gym membership

    Cons

    Unreachable quotas for most people
    Very pushy on sales


  8. Helpful (3)

    "membership sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Membership Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time

    Pros

    free gym,free classes,thats about it used to be great but company is going down hill all the money goes to the BD's who do nothing

    Cons

    cutting peoples hours,no more commission,do more work than you are paid

    Advice to Management

    cutting corners ruins the experience for memebers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "NYSC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sayville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sayville, NY

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You received a free gym membership and there were flexible hours.

    Cons

    It was often hard to find coverage for shifts.


  10. "Front desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Forest Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Forest Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Sports Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is well organized and the people are nice there.

    Cons

    People have some attitude when I try my best helping.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Sports Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free membership. Many nice clean locations

    Cons

    Change of shifts. It's less then part time.



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