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Vida Fitness Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Not the best management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vida Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Great facilities you can use, good people working with you

    Cons

    front desk management isn't run well. Schedules change all the time.


  2. "It's a job!"

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    Former Employee - Membership Consultant
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership and good facilities.

    Cons

    Long hours & little room to grow. Also a competive environment as there is not a good way to track which MC's turn it is for walk ins. MC's are expected to generate their own sales by attending events, something that other departments should be handling.

  3. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best company ever, my favorite job! I loved the people, and the management!

    Cons

    There was no health insurance benefits unless you are management.


  4. "Don't be fooled by the glamorous facade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice equipment, lots of amenities, pays well, well known local business, lgbtq friendly environment, attractive staff and patrons, full service wellness

    Cons

    Terrible (barely existent) employee benefits, no sick leave, nearly impossible to get PTO, seedy and judgmental environment, cliquey staff and management, riddled with nepotism, overcrowded, expensive,

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees based on qualifications not connections, treat ALL employees with respect, focus on luxury WITHOUT exclusivity


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can Do Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free membership, discounted personal training/group fitness packages

    Cons

    Favoritism/Cliques are silent bullies with some racially bias agendas;

    no emotional support, stress levels remain high, you get thrown under the bus often even after doing exactly as your told, and do not get sick or have chronic health issues that will take you away from work longer than a month or you will be replaced;

    there's an unspoken expectation of devoted loyalty that you will find yourself giving that can eventually or slowly replace family with work. This is scary when you lose it all and yourself before realizing you can be replace due to the "at will" commonwealth disclosure. Your days off are always on-call and if salaried there's no such thing as a mental day off;

    The environment doesn't support families in a sense that upper management can be understanding to a certain extend. For those with kids must find a way to balance work-home life. When school is closed (or half a day), sometimes it would be convenient to bring your child to work for a couple of hours. In this case, there is only location that offers babysitting service and can be a great help...half of the time. Now that their operating hours are cut with a small raise in the monthly fee, it's a catch 22. To parents, it's a tale tale sign of a soon to be closed area. Seen this too many times before and so unfortunate as that team is one of the most loyal people, I believe, in the entire company. I guess that is what happens when it isn't a licensed daycare and just another shortcut method to save money. A small room where the staff must make the best of it. From what I heard, many know the housekeeping staff more than the kids zone staff. I guess they didn't want the world to know big girls are beautiful, too. You won't find them as a poster girl but expect to find ones like them to buy personal training and nutrition packages often. But anyway- Now, that the area is still closed cleaning up after a fire or water damage a month later, all of the hard work those ladies did with the kids is all gone. To hear about parents reverting back to depression because they lost momentum after having the baby seems to put them in a far worse position than where they started. It's bad enough that there's no youth fitness programming like other gyms, but I guess this is the silent way of saying that this fitness club isn't family oriented. A great place to meet someone to start a family, but after that you might as well move on;

    It was nice to the gym allow the housekeeping team a day off for A Day Without Immigrants. It would be nicer to treat them like humans, too. To watch that team tirelessly work day in and day feeling like they are good enough to talk to the other employees is horrible. So what if their English is isn't that great. A set of tired or sad eyes need no translation.

    Don't expect a pay raise after a few years unless you become an at-service consultant part-time. If you are required to sell membership as a non membership consultant, you must fight to keep the few you worked for as snatching prospects is apart of the livelihood.

    Advice to Management

    Many say that upper management don't listen to their staff. They actually do listen! It is their follow up and how it is handled that baffles everyone. Either your ideas are great enough to assist in more revenue or an indication that they've hire the wrong person.

    The training that should be provided isn't pure and true. Too many exceptions to the policy seem to be the way to go with the learn as you go method. The one thing I had to conclude their (does not apply to all managers) definition of team is "to effectively assist me" and this is by how one approaches and maintain connection with their team.

    There must be a solid professional and personal line to be adhered to at all times. When things get ugly, it shows and everyone in love suffers.

    The motto is "to make your life better". Not sure if this can be applied to all of the employees. The hire up you go in the company, the more you find yourself separating from your staff. Not sure if that was the intention to fight for humanity in public and not justify it in house.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vida Fitness (More than a year)

    Pros

    Energetic work environment.
    Free gym membership to all locations.
    State of the art facilities, with the newest equipment.
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Drama and gossip between both employees and members.
    Cliquey atmosphere. If you're not part of it better off looking for an other job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same, no bias based on "friendships"


  7. "Front Desk Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vida Fitness part-time

    Pros

    great team members and managers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    gym facility has too many problems

  8. "Transition job"

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

    Pros

    Free membership to gym
    Flexible schedule for staff

    Cons

    Lack of Communication
    Cliques in company

    Advice to Management

    Really talk to your employees and help them as much as possible.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vida Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Flex Time
    Great connections
    Free Gym Membership
    Good Organizational Culture

    Cons

    Cliquey
    No Room for Growth
    Upper Management (unreasonable expectations)
    Middle Management stressed because of Upper Management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees at all levels and don't treat employees differently based on the salary that they make.


  10. "VIDA Fitness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    VIDA is a positive place to work, with energetic people encouraging you to do your best.

    Cons

    Gym is busy with people


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