It was a typical corporate tornado of part-timers and half-way serious athletes coming in and out of the doors daily. It was hard to get most of the trainers to focus long-enough to develop legitimate programs. Most clients are more vain in their goals and obsessed with appearance rather than form, function, and health. Typical gym buffs get all their scientific data from the most recent Men's Health or Muscle & Strength magazine. It would have been nice to have some of the managing trainers teach the newbies and youngsters a strong foundation in Strength & Conditioning rather than overly complicated exercises and weird isolation movements with useless equipment making it look "fancy". The compensation was fair, although the pricing for the sessions was a little steep. I earned a decent penny managing the Personal Training team, a rotating team of 10 trainers tops, most who were ghosts even though I paid them prospecting hours I technically wasn't supposed to and split my monthly bonus with everyone equally depending on how much was sold. All in all it was a good experience. No where near the flexibility of a private gym, but, there was the security of the corporate structure. Eh, I made the most out of it and took advantage of every opportunity I could, trying to honestly help my clients reach their goals without excessive marketing gimmicks or overly pushy sales of supplements they don't actually need or aren't even worth the money.
Structure, a massive amount of members, fair compensation for management only
Wasn't worth it unless you were in a management or assistant management position