Pros: knowledge gained, friendships gained and management skills in operations, as well as experience in sales and fitness in general.
Cons: i had just received my grant for health care right before we closed, wasn't so great but i realized starting over is a part of life
A typical day at work there was always fun, we were a tight knit fitness family who actually did well in sales but still kept the love for fitness alive. I learned everything there in terms of fitness and I loved my co workers very much. Some of us though we were forced to move on, are still very close friends to this day. The hardest part of my job was taking on failing clubs, however, it is also what helped me to promote myself quickly because I took clubs that were at 60% back to well over 100% very quickly. It was very hard to let go because I feel as though I was only going up, I was just on the verge of another promotion when the acquisition happened and that was tough but I learned a lot about putting pride to the side and proving to people even if you get knocked down you can get back up again at entry level and sky rocket to higher places if that's what you truly want. Dedication and drive are key and I learned that there.