Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Allentown – July 29, 2015
Pros: easy to get in, no experience required, stepping stone
Cons: terrible pay, no benefits
There is no hourly pay only per training session so if you don't have full appointment book every day you are working full time hours for only the sessions you have during that shift. LA fitness training – more... sessions are only 25 min each which for many clients isn't enough time to get a quality workout. As an employee you don't feel like a member of a community as much as you feel like a single cog in a corporate machine that sees fitness and health as a sellable product and nothing more. It teaches trainers to care less about individual needs and "trick" clients into thinking they are getting a good workout. A full time personal trainer at LA fitness will expect to have over 40 clients and only be paid approximately minimum wage. – less
Great place to begin a career in the fitness industry.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Upland, CA – July 28, 2015
A typical day started off scoping the floor for prospective clients and gathering information on individuals that I felt would benefit from personal training and attempt to close a deal by selling them – more... a package later on. Then the rest of the day would be laid out in front of me. There were never and last minute clients, or, obscure tasks that needed to be finished immediately. Clients came, I trained them, they left. The work load was very structured. I learned how to be more approachable and how to engage prospective clients in a sales environment. – less
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 28, 2015
Pros: Clients, quality of equipment, consistency, predictability
Cons: Strict uniforming standards, Disparagement between styles of trainer from location to location, enormously defined by money rather than health.
Its not a boutique fitness club nor is a local gym. Its a massive corporate gym, filled with with enough policies and procedural rigmarole to annoy the sanest of people. It is consistent and predictable. – more... The clients or members are the best part. They are real people who are there for wholesome reasons and when you are able to help them it makes the average pay and strict nature of the work environment more tolerable. Great place to begin a career in the fitness or health industry. – less
Front Desk Receptionist (Current Employee), Hyattsville, MD – July 27, 2015
Pros: Networking/Meeting new people
Cons: Management Skills/Rude peop;e
A typical day at LA Fitness would require me to check in our guests and handle all incoming calls. I learned how to control my temper working with LA Fitness. Some of our guests were extremely rude and – more... I learned how to "kill them with kindness." I loved all my co-workers, I got along with every single one of them and personally connected with each of them. The hardest part of the job was realizing that all that hard-work I do wasn't properly appreciated. I felt like I had one of the best customer service skills but only the members see that. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with so many different people. I love interacting and socializing so this job is honestly fun to me. – less
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee), Round Lake Beach, IL – July 27, 2015
Pros: Hours are always all over the place, never set schedule.
Cons: Commission wasn't too great for clearup calls.
It was a great place to work, the manager was amazing and always worked with you on your schedule. The entire place felt like a family. You ran the front desk, scanned people in and called on accounts that had past due payments and made $5 for every account you updated.
Cons: working for LA Fitness or buying memberships
trespass daily to populated areas in order to fill required number of leads asked of you. selling Premium memberships to people who only need a single club. harassing phone calls
members should review – more... what they are actually paying for if they are paying more than 30$ a month. the more they get you for the more they make. chances are your paying for racquetball and kids club even though you didn't want either.
management rude dishonest and shady.
did not receive compensation for the hundreds of miles a month you will drive to market.
Pay rate and compensation fluctuates often and high turn over with employees. if you don't sell required Bi-weekly $$$ you wont make anything over minimum wage.
Ignoring multiple problems with equipment and services. woman slipped and fell in the basketball court from AC leak that was known about for almost 2 years.
Its is a great place you gain expereance in goal reachin throgh the effords of yourslef and othe
Personal Training Director (Former Employee), Georgia, Mcdonough – July 22, 2015
Pros: Paid well when yoy hit bouns
Cons: Did'nt as well when you missed bouns
rs. great for sales and marketing,and dealing one on one with customers empolee's. also leaned how to manage profit and loss we had a base eft (electonic funds tanfer) that shows if you growing the the personal trainings servics.
An excellent team of Managers and the Best Customers!
General Manager (Former Employee), Somerdale, NJ – July 22, 2015
LA Fitness was a great place to work. I looked forward to going in to work and tackling my goals. My sales, marketing and management skills were definitely sharpened through their training programs. My – more... in club team was phenomenal and my upper management team were very supportive. The only challenge I had with my employment was the hours. Working 55-65 hours per week as a single mother had begun to take a toll on me and my children. Over all I LOVED my position with the company. – less
Days are long and non stop work. The job is easy but the due to unreliable employees and over priced training, the sales because hard.
Personal Training Director (Former Employee), Mesa, AZ – July 21, 2015
Pros: Gym environment, fun co workers
Cons: Too many hours, pay structure is not good
The company is going down hill due to the pressure that is put on the VP's and managers. The turn over rate is really high because the pay structure is not good. Long hours and job security is not guaranteed.
Area Manager (Former Employee), San Antonio, Tx – July 20, 2015
Pros: Hours, Free Gym membership
Cons: not a lot of room for advancement
Area Managers hire, train, and supervise all Operations Managers to resolve all membership issues, manage payroll and supplies budget, maintain the facility and uphold company standards throughout district.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Melbourne, FL – July 17, 2015
Pros: Schedule Flexibility
Cons: Clients Training Session Times
I have enjoyed my time and employment at the LA FITNESS gym. I've met some great people with wonderful personalities, goals and aspirations. My schedule was very flexible and definitely the best aspect – more... about the job. Being able to move around my training sessions and clients throughout the day was amazing, unfortunately the client's training times were only 30 minutes long. My co-workers were awesome team players and great people to be around, it was a pleasure working with them. – less
Front Desk Operations (Current Employee), Kirkland, WA – July 16, 2015
Pros: Free gym membership
Cons: Sedentary, low pay, low engagement, I have to take abuse from angry customers
A typical day involved me sitting up at the front desk of the Kirkland/Juanita La Fitness. I am required to fold towels and keep the supply of such bolstered by means of washing and collecting towels from – more... repositories. Otherwise I remain at the front desk receiving calls and dealing with customer complaints and such. My manager is a nice person and I enjoy her company but she is rather ineffective at management in general. She switches shifts without telling people sometimes so there is always an element of confusion and mystery when trying to track down your work schedule. I have notified her of my schedule and availability but she tends to just schedule me randomly. I enjoy my co workers presence as they are cheerful and lively. The job is extremely easy and requires very little movement or brain power. I dont enjoy this part as I would like to be on my feet or engaging my brain in some way rather than sedentary. I enjoy my co workers, as that is the best part of my job. – less