Your Typical Large Coorporation
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 25, 2016
Benefits and freedom of schedule (Once you hit a certain amount of revenue) are about the only good things about working for Life Time.
It is 100% commission, meaning unless you are selling or training, you are not making money. Meaning all of the hard work put into marketing yourself and building relationships with people enough to ask for thousands of dollars from them are all unpaid hours.
They hook you by telling you how much you can possibly make-I was told 60K/ year.....I have two degrees and two certifications and I am making less than 40/year while still being someone on the team who puts in a ton of work. I have taken on projects and program management positions, but remember-those aren't selling or training, so those are all pretty much volunteer hours.
I love that Life Time incorporates nutrition, education, and exercise in their programs, so it really is the best place to go if you want to get results....but for a pretty penny. Having to sit for an hour and convince some kid who is just there to play basketball with his buddies happens often. Again-not training, and no sales, so free hour!
Also, the commission is so uneven. It is based on your revenue trailing average, so it can change if you have a bad month. Personal training gives you the most money per sale and service, while supplements, nutrition, labs, and lots of other things are only a 10% commission. So if you have an awesome month of 12k revenue from supplements, vs someone who has a 12K month with Personal training, you will be making hundreds less.
discounts and access to classes and equipment for workouts any time.
no work/life balance if you want it to be a lucrative job