Good work environment, but pay is low, and commission is delayed and/or partially based on corporate minimums.
Pros: Youthful Vibe
Cons: Low Pay
A typical workday is filled with tours of the facility and taking care of the existing customer base. Multitasking is a must, especially during the early hours and the later ones, where an employee may many times be alone.
One of the main things you learn on this job is how to handle a variety of people. Most are good folks, but some come at you in a hostile manner, especially when they don't want to abide by a policy (which they had to agree to in the first place to even join the club). Other than that, you learn how to pace yourself with the flow and rhythm of potential members, and how to build awesome rapport. And one thing is for sure: Any shyness brought into the workplace will eventually melt away. The job requires it.
Both the management and co-workers are a pleasure to work with. This is primarily because a younger crowd (early 20s) is usually hired, many who are in college and/or stay at home. As a result, the typical stresses of the adult world are rare. At the same time, immaturity and profanity can sometimes be abundant. But not always. And there are those who seek advise as they pursue a more professional mien.
As for the hardest part of the job, it would most definitely be difficult members. However, this can also be very rewarding, especially when one of their problems are tackled, and you come out triumphant. Moreover, learning about the various member's lives can also be enjoyable, since the gym is a melting pot of diversity and experience.