A great place to learn sales if you are motivated to work in the fitness industry.
Sales Manager/Fitness Consultant (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – March 2, 2018
I worked for a franchise so my experience may differ from someone at corporate Gold's Gym locations. I hit the phones for 50 plus calls a day. Prospected the local area for new leads. Got referrals from members and took walk-ins. I would also do corporate events as well. The culture was loose and fun for the most part. You are in a gym so everyone is normally in a good mood. That's what I loved. The hard part was trying to get forward in terms of sales and promotion. That could also be my fault too.
Meeting athletes, Gym membership is free, Community events, Sales Training.
Kid's Club Associate (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – October 19, 2018
pretty relaxed except for the fact that people come in and out like a revolving door. The amount of new staff that gets flooded in and out all the time is insane. no one ever stays and if they do, it's bc the gym is their whole life.
Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – October 17, 2018
From the start there was high management turnover with many essential positions (GGX manager, for instance) being eliminated. This made it difficult to communicate with management and harder to get needs met as an instructor.
Front Desk Receptionist/Baby sitter (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – October 16, 2018
Communication isn’t clear with management, management isn’t there most of the time, management rely on employees to manage everything / do their job. It’s a great company, the culture is friendly to any community, but it’s more stressful than it seems working there. On the upside you will meet people, develop knowledge in the fitness industry, and grow a trust with the members and others in the community. You will be apart of something bigger than just your life. it’s an overall great company but like any other business I guess management gets comfortable with their job, authority, and how much of an asset to the company they are. No offense to the Golds gym or any one who works there. Don’t be opposed to doing things against the policy and rules to keep your job and good outlook with management. Agree with doing things that could get you into to trouble ,if you did them alone, if someone else is doing it. Try to fit in and kiss butt and you should keep your job. Be there when they need you, but when you ask for more hours they will say something about hour cuts. The place is always out of supplies, never has supplies on time to keep clean. But overall through all the horrible times I’ve had here, I’ve had some good days, I made the best out of the worst days. I continued to strive even when I felt that the work environment was hostile and everyone looked at me strangely or found no favor in me and the managements way of resolving things was not working or fair. Working here has changed my life, the pay sucks especially when housing in the area is as expensive as it is. Althoughmore... the lives and people you will encounter; the different people in the community who join the gym to keep in shape, stay healthy and train... will be worth it in a way. You will definitely practice valuing others above yourself at all times. love, strength and wellness is the somewhat motto of the gym. I enjoyed working there a lot , I’ve met so many great people from all over the world. The best part was being apart of a business that welcomes people from everywhere to work out. The gym is literally for any gym person, not just bikini competitors or body builders but for beginners, first timers, one nighters , visitors and travelers from anywhere ... I tried my best to support the company while I was there and that mattered most to me. I’m thankful for the opportunity to have worked at one of the greatest commercial gyms in the world. It was a blessing. The experience will always be a souvenir of the efforts I gave, opportunities I took advantage of and lives I became apart of while working there. God bless them.less
Free membership, discount
Hard work, Low pay, no raise, no PTO, Management, co workers, work environment
BollyX Instructor (Current Employee) – Simi Valley, CA – October 16, 2018
I enjoy working with others. I have great communication skills interacting with others at the gym. I love dancing with participants at the gym. Love seeing participants happy after a great BollyX workout. I rate Gold's Gym five stars.
Front Desk managment (Former Employee) – Laredo, TX – October 14, 2018
A typical day at work would be answering back to customer emails, reviewing paperwork and greeting customers. I learned a lot about time management and how to hire. The hardest part of the job would be to make sure the staff does what they need to be doing and making sure customers pay their memberships. The best part would be how my staff and i are like family.
MEMBER SERVICES/FRONT DESK (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – October 9, 2018
golds gym in wintergreen plaza in rockville was a nice environment to work in. Would sometimes be needed to work shifts at other locations. It was very fast paced at peak hours, taught me how to multitask at a young age.
Gold's Gym is a great company, the one I work at at least. Great management great team, great district manager. Pay is a little low but if you want a low stress environment where they push for individuality as well as team work this is a job you would like to work at.