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.
The manager is horrible the job is great and easy I'd you work wit a good pace but team work isnt the best but all of those are still hundreds of times better than the manager she's rude, inconsiderate, extremely defensive, and has a my-way-or-the-highway mindset. Honestly the worst manager I've had ever. Other than that the job itself is an ideal part time wit low hours generally 4 a day n a set weekly schedule with bi weekly pay
Assist General Manager in daily office operations (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – March 16, 2019
Ive learned a great deal while working at Golds , and also staying in shape with the many classes and weight training programs they offer. Met some fabulous people in my tenure their..and my most enjoyable aspect is helping people in various areas around the gym. While it can be a fast paced environment its also a fun and exciting .
Fitness Consultant (Current Employee) – Newburgh, NY – March 14, 2019
My day always begins checking messages via email or our communication system. Following up and contacting new leads. Assisting members with any issues, process new agreements and memberships. The culture was fast paced yet fun. Hitting team goals always most enjoyable part of the job
Great people, beautiful facility help people achieve results
High stress, hostile environment, dishonest sales tactics, micromanagement
Membership Sales (Former Employee) – Reading, MA – March 14, 2019
working at this place was a nightmare. the turnover rate is unheard of and the amount of stress put on the membership salesmen for what little advertising the company does is absurd. the owners constantly cut the budget of advertising and commission while pushing us to sell more memberships. It was also hard to feel good about what i did at the end of the day. I'd close every deal knowing that if the potential member actually knew all the details about the agreement that they would MOST CERTAINLY look elsewhere.
Laid back because the business is extremely slow
you have the owners/managers breathing down your throat 24/7, High stress, Low pay
Great culture but there is always room for improvement
Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) – Hollywood, CA – March 14, 2019
I enjoy working for Gold's Gym--my team at the Hollywood location (my home location), and the team at Glendale are wonderful, as are my clients and class participants. I struggle with the pay rates and benefits as the cost of living in the Los Angeles area is very expensive, and Gold's does not provide competitive pay versus some of the other gyms. I am very loyal to the organization and just wish they would consider reevaluating our compensation.
Kid's Club Team Member (Current Employee) – Midlothian, VA – March 14, 2019
Being responsible for all of the kids that come into the area is key and making sure they are engaged in something to do. Maintaining eyesight on all kids to communicate their whereabouts. You can be relaxed at some points during the job but when kids start piling in, you have to be on the point of your toes.
Group fitness instructor (Former Employee) – Conroe, TX – March 13, 2019
Working at Golds gym was great i would meet new people and go about helping them on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I taught youth classes which were amazing and I enjoyed helping children get stronger and grow. I helped many people loose fat and gain muscle and that was the greatest reward. Unfortunately the company and management are shady they lie to people who want personal training and lock them into contracts they cannot afford or get out of. Thats why i left the had increased their rhetoric and lied more and more.
Aerobics instructor, receptionist, member services (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – March 11, 2019
When I was employed at Gold's Gym, the facility was clean and organized. Personal training was offered by independent contractors. I was hired as an aerobics instructor, receptionist, and facility maintainence which included wiping down tanning beds and weight equipment, vacuuming, and tidying up locker rooms after hours.
Kids Club Associate (Former Employee) – Richardson, TX 75080 – March 9, 2019
I had applied to be a clerk/receptionist but i was put to work for kids club. I did asked to my manager if i would get started training to become a clerk and was told yes. Only 2 days i was trained and i was put to kids club because i was a mom myself, did not apply to take care of other kids other than mine.
Management at my particular location (Westview) was very poor. There was little respect given to employees, poor communication in terms of scheduling and fair distribution of work. Little care is also given to the equipment and resources available at the gym, making work for employees difficult and the satisfaction of the gym among clients poor as well.