If you were in charge, what would you do to make LA Fitness a better place to work?
I was in charge , I would pay my employees Holidays pay and sick and vacation
In Chicago quick and easy . I was asked a few questions about my profession and how can I improve my classes and my future goals as an employee. I had to give a introduction and performance as if I was in front of a class. And was asked when could I start. In Taxes where I have relocated and had my records of back ground transfered to the regional director. She sent me a video to watch, told me to contact her back if I decide that if I thought it would be what I want to do. I did that the same day and they never called back. How terrible with all the foot work and open communication line that I had between here and Chicago going to make sure I would be rehired to one of the clubs here. It what I love to do and I'm dam good at it.
It is a culture of take as much money from the customer as possible. Lie, cheat and mislead so that you make your sales. If you’re a trainer it is worse because you’re severely underpaid. You are micro managed by people with zero management skills and are only threatened never rewarded for your performance. In summary, the culture throughout this company is horrible.
In Chicago I was part time, a group staff instructor. I didn't want to come in
a manager position. I wanted to start off at entry-level to see the true whole scope of how the employees were treated and then make a choice to move up from there. So my hours were flexible. I was able to work four different locations two subers two inner city locations; which allowed me to be more diverse. I loved it. And when I gave up some locations. I found replacements first by attending their class or inviting to my class and was able to train others to jump start and take over the classes and keep the members interest in the transitioning to make it easy for the instructor and members transition as an Aqua Fitness instructor.
Change the clocking in and out system. By doing so you will save so much money (as SO many steal from the company) and hopefully with that money you can make the pay across the board a little more competitive. Add the option to elect STD and LTD have us pay for it but give it to management as an option especially seeing that you allow your managers to go unpaid during leave in most states.
I did leave because they paid so poorly, never fully made up for lost pay from a managers error and actually tracked my twitter account and accused me of stealing clients. Didn’t even use twitter for fitness information.
If you are a Kids Klub Attendant, then you could work 3-4 hours a shift, and up to 7-8 hours a day if you are scheduled for both the morning and afternoon shifts.