Team Member (Current Employee) – Cary, NC – March 14, 2018
It depends on the day but the job can either be extremely quick-paced or slow as a turtle. The management lacks scheduling skills, will put you on the schedule not following your hours and on days that you had taken off prior. Also, the pay is not good at all. I was told I would be given a raise and I have been paid minimum wage for a year and a half. People who have been hired since I was instantly get paid more than me, even though I typically work harder than the majority of the workers. The coworkers are typically great to work with and make the environment fun, but management dampens the mood immensely.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – March 13, 2018
I did not enjoy my time at Life Time. They tell you that you can make your own schedule after 6 months, but that is not true. They also have a position called onboarding specialist. These are the people who are the best at sales. The job of the onboarding specialist is to help fill your schedule with clients, or prospective clients. People are imperfect, though, so what ends up happening is that the specialists fill their own schedules so that they will make more money, and the people who can't do onboarding sessions, everyone but the specialists, suffer because they can't make sales and they don't get any new clients. It is a flawed system to say the least.
Operations Team Member (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – March 12, 2018
Staff is friendly to members but will always choose the members over their own staff. They do not handle problems with employees in a respectful manner and have a high turnover rate due to the way they treat their employees. Other locations are much better to work at.
Camp Counselor / Party Hostess (Former Employee) – Woodstock, GA – March 12, 2018
It was really fast paced and I loved getting to know all the kids. They range from ages 5-12 and we were always doing fun activities. It made the day seem shorter and it felt less like a job! Only problem was waking up so early for shifts.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Berkeley Heights, NJ – March 11, 2018
Working in the kids activities department helped me grow as a leader and taught me how to be innovative and think fast. The kids are so much fun to interact with and it was very rewarding to see my impact on them.
Group Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) – Anonymous – March 11, 2018
Lifetime was great, except for a few things... I was employed as a group fitness instructor and I loved it!. Management could do better, there was a lot to be desired there. Just know what you're getting into before you take a job there. It can be a fun part time job, but you are expected to be there full time. It is a BEAUTIFUL facility, there are a lot of GREAT teammates that you get to work with.
Free membership, beautiful facility, fun environment
There is definite favoritism, low pay for the expectations, it isnt just a part time job you are expected to be there daily even as a part time employee
Life Cafe Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Parker, CO – March 9, 2018
The guests are a bunch of snotty, entitled a******* who allow their children to run around and scream without holding them accountable. The GM has no business running a team of people and is nothing more than a corporate puppet. The trainers look down on everyone who isn't them and go into the cafe and destroy the place, don't clean up after themselves, and won't even push in their chairs. The teenagers that work there don't listen to anything and you can't gripe or yell at them because the company says that that you can't do that.
overall I would not recommend working at lifetime fitness. there are some good managers but most of them have no idea what they are doing. management and corporate play serious favorites and hardly give opportunities for advancement. pay is bad.
short breaks, bad pay, bad managers and corporate managers.
Kids Activities Team Member (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – March 8, 2018
The children's center is relaxed but you always have to pay close attention to your surroundings. It is our responsibility to keep the children safe while having a good time. Interaction with kids and their parents are crucial, and so is a positive attitude.
Discounts on food and membership
No tips, schedules were not very organized, payment was low
I was the Kids Activities Supervisor in the Childcare Center at Lifetime Fitness. I enjoyed interacting with the families and their children to help them grow and develop. I was very dedicated to that job and enjoyed the atmosphere, however there was limited room for growth and opportunity within the company.
Operations Facility Team Member (Current Employee) – Henderson, NV – March 7, 2018
The company is nice, but the average work day really sucks. It’s constantly cleaning the same locker room for 8 hours. It’s very repetitive. It is literally walking back and forward for 8 freaking hours.