Fitness Team Lead, West Jordan (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 27, 2019
Ive worked for Vasa for years as its always been fitness focused. However, in the 12 mos to 18 mos the focus has changed from helping the members achieve fitness to more of a sales, numbers driven focus.
Fitness Counselor (Sales) (Former Employee) – Tooele, UT – February 26, 2019
If you watch a movie about high school and observe the jocks and coaches. That is the atmosphere of Vasa Fitness. The day to day of the company makes you feel like you job is on the line if no one comes in to buy a pass. Yes, calls need to be made and appointments need to be set. The problem is that if the customer doesn't want it, they don't want it. That isn't the sales persons fault. The management seems to motivate by anger, fear, and disgust.
VASA Fitness has the makings to be an incredible company. With so many things that are right, it is truly a shame that, at least in some locations, there are so many things that are wrong. With the quick expansion they are attempting, there is a glaring lack of organization and communication between corporate and each branch. In addition to this, the fantastic culture that VASA is striving to maintain is suffocated by the cutthroat sales environment and faulty operations communication. There is hardly a balance between civil conflict resolution and heated confrontation as well. Either a blind eye is turned or there is employee and manager turnover. As stated before, the saving grace of VASA Fitness is the uplifting culture, at least when it's not being drowned by regurgitated motivational speeches found on social media. In conclusion, I recommend getting a membership, but I strongly recommend looking for employment elsewhere.
Free membership, can wear shorts to work
Poor management, lack of organization, inconsistent expectations
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Utah – December 26, 2018
I worked for the company for several years. They did have fairly competitive pay for a personal trainer when I left. However you had to get most of your clients on your own to really succeed. That would normally be fine But they micromanage everything. All PT sales goes through the sales team and they have to close the deals. If they close it you get a new client but you split the commission. The only control you have over the sale is a great workout before you drop them off to the salesman. They are in the process of building to sale and no longer care about the people that work for them or the clients that sign up. They just want to build a grand illusion of success in order to sale in a year or so. Most of my friends that still worked for the company after I left have now quit or are extremely unhappy with the new direction of the company.
Greet clients and check in each member (Current Employee) – Murray, UT – December 8, 2018
Working for Vasa is like any other retail job just without the folding of clothes. It’s definitely a fun place to work at and to get motivated to workout. You meet fun people and get to hear some of their stories of what they have accomplished so far in their workouts.
Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – November 8, 2018
A tyrpical day at work consisted of getting up at 1:50am to be there at 3:30am. This would give me enough time to open up the gym, turn on all the TV's, check for any trash, and to start the system up.
Childcare Staff (Former Employee) – American fork Utah – November 7, 2018
Recently got a new manager at the American fork Vasa. There is a male employee working in the childcare who yells at the kids and it’s allowed. Other staff members <management> yells at the kids and tries to run it like a preschool and how is that possible the kids are only there for a short amount of time etc it creates stress. Last manager was fired for gossip. But she was kind to the children and members were happy. I quit yesterday. And would never recommend anyone taking their kids there
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Orem, UT – October 14, 2018
Loved working at the Corporate Office in Orem, UT! I learned so much in my time here and grew professionally with my amazing coworkers. It is a fast growing company which provides lots of opportunities for growth.
never go there definitely don't work there pay is too low management has no common sense too high of a turn over
GM (Former Employee) – Midvale, UT – September 26, 2018
accused of harassment never told what i did wrong was laid off. they handled the situation all wrong had not even received a verbal warning was told cooperate would be in contact with me and had to call them.
Cycling Instructor (Current Employee) – Clinton, UT – September 20, 2018
It's so great to come into work and be greeted by friendly faces! From staff to members, I would recommend VASA to anyone! VASA has a fun, motivating environment that makes it enjoyable to come to work.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – September 16, 2018
Overall the environment can be pretty positive depending on who your coworkers are and which location you're working at. Turnover rate is high. Had 4 different managers in my 1 year of employment. Left because company wouldn't relocate me to a location with more traffic and current pay wasn't cutting it for me.
Fitness Coach (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City – August 20, 2018
With the change in leadership and the many company changes, employees are feeling undervalued and expendable. People who have been working for the company for years feel confused and not taken care of. It is a great job for a year or two but not a career path.
Can help set your own schedule, can make decent money with a low degree
unstructured, minimal benefits, don't have much of a voice
The management is terrible and does not advocate for their employees
Child Care Attendant in the KidCare (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – August 5, 2018
I loved my co-workers, but the management is horrible. They do not listen to their employees, do not advocate for them and do not follow policies. The KidCare manager is unqualified, doesn't handle confrontation appropriately, and is not a leader. When concerns from employees are brought up, management does not listen or advocate for anyone except themselves. It is very frustrating to have a manager that is not capable of managing or doing their job.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – American Fork, UT – June 27, 2018
Work is busy. It's all about people, so if that's you then this job is great. It's competitive so if you're not on the top of your game you will get pushed aside or replaced. They don't provide good benefits, and you don't get enough time off for how much you work. As a personal trainer you're at the bottom of the totem pole and it's very noticeable. Management runs VASA like a fast food chain which means they make decisions based off the business not the people. I love my job because I love the people and helping them but its not the place for you if you don't have a really strong WHY.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – June 3, 2018
I worked as a front desk receptionist while in college and it was great. I loved the people and the culture of the gym. It made it fun to come into work. I know this is not the case at the Utah gyms, culture sucks in Utah. The longer I stayed, the more I saw the management decrease which is why i am glad i left when I did.