Equinox Fitness Pilates Instructor Reviews

Updated 31 Jan 2020

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  1. "Good Perks, Low Incentive, No Advancement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free membership at your home club, little to no workplace drama

    Cons

    equinox puts a lot, if not all of its resources toward its personal training program and then gets upset when the pilates department doesn’t hit its goals. personal trainers are given endless opportunities to learn, grow, continue their education, and build their business while pilates instructors are given close to nothing. pilates instructors will pay for all of their continuing ed. certs (while being paid less) that won’t get them a promotion or raise because the most we can make is $45/session

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    "Work/life balance hard"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the clubs are top notch

    Cons

    the work/life balance is horrible. All they care about is hitting goal and conversion rates

  3. "Experience depends on manager"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Instructor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great pay and bonuses -Flexibility in schedule -Great people to work with -Free continuing education workshops -Free club membership -Discounts on spa, PT services, and juice bar

    Cons

    -Have to make sales to build clientele -Comp sessions

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  4. "Smooth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pilates Instructor in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Streamline and clear, great internal training and support.

    Cons

    Private club so you must be a member in order to train with me.

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    "Stressful"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The clients are nice and I lived working with them.

    Cons

    They only care about making money and reaching their goal. They do not care about instructor or management. The pay is low compared to other instructor jobs in the Bay area.

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  6. "Know that it’s a HUSTLE"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor 

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Get health insurance and amenities

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get clients

  7. Helpful (9)

    "Smoke & Mirrors - Walk the Talk!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free gym membership and discounts for shop, food & spa. Some great clients, nice equipment.

    Cons

    Management, management, management. It’s like Lord of the Rings. Very immature, mostly under 28 years old. Managers have no training, or at least seems like it. Horrible backstabbing, if a manager is threatened or has it out for you, s/he will make your life miserable. The sales aspect is grueling and unfair. Expiring comp and comp sessions paid lower than low. Morale is low because management does NOTHING to drive beyond pounding for “conversions” of members to buy training packages. Is there heart? No. Managers are scrambling to make numbers at the expense of clients and trainers. If you are in with the in, then you access zombieville, a population of desperate, ignorant, mean and mostly unqualified people. Hey, equinox—ever heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs? Teach and train managers about MANAGEMENT. Humans are valued assets, not consumable commodities. I have seen so many unethical, manipulative behaviors among management, the fortress will eventually crumble. Seriously, can Equinox deliver if turn over is so high and morale so low? Can Equinox treat employees like valued individuals? Or am I simply an outcast?

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  8. "Equinox"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Instructor 
    Recommends

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful and clean facility. Autonomy as an instructor. Supportive boss. Ability to exercise and take classes as desired.

    Cons

    Difficult sales with high prices and competition.

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    "Pilates Instructor"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Pilates Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hip place to work, great equipment, perks of being able to use the gym and trade services among other fitness and spa professionals.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to boutique Pilates studios. Equinox charges market standard private Pilates rates to gym members, but pays out very low percentage to instructors. Turn over rate is high because of this.

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    "Incorrect salary estimate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great members Clean environment High end fitness facility

    Cons

    Overpriced to members Underpaid and undervalued employees Poor management and branding High turn over Hiring under trained instructors This salary estimate is way off. I work 10-15 hours per week at the highest pay rate available in my department, with no chance to earn more. After taxes on average I take home less than $2000/month that's $24,000 a year. No where close to $91,000!! They do not have the clientele to support one instructor making that much. Our studio on average has 2-3 instructors scheduled in at one time, and no one's schedule is completely booked. Don't know anyone that's making $91,000 from Equinox Pilates.

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