LA Fitness Employee Reviews about "gym"

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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Pros
  • "I was a fan of the free gym membership(in 525 reviews)

  • "free gym membership for employees(in 511 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "lots of gym politics throughout(in 214 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to members' fees(in 212 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Sales driven

      Sep 23, 2021 - Assistant Personal Training Director APTD 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment is for those with a sense of humor, money motivated, fitness enthusiast. gym membership team environment

      Cons

      Long hours...you must love to work or at least not mind being in a gym environment. tough quotas to make bonus you must learn to sell fast or youre not young to make it here

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      PT

      Sep 20, 2021 - Personal Trainer in South Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on where you are, can have good locations.

      Cons

      Big box gym with not great management

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      50/50

      Aug 19, 2021 - Front Desk Receptionist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a lucrative position where you can make more money if you want to. Plus comes with a free membership

      Cons

      There is quick turn around so management is usually not to professional standard. Different managers run certain areas of the gym and clash over different management styles.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      decent for a gym atmosphere

      Aug 11, 2021 - Yoga Teacher in Hartford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free membership, babysitting, good place to start, interested clients, sauna, responsibility for my own class was nice.

      Cons

      they were not kind when I told them I had to leave. The position was not working for me. They said I would have 2 classes and only had one. They put me at a gym that I had to drive further for, that I did not want to do with my infant in the car.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An Anomaly of a Bad Work Environment

      Aug 28, 2021 - Front Desk Operations in Kirkland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get a free gym membership. Some people grace you with conversations throughout the day.

      Cons

      You quantify your mental health for that free gym membership. Seriously, no one should have to go through the bull that this company throws at their disposable workers making less than minimum wage. You are effectively a call center, forced to make a certain number of EFT cleanups and PIF renewals or you get threatened by upper management with docked pay. You are the person that will deal with the angry members complainig about things that are out of your control and depending on if you have a good Operations manager, you may or may not be able to do anything to help with said complaints other than apologizing and getting screamed at. The sales team is ruthless, depending on the specific gym you work at, you may not be able to properly coordinate with the other departments if someone who's is waiting at the front needs help, leaving you to apologize for nothing being done. You can't really call out, since usually no one is willing to cover for you, so there is little to no flexibility with emergencies. You manager should cover but that can create a hostile work environment if you don't have a good relationship with them. There is little room for growth, you will be here until they fire or wear out the nearest operations manager, only then will you have the chance to fight with other FD workers to be promoted and shoved into a new position with little to no training. The work environment in general is pretty toxic, you can't complain to HR because they won't do anything, allowing upper management to take advantage of workers (usually sexually abusing female workers).

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Jul 7, 2021 - Sales in Baltimore, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      What a great experience. It is a grind but worth it.

      Cons

      Long hours. You will be at the gym for most of the day.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      No growth, high turnover

      Jun 25, 2021 - Operation Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get the bring 2 people into the gym with you when you workout for free. Some lousy benefits with cellular companies and auto insurance.

      Cons

      HIgh turnovers, high expectation from management, complaints from gym clients, lousy systems. No room for growth if you are anyone but a manager, however, managers come and go yearly.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Low Pay, High Expectations, Empty Promises

      Jul 12, 2021 - Certified Personal Trainer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You make your own schedule.

      Cons

      You are paid 6$ per 30 minute session, and can be judged harshly. the sessions are not necessarily all together, so you may be at the gym for 2 hours for 12$. They hold the Master Trainer promotion over head like a carrot, but even after you jump through every hoop, there's always a reason you can't have it justttt yet. Horrible work environment.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      it was fine

      Jun 1, 2021 - Gym Guy 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      gym girls were nice to look at

      Cons

      gym guys were mean to me because i smell

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Look for something better

      Jun 7, 2021 - Certified Personal Trainer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Build rapport and strong relationships with clients -Can workout whenever you like -Practice on creating workout programs

      Cons

      -A lot of employee turnover -Can make more money going independent compared to a commercial gym (they usually take more than half of what you could be making if going independent) -Management prefers quantity over quality -Excessive burnout (management expects more and more clients for long periods of time). -Without knowing, someone can adjust your schedule.

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