Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
498 Reviews

2.9
498 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 39 reviews)

  • I loved having a free gym membership for myself and a deep discount for my spouse (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management flirts with teenage male staff, rather than managing (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front desk representative

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Lawrenceville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Lawrenceville, GA (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Young environment. You get a free membership. Can meet a lot of people and network.

    Cons

    Long hours. Standing up for long periods of time. Dealing with really rude customers. Lots of task. Very high turnover rate with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teaches focus and great accountability skills

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    Current Employee - Department Head  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    You aren't micromanaged, ability to grow and develop, great atmosphere...

    Cons

    High pressure, at times you feel like your job will be pulled from up under you right then

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effective communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great bosses, terrible programming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coon Rapids, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    -All employees super nice
    -Bosses relaxed and accommodating

    Cons

    -Low pay for the amount of responsibilities
    -Terrible shifts
    -Required online training is useless, monotonous, and a time waster that you don't get paid for

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor  in  Berkeley Heights, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Berkeley Heights, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FREE membership!
    Great team of instructors!
    The members are great!

    Cons

    Lack of communication, but improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize surveys to obtain feedback from instructors and members. Incorporate their voices into designing schedules and programming for group fitness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting Job as a teenager. The other counselors were awesome and management was pretty coo.

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    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to work with kids and explore a passion there. Ability to have a job where your job is to have fun and express that fun with younger people.

    Cons

    So much work. Minimum wage, limited hours on occasion due to overstaffing. Management would promote sexual partners and friends over other individuals. Free gym membership was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay. At least a dollar over minimum wage guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good part-time gig

    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator
    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time

    Pros

    A nice, pretty, and health conscious work environment. Employees get free membership and discounts on classes, the cafe, spa/salon, pro shop, etc. Fun people to work with and great people watching. Overall it was a good part-time gig for me.

    Cons

    The turn off for me was the pay and the very corporate environment. Be prepared to know the company mission statement, vision statement, department mission statement at the drop of a hat. So many times a General Manager would stop in and quiz people on the spot. There's a form and checklist for basically every small task you have to fill out. If corporate if your thing - then you might enjoy the place more. I loved the people I worked with in my department but the pay was so low I had no choice to look elsewhere for something else. Also when I was there, management changed over quite frequently which sometimes led to communication breakdowns and unclear expectations. I also noticed a ton of turnover in the sales department (but that probably isn't unusual for sales).

  8.  

    A superior fitness club

    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor  in  Lakeville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lakeville, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome facilities and members. Truly a superior fitness club in the Minneapolis area. All employees are professional and really seem to care about the club.

    Cons

    A lot of hoops to jump through to get employed and stay employed. Online learning is required every so often if you would like to remain an employee. Many times it can be repetitive information that can be timely and monotonous at times.

  9.  

    need more trasparency

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  South Jordan, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in South Jordan, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    opportunity is abundant if you are really willing to work and dedicate your time.

    Cons

    many pay deductions and human resource or business methods that are confusing for all staff and purposely not well defined it seems. As a trainer and manager it is confusing as to pay details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication with staff and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work with great energy

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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helping people achieve their goals with different types of training. Great group of professionals

    Cons

    Work long hours with little plays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of hours w/o ur family & friends

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    Hours and had decent pay

    Cons

    no free time with family or friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to people who spend all day cleaning instead of being a big A hole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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