Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
568 Reviews
2.9
568 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
Bahram Akradi
295 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 50 reviews)

  • I loved having a free gym membership for myself and a deep discount for my spouse (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't in touch with the problems within the club (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed the people I worked with, but too focused on sales/quotas.

    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a group fitness instructor I enjoyed teaching many different classes. I met lots of people and have fun teaching.
    I was paid well for my classes and had great participants...a very social place.
    I also taught pilates with the equipment and enjoyed the people I got to work with.

    Cons

    The company as a whole does not appreciate the group fitness department. They are not revenue driven, so even though many people take the classes, they aren't paying extra for them like personal training. Many people go to Lifetime for the classes and the company should respect the opinions of the department.
    On the revenue driven side..PT and pilates/yoga...I was forced to attain a certain quota each month although I was a part time employee and didn't want to be full time. So my quota was so high that I couldn't do it without working more. I started there part time and was not expected to work full time until the 3rd Department head of PT got there. There is a lot of turn over with those in charge as well. Company too focused on sales and don't care about the members.

  2.  

    The place sells itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Dublin, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Dublin, OH (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Healthy people are all around you.

    Cons

    Some of the management staff play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an unbiased approach to managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Matthews, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Member Engagement Advisor in Matthews, NC (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    structure, potential based on merit

    Cons

    low pay, tough sale, rough schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect this company to stand up for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Advisor in Mason, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Member Advisor in Mason, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the pay is good as long as you can perform above expectations which is difficult if you do not have fitness sales experience. A good relationship with coworkers and members and a free membership (if they actually give you the hour long break that you're promised in your interview!).

    Cons

    When anything goes wrong, the management and corporate do not ask questions and are quick to react. They will work you to death with disregard to any life that you have outside of them(despite being promised a "work/life balance"). When the company is done receiving everything you can give they are done with you and that's that without warning or questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into account the lives of the individuals working 60-70 hours per week when they were told only 50 is required. I have a newborn that has quickly grown to almost a year and I have not even had the opportunity to see him grow up or be there with my wife as we were preparing for his arrival. I have missed any Drs appointments and milestones, a lot of the little things that often go unnoticed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Personal Trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Team environment, very science oriented, and lots of experience to be made

    Cons

    Commission and pay structure wasn't the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think the pay structure, everything else was perfect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, high energy work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Chanhassen, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Chanhassen, MN (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free or discounted membership
    Flexible schedule makes work/life balance easy.
    Great customer interaction encouraged to be friendly and helpful.
    Managers are approachable and leadership structure is very transparent

    Cons

    Started working here with a promise of progressive annual pay increases. They ended this system during my first year of employment. Made the same pay for all three years of employment, wasn't a deal breaker for me but others may find it to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Group Fitness Instructor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Sterling, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Sterling, VA (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing facility and company-highly recommend working for them.

    Cons

    Like any gym, when you are new the schedule is already in place so you have to do what is takes to get a spot instructing, subbing first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must have a national group fitness cert. I had to obtain one in order to instruct there.

  9.  

    Quality Family oriented Fitness Facility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Clean and Organized...Absolutely excellent Management and Quality Co workers

    Cons

    None. Everyone works as a teN

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Helping members stay at life time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Working in a great atmosphere with majority good people. Members are friendly if kept happy

    Cons

    Because they are always concerned with budget thanks to corporate, departments are understaffed and can be cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more people even if it's minimum wage. Hard to do our jobs of keeping members happy if we are understaffed to speak with them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Memorable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Quality of their products
    Free membership with job
    If in sales or management bonus can be made

    Cons

    Pay could be much better
    Depending at what club you work at clientele could be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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