Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
503 Reviews
2.9
503 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
Bahram Akradi
262 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for the young and young minded

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Great proximity to my home, flexibility to leave for family issues. Reduced membership after years of paying family rate.

    Cons

    Many members in management including leadership positions have a high school mentaility. Truly corporate environment, people who have worked here for years are in positions of management with no true management experience. Compensation is lower than comparable positions but I guess free membership is supposed to make up for that?

  2.  

    It is Sales...

    • 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

    Free fitness Membership, Industry leading pay, corporate training, growing company, energetic team members, good benefits, great training and education always available

    Cons

    work-life balance can be tough, weekend work a must, potential for long periods of down time, retail-esque hours, ever changing pay structure to change the way you grow your personal production to make your target pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A larger focus on retention and quality member acquisition to not burn out your sales staff,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved going to work. My boss was great and took time to get to know me. Had a great time working, using the facility, and getting to know the members and my co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay. There are often unnecessary rules for the members which can sometimes put you in a bad place.

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  5.  

    wonderful staff, that get financially kicked to the curb

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

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

    Pros

    a great atmosphere, wonderful layout of the clubs, high quality equipment/locations, free membership included (20 hour minimum), reduced spa services (see position)

    Cons

    50 cents over minimum wage, no raises, over worked to make enough to support half of the paycheck you need to get by,no time to use the free membership because of the need to work more often, unorthodox need to memorize cheap mission statements that add nothing and could use that time to do restructuring of payment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    redistribute pay,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The directing staff are friendly, but the organization of programming is a little chaotic.

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

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

    Pros

    The company is dedicated to its core values. Other staff are very friendly creating a nice community atmosphere. Employees receive a membership so you can work out before or after your shift. If you are looking to make money by picking up extra hours, there are constantly shifts to fill putting you into overtime pay very quickly.

    Cons

    Getting held after work when others do not come in for their shifts. Head staff not enforcing staff regulations. Mainly a lot of problems with there not being a system in place for people who didn't come into work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold higher standards for employees, don't be afraid to fire someone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Aquatics Assistant Department Head

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head  in  Johns Creek, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Head in Johns Creek, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Gym Membership, Gym Membership, oh and Gym Membership.

    Cons

    Being used as a puppet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, Organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Healthy Way of Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Life Cafe Team Member  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Free access to all Lifetime Fitness facilities including the weekly classes they offer. Everyone gets along and there is always a happy and positive atmosphere there.

    Cons

    You are required to always stay busy, so a lot of work for very little pay. There is a separation between the department heads and the team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It wasn't bad would be nice if they gave more training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Free membership, reduced prices for family, training if you need it and support for passing personal training tests

    Cons

    It would be nice if management was more responsive to employees needs for time off, and for other personal needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing but try to keep your employees needs in mind. Extra training that is optional would go a long way. Especially for new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Corporate world job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member  in  Allen, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Allen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership, fun coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, heavy scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tops in the Industry, But slowly loosing sight of Vision (to help Members)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Tops in the industry.
    Endless Members to engage and build relationships with.
    Very structured.

    Cons

    Lack of Work/Life Balance. Large driving focus on Sales and not so much on helping the member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a top company in the industry - take care of your people. Compensate and focus on allowing a balance of work/life. There will be less burnout, less attrition, and more happy employees working hard for you.
    Don't speak out of both ends of your mouth and make it seem as if the member comes first when sales and numbers admittedly come first.

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