New York Sports Club

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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated 4 January 2015
Updated 4 January 2015
106 Reviews
2.3
106 Reviews
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Robert Giardina
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free gym membership and nothing else, even the benefits suck tremendously (in 27 reviews)

  • Co-workers were nice, My manager was always considerate and kind, Free Gym membership (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours, Salary, Depending on area, sales can be very difficult (in 8 reviews)

  • Serious lack of professionalism for all club management and too geared towards sales instead of retaining current members (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Membership Consultant decent Job

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    Former Employee - Membership Consultant
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Had great co-workers who were super positive about everything. Made decent money for membership sales.

    Cons

    Sales environment was pushed down your throat occasionally. Upper management wouldn't be realistic especially on close out days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just treat people more honestly. Remember they need space sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Okay experience...in the beginning then it got bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Services Manager
    Former Employee - Fitness Services Manager

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good upward career options
    Decent schedule

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Upper level managment who never really do anything but criticize everyone and anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop trying to sell them in ideas you don't do yourself. GET OUT OF YOUR OFFICE AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING. Lead from the front and by example instead of always JUST talking about it and never doing it yourself and while criticizing employees. If they see you do it, then there's no reason for them not to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Trainer

    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Glendale, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Glendale, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Depending on fitness manager, can learn new things related to fitness and nutrition.

    Cons

    General Manager is too pushy with sales. When cleaners weren't there, trainers were commanded to clean which they weren't supposed to.

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  5.  

    Horrible workplace. Stay away if possible.

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Coworkers are kind and supportive. Fun and engaging when working with clients.

    Cons

    Corporate takes 60-70% of your money if you are a personal trainer. They can fire anybody on the spot. Very unprofessional and threatening upper management. Benefits is almost nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school and learn some managements kills. If that doesn't help then maybe parents just didn't raise the upper management in my branch correctly. The high turnover rate is probably because corporate force trainers to get a pointless ACE cert when somebody has a NASM or ACSM cert. It might be better if trainers were compensated for continuing education hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good initial experience to commercial gyms

    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being in a setting with like minded individuals, ability to create your own schedule after having built a substantial clientele and free membership to all locations.

    Cons

    Managers expecting you to work for free, the company is driven by sales, no real opportunities for full time employment and benefits, this location in particular has pretty poor foot traffic and there have been 2 managers since I've been here one who actually helped and made the trainers lives easier and the one who well wasn't as productive.

  7.  

    Misguided

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    make your own schedule, sat-sun off sometimes.

    Cons

    work 2-3 12 hour shifts a month, if commuting from city add 2.5 hours to your daily shift to figure out how long you have at home to eat and sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to be patient with NYSC, constantly changing procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok for part time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about working at Nysc is the free gym membership.

    Cons

    The hourly wage is very low even though they charge there members more than other gyms. All they care about is sales which leaves other areas such as maintenance of equipment and cleanliness of the gym to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more money considering how much you charge members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Being able to help and teach people how to live healthier lives. Most of the staff is cool.

    Cons

    Management is a joke! Both fitness manager and general manager were very unprofessional,disrespectful and down right shady! You're expected to generate sales via leads/assessments from new members but management cares only about feeding those who they want. They hire young non certified trainers and allow them to break many company polices as long as they generate sales for the company. There wages are a joke and will only give you vacation time as long as you maintain at least 30 sessions a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more concern on the clients/members and less about the money they have in their pockets. STOP hiring non certified trainers and promoting services by certified trainers unless you're looking for a major lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    1% are ok
    Clean
    Many locations
    Some good people
    Some good members

    Cons

    90% managers are backstabbing and membership sales often refer clients to trainers they are friends with management encourage employees to snitch on one another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people and members are not always right

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