Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 14 September, 2014
Updated 14 September, 2014
500 Reviews
2.9
500 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.  

    High Quality and Cutting Edge Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Fun and Energetic Staff Team
    Amazing work enviroment

    Cons

    Problem solving in terms of member complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing Overall Work Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Free membership, discounts, growth within the company, relationships created with members

    Cons

    Very stressful, high expectations with low compensation, no work/life balance, false promises, everyone is unmotivated and unhappy, extremely low internal NPT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well as it would reflect in their performance. Have a mission and vision for the internal of the company and not just what the company provides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Aquatics Assistant Department Head

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lifetime is a fun place to work, employees are close, and the free membership is nice.

    Cons

    Depending on what location you work at, it could be good or bad. City Centre in Houston is great but Champions in Houston is an absolute mess.

    Recommends
    Neutral 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.  

    Good company but not as professional and organized as I expected.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice, clean facility. Good member base. Many different ways to earn extra income by selling assessments, HR monitors, Nutrition Coaching, Supplements, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of organization. Weak leadership. Horrible on-boarding process. Throughout the interview process (which is very lengthy and tedious i.e. 2 interviews, practical and written exam, phone interview) it took 4-5 weeks to finally employ me although they told me the first week I had the job. Inexperienced management and lack of systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time with your new hires regardless of their experience level. Don't over promise and under deliver. Meetings have absolutely no substance, no decision making, and waste several hours of each employees time per week. Listen to your employees about ways to improve the department and don't believe because you are in a higher position all of your decisions are the best ones. Build relationships with your staff before asking them to sell more than they are required, ask them to stay late, and go the extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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