Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
652 Reviews
2.9
652 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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332 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 54 reviews)

  • I can honestly say the free gym member ship is the only pro (in 48 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.  

    Member Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    -Free Membership
    -Great people to work around
    -Free merch if you can get your hands on it
    -Cafe discount

    Cons

    Management sucks and all they care about is their tenure. Salesmen fly in an out of their like its a fastfood joint.
    Working front desk sucks, you take all the crap from clients for min. wage while other departments don't do near as much work as us for the same pay. If you are in need of a highschool job, then this could work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up, stop being so uptight. All employees see right through you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Disappointing Overall Work Experience

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    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Receptionist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment and great experience with customer service.

    Cons

    Not very flexible with schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was an amazing experience! learned a lot of new things.

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

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

    Pros

    good discounts
    free membership
    good pay
    personal growth
    a lot of positivity

    Cons

    some leadership, managers tend to pick favorites
    time-off policies, you have to get all of your shifts covered even in emergency situations
    work-life balance, schedules over school hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt as if there were a lot of politics and favoritism. Management over worked me and didn't pay attention to my availability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Laguna Niguel, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Laguna Niguel, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Advanced principles in training and education with an emphasis on continuing to grow each team member.

    Cons

    100% commission based pay with a draw system. Poor manager leadership training programs, if any at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add emphasis on training managers to be leaders rather than sales driven slaves, this causes actions based on emotions rather than skills and abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An incredible experience with a really passionate company

    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They really care about their members and their fitness goals. Depending upon the club, the atmosphere is conducive to career aspirations. People love what they do.

    Cons

    They don't pay ALL that great; and it seems like they are always trying to get money OUT of us even more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive for employees to feel appreciated; bonuses or discounts outside of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I really loved my boss, and loved the kids I worked with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Camp Counselor in Plymouth, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Camp Counselor in Plymouth, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Room to advance in your career in any direction you want. Very friendly people. Get to work with people from all departments of the company.

    Cons

    A lot of politics at the company. Some drama at the company as well, as there are many people applying for internal jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Overall, it's just okay.

    • 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

    Everyone working for Lifetime seems to genuinely love being there and serving members.
    Free membership and discounts off services, spa, and cafe.

    Cons

    Horrible pay regardless of position in company.
    Corporate is all about revenue and not taking care of its' employees at the club level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay for team members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for people needing to build experience, as long as you don't want to be paid for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist in Allen, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Stylist in Allen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate to have a great team in my department, other departments supported us as well. Good benefits and paid time off. Full use of the fitness facility was great, my kids loved going to the club. You receive a discount on products in the cafe and training opportunities. Pay is decent, but Department Heads are very under compensated for the time they are asked to put in.

    Cons

    The company promotes a healthy way of life, but requires insane hours from their employees. They boast room to grow, but when someone shows interest in a higher role from a different department they refuse to promote them. They allow you to use vacation as you accumulate hours, but then wont approve vacation at the end of the year because it comes out of the budget of the club. I have never worked anywhere where so much negative behavior and harassment is tolerated. They will re hire almost anyone, even if you have been let go do to these circumstances. Expect to work holidays, weekends and any event they chose to have. They also expect everyone to honor "discount service" prices, but don't pay the difference of what you are losing in income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better general managers. Just because someone is family or has been working for the club for years doesn't make them untouchable. Everyone needs training and a change of scenery. Update the uniform policy. Take a minute to understand what each club needs from talking to the "low level" employees, rather than relying on the DH and GM.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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