New York Sports Club

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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated 2 March, 2015
Updated 2 March, 2015
110 Reviews
2.4
110 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.  

    Pro Trainer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pro Trainer in Somers, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Pro Trainer in Somers, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Get to manage your own business. Train clients the way you want. Membership Consultants look out for you and aide in helping you find new clients.

    Cons

    Dependent on management. Constant hustle for keeping clients and finding new ones. Management is very sales oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Simply a great experience

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

    I have been working at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Hi Quality Education for Fitness Trainers

    Cons

    Too Many Locations, And We End Up Competing With One Another

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Personal Training Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

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

    Pros

    As long as you have great coworkers, you should be fine. Free Gym membership to all nysc.

    Cons

    Pay is kind of low. A lot of just sales. Commission starts pretty low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked...underpaid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    free gym membership. Discounts on training

    Cons

    Days can be very long. Management expects you to work 9-9 so they can make their goals

  6.  

    Membership Consultant decent Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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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    Horrible workplace. Stay away if possible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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