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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 17 January, 2018
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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  • Long hours to establish an effective business and rapport with potential clients (in 101 reviews)

  • Upper management is very strict (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Vaughan, ON
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome facility
    Great People
    Lots of support
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Expected a lot for minimum wage


  2. "Not the healthy way of life"

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    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership to beautiful facilities

    Cons

    Can't even take advantage of the beautiful facility because you have to sell sell sell! Zero work-life balance. They preach healthy living but don't allow their employees to practice it. They discourage their employees from working out regularly. Minimum pay for massive amount of work and sacrifice.
    Employees in all departments are treated very poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you're an actually team. Don't just talk about it.


  3. "Good to get experience"

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    Former Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great employment for a student, emphasizing an active lifestyle and teamwork

    Cons

    The management was a bit unorganized and demanded the mission and vision to be memorized by each employee.


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  5. "Gym time associate trainer person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere for working there

    Cons

    hard time dealing with management constantly


  6. Helpful (1)

    "you need to figure out how to do business in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Department Head
    Former Employee - Department Head
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    loved my team, they were great to have and all that kept me sane. definitely
    added some stability to my resume and was a step up.

    Cons

    micro managed out the tomorrow, unrealistic budgets, horrible members that expect the world from you. Good company to work for if your not a department head never go above the assistant lever

    Advice to Management

    STOP MICRO MANAGING and Pay your People better for what they do and have to go though. when departments heads are quitting left right and centre from all three clubs, maybe its you not us


  7. "Camp Counsellor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Ajax, ON
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Ajax, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - fun, fast pace energized job

    Cons

    - demanding, with a lot of responsibility

    Advice to Management

    -more attention to employees breaks


  8. "Life Time Fitness Mississauga"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership, nice & friendly employees

    Cons

    Unreasonable at times, not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Rehire Ivan Kovalev for May and June.


  9. "PT -"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    -benefits package
    -fun team
    -? I think that's it

    Cons

    -Having to stay all day regardless if you have a client or not ie. working for free!
    -Management is filled with egotistical, narcissists on power trips
    -Upper management = all American making it difficult for growth as a Canadian. Many of which I question their qualifications, ethics and knowledge.
    -Money suckers! They will sell sell sell relentlessly without providing much benefit to do so
    -Performance based; if you do not meet goal you're out! Despite your connections with clients
    -Watch out for assistant managers they are snakes who steal all the sales
    -It seems those who excel in this role become brain washed drones.
    -You can scrape by if you sign away your life and sell your soul to them
    -As a member watch your payments; they always double charge or include hidden fees!

    Advice to Management

    -Smarten up or deal with a revolving door of staff.
    -Attribute more research before building a giant pretentious facility that members are intimidated by. Just because people have money in the vicinity doesn't mean they'll waste it away here.
    -Goodluck this is a different demographic than America


  10. "Demanding"

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    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, free membership, great environment

    Cons

    Underpaid, hard work, very inconvenient hours (6am starting, midnight ending)

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate for part time workers


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Department Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership, some people are great and truly want to help each other. (too bad that is not identified and fostered)

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid - they do not have a good grasp of what the Canadian job market is like. They do not pay at a competitive rate, nor do they treat team members with respect, nor care nor appreciation. Don't let them sell you on "it's a company that's going to keep growing and you will move up fast" speech. The reality is it feels more like (and have heard this being thrown around to different people) "if you don't want to do this, I'll find at least 4 other people that will. Why am I paying you?"

    Work life balance = none. The demand is high, but they do not provide enough support and understanding for team members. within the culture, there is a lack of care and motivation, leading to dysfunctional teams unwilling to work together and help each other.

    Disorganized and Team members get blamed a lot - Management is disorganized and do not know what is happening most of the time. (ie. my first pay check was 1.5 month late) The demands are high, training is poorly done. Policies are poorly enforced and management is quick to spring to reprimanding rather than working with people to make the team work. Leading to over the top amount of band-aid solutions that jeopardizes the quality of the club and programs. (Front line staff end up with the brunt of the complaints)

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating a culture of segregation and blame. Get yourself organized


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