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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 18 July, 2017
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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 93 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't have proper knowledge of the department which makes things tough at times (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Life Time are amazing, they really try to create a family environment with the employees, and my employer at the time was loved by everyone in my department. It was always a friendly, accommodating place to be and the staff from different departments were very nice as well.

    Cons

    One major downside were the members themselves who made working at Life Time not as enjoyable. The employees were great. But because Life Time is a more expensive gym, the members who do attend Life Time feel privileged and some don't treat the employees very well.

    Advice to Management

    Management from what I could see at the time was run really smoothly, the head manager at the time was really friendly and got along with all the employees as well .


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok! depending on the management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Pay is good
    Benefits are average
    Environment is ok
    Everybody complain that the building is too cold

    Cons

    No Work life balance, they need to hire more staff.
    The company wants to grow by having the same amount of employees

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should ensure their workers are taking time off, hire more people!


  6. "Operations Supervisor at LT"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Ajax, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Ajax, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team for the most part.
    Facility was amazing, and best perk of the job was a free membership.
    Great for meeting new people, and networking.
    Expectations were outlined, though unrealistic with given team

    Cons

    Management lacked experience
    Operations department was blamed for others mistakes
    Other departments treated Ops poorly.
    Overworked and underpaid -> due to low budget and understaffing

    Advice to Management

    Hiring from within is alway smart due to having the necessary knowledge and experience. Avoid favouritism and spend more time training and equipping staff with necessary tools and skills


  7. "Poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Ajax, ON
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Ajax, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free membership, discounts on food and spa

    Cons

    management is poorly trained and I have yet to understand why they promote them. If you're not a DH or ADH they treat u like scum

    Advice to Management

    Talk to us like we're valuable, because some of us come to work just for the free membership.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Head Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to control what happens on deck. Great learning opportunity to grow in a leadership position.

    Cons

    Management is VERY political in how they do things, if you're not part of their 'ideal' you're just a roadblock and they will make your days there miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your staff to grow and come up with original ideas. They do the dirty work, and lots of times they have a better idea of how to get it done effectively and faster.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide you with a great deal of information and training prior to getting out on the floor. The numerous department heads all work together as a team to ensure that you continue to develop as a trainer and a fitness professional. Not to mention, because of Lifetimes price point, the members have money and are willing to spend it for training.

    Cons

    If you aren't organized, it will take an herculean effort to get and maintain business. Has the potential to take over your life if you allow it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue and progressive growth of the personal trainers will both allow for growth and financial stability.


  10. "Member Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, free membership

    Cons

    American company, politics, rude members

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the way things are done in Canada and stop getting rid of good people!


  11. "It's like flying a plane while it's still being built."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Great people to work ALONGSIDE with.

    Cons

    Corporate management, hardly any work/life balance. They promote it, yet you're expected to adhere to every call. High Expectations to achieve on daily basis. High Stress.

    Advice to Management

    American Company coming into Canada, take the time to understand culture and people. Appreciate good employees. Be clear on direction and expectations and not change them on a weekly/monthly basis.


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