Promotions Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 June 2015
Hard to work for a company when you are constantly working under new management. Every three months the management would change and you would have to change your working style to accomodate a new manager. Its no wonder this company no longer exists.
Relaxed, fun workplace, coworkers always had fun at work
Director of Health Center Operations (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 April 2015
At Extreme Fitness a typical day consisted of having a two separate morning meetings; one with the consultants, and another with the personal trainers to get them focused and ready for the day. The remainder of the day was focused on sales.
I learned a great deal about time management, productivity and personal accountability during the time with Extreme Fitness. My co-workers, both above and below me at the company were easy to work with, understood their roles and always did their job to the best of their abilities, but always made sure we had a couple laughs throughout the day to keep everything light.
The toughtest part of the job was sales, not because sales is hard in and of itself, but moreso because you are breaking through people personal mental barriers to making the choice to move forward and make the sale.
The people and the paycheque were the most enjoyable part of the job for sure. Loved the people I worked with and was very comfortable with the money I was making.
Member Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – toronto – 8 April 2014
Start off with any emails/vmails to respond to. Look at reports to see where my numbers were at and then begin to review reports and contact members. Gained a lot of experience within the company and had many talented managers to learn from. Hardest part was not taking anything personally when issues arose. Most enjoyable was helping members.
Recruitment and Training Adminstrator (Former Employee) – Thornhill, ON – 27 November 2013
I had a very compassionate manager. He was very understanding and he provided me with actual hands on human resources experience. Extreme Fitness now called Goodlife Fitness is a great company to work for.
Club Administrator (Former Employee) – Thornhill – 5 September 2013
My typical day at Extreme Fitness Head Office consists of always being BUSY, there was never a slow day. I would make sure that I always ate breakfast because we always needed to have our energy up. I audited paperwork after paperwork. I balanced deposits, and ran post-dated payments. We had 13 Clubs and I was the administrator for 2 of the 13 clubs.
I learned to manage my time better. I learned to stay positive and to do the best I can.
The management overall wasn't the best but I had an amazing manager for the department I was in. She took care of us and she never gave up on any of us.
My co-workers were again AMAZING! We never sat around and watched someone fall behind. We all helped eachother out
The hardest part of the job was leaving work unfinished for the next day, and having to deal with that work load plus the current days work load. But it always got done.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the support you would get from all the co-workers
Made some good friends in a strong work environment
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 July 2013
As with any gym, working as a Personal Trainer is a tough business. It's a lot of unpaid work that needs to be done to ensure being successful. (The now non-existent) Extreme Fitness was no exception. Working here was more for experience rather than pay, because if I had to rely on this job for a living, I would have been homeless. Sure there were opportunities to make "extra income" but the payout was almost non-existent.
I would say the hardest part of the job was sales. Big gyms do not make it affordable to "train with the Trainers", especially at a whopping average of $70-80 per session. Even a small package of working out for eight weeks, at two sessions per week, is easily over a grand. There was constant pressure to make sales, with very little incentive to do so, as the wage was fairly low considering how much work was expected to be done, even with commission.
Easily the best part of the job was working with the clients, because after a few sessions I really felt that I was a part of their life, and helping them to better themselves, and being reaffirmed when they told me so.
Working with the clients
Low wage, too much sales pressure, bad managerial skills
Welcomed and assisted customers and clientele using effective social skills Accurately recorded data and information on the network demonstrating integrity and ethical values Provided information about the different exercise routines, timings, gym instructors, and schedules representing professionalism towards the company Introduced membership options to guest walk-ins with the ability to be flexible in supporting sales staff when called upon
Healthy and encouraging work environment with happy work force.
Promotion Team Member (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 June 2013
I would be required to attract potential customers to the office. I learned coercive and interpersonal skills. The management was polite and efficient. They were able to convey information and requirements without seeming intimidating. Everyone seemed like a family. My co-workers were easy to get along with. There were no rifts. At times, it would be difficult to reach quota. We were treated well, though, and our concerns were listened to.
Promotional Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2013
Extreme Fitness gave me the opportunity to learn how to approach potential clients in any environment. Because I worked there for quite a while, I got to develop different techniques when speaking to a potential client and people in general.
Membership Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 March 2013
Working at Extreme Fitness is a very fun job. You get to meet many great people. People of different cultures, hobbies etc. I have been doing this job for two years and I love it. At Extreme Fitness I deal with membership sales. The review that I will give will be based on the job position that deals with "membership sales" at any gym. The job is great. You get to go to many parties, the money is good if you are good. I have seen people come and go and the only ones who made it work for them are the ones that were patient, put in the work and came in with the right attitude. You begin to start living a very healthy life style too and you learn a lot of new things, however that is all your life becomes, and that is all you will know.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 4 February 2013
-I would go into work and make calls to clients that owned training sessions but haven't been to the gym in a while, so I would call them and try to get them to come back -I learned that I really enjoy the whole aspect of the gym and that I am great at providing information to many of my clients -The management at the gym was amazing to work with and it made my days go by very smooth -All the trainers that worked at Extreme Fitness were some of the best trainers in the business -Because I walked with a cane at the time I found it to be a challenge to move fast throughout the gym -the most enjoyable part for me was to be able to train myself in the evening once my clients were done in the amazing quality gym that I worked for
free membership, other trainers that i could go to for advice, go to the management and ask them for advice as well, in the gym all the members are equal no matter who they are outside of the gym, being a personal trainer was a privilege for me
the pay that the gym gave the trainers wasn't very much
Membership Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 January 2013
The work was to prospect and call potential members to see if they were interested in touring the gym or trying a free workout. The job at it's core was selling gym memberships and there was a lot of focus on the final bottom line. The managers were good, helpful and motivating. I learned a lot more about sales and how to negotiate with people. My colleagues were nice and friendly. The hardest and most enjoyable part of the job was getting new prospective members and selling them memberships.