Cleaner (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – October 4, 2015
Pros: you are your own boss
Cons: work is too slow
6/10 was okay, not as lively as I thought it would be. Co-workers were good people,learned how to time manage, management was not the best, lacked in some areas, typical day at work would be to check if there is soap, paper towels, clean up equipment, dust down equipment.
personal trainer (Former Employee), ajax – October 1, 2015
Level 2 Personal Trainer GoodLife Fitness Club, Ajax, ON (Contract) 2014
Maintained a portfolio of 3-5 consistent personal training clients Sold numerous ‘boot camp’ programs to potential long-term – more... training clients Used my specialize service of stretching as a means to bring added value and overall holistic training to my clients Prospected for new clients on a regular basis One-on-one consults with potential clients to analyze and understand their fitness needs and goals Designed customized personal fitness programs and personal profiles that will assist in achieving client expectations Supported and promoted all GoodLife Fitness Programs within all business and training activities – less
Long Hours, Mediocre pay, Expensive benifits, Great opportunity for Learning,
Sales Manager/ Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – September 23, 2015
Pros: The potential positive impact you can make in people's lives is awesome
Cons: frontline workers are under paid - turn over was crazy.
I met great people while working there. I learned a great deal and experience a great deal of success...but it was not easy!!!
I works incredibly hard and worked long hours. The job forced me out – more... of my comfort zone and challenged my inhibitions.
The part I loved best was helping people. They would come feeling nervous or sad or frustrated. They wouldn't know where to start and I would show them and educate them and give them tools and options and sometimes (not always) it changed a person's life. And I was able to watch the change. That felt good.
Policies and procedures changed often making things a bit confusing at times.
Low rate in pay for frontline associates translated to low level of commitment to GL's so called " World Class Customer Service" and made employee attrition terrible. – less
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), select ave club – September 14, 2015
Pros: good hourly pay; control your own time; encouragement; motivations
Cons: commission based
meeting at 10:30, prospecting hours and down time( rest and workout time). and then training clients schedule week advanced. manage your own work and life time to get the best enjoyable work time. my – more... co-workers are so nice to help each other. and we are truly as a family. the hardest part of the job is hard to find clients as your premium clients the most enjoyable part of the job is control your own time. – less
Marketing Promotional Associate (Former Employee), Toronto – September 14, 2015
Pros: Lunches, and coworkers.
People often believe that working fast food is bad, but it really teaches you the power of teamwork and the effectiveness of time management. You meet a lot of people and learn from their experiences, which in turn, will aid you greatly i the future.
This job was the most positive, healthy and motivating environment.
Gym Receptionist (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – September 11, 2015
Pros: I loved how healthy it made me.
Cons: I didn't necessarily like cleaning up the dirty towels so much but hey!
I really enjoyed working at Goodlife, There was a lot of benifits such as having a free membership and being able to work out, and also gaining knowledge on how to train myself from trained and professional personal trainers.
Front Desk Agent (Current Employee), markville mall – September 10, 2015
Pros: free gym membership
Cons: limiting room to move up in the company
A day at Goodlife is never the same from the previous day. At one moment it can go from completely dead to a rush of people entering the gym. I started working for Goodlife in 2011, the company has helped – more... me grow and develop my communication skills. I was able to quickly learn our check in system and our member information index. I very much enjoyed all my co workers and even training them in paperwork and handling large amounts of money. – less
The fattest fitness corporation I've ever worked for
Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SK – August 26, 2015
Pros: Decent entry level wage, opportunities to advance
Cons: Hours not guaranteed, management is bad, bureaucracy in the corporation is terrible, work place drama.
GoodLife is very good at making money. As a personal trainer you have zero job security and will not begin making any real money until you level up to level three and above. What is required to level up – more... seems to be very straight-forward, however upper management can stop you from leveling up if your numbers don't meet their expectations. Typically you will work a split shift, 3 or 4 clients in the morning and 4 or 5 clients in the evening, if you have a full roster of clients that is. I learned some valuable information through some of the advertised courses through GoodLife. These courses are expensive however and often require you to travel to them. Management tends to have no training in human resources or general management at all. Those managing personal trainers have no job security either and are under constant stress to expand their numbers, making their lives difficult, and your lives difficult. Your coworkers are often uneducated people hired as PT's off the floor because they look fit. This tends to make for some terrible training and workplace drama Constantly fighting to keep a full schedule is the hardest part of this job The best part of this job is working with your clients and seeing their progress. – less
Great workplace great employees, organized enviroment
Customer Service Manager/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – August 21, 2015
Pros: Great environment
Working in a week around 40 hours, main objective customer retention, but dealing with cross functional departments on a day to day basis. Meeting with employees for 10 minutes before their shift starts.
Overnight Motivator (Current Employee), London, ON – August 6, 2015
Pros: The work environment
Cons: The pay and opportunity for advancement
The boss at the company was the owner and he was very easy to get along with and made coming to work fun. While there I was working full time and doing University full time and playing hockey full time and I was super busy. This is what I think I loved the most about this job was how busy it kept me and employing only 4 employees we were a tight group that made the best of some bad situations.
Customer Service Representative (Motivator) (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 28, 2015
Pros: flexable hours, advancement options
Cons: long hours, limited trainning
Goodlife offers a lot of flexibility in terms of schedule. the kind of laid back environment at Goodlife makes making positive work relationships. Goodlife also offers many opportunities to move to different positions within the company.
Motivator (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 13, 2015
Pros: free use of the gym
working with company is always exciting. great people and customers as well. The club allows you to be who your are without judgement and if you need help someone is always there to assist you. Also need a healthy drink theres a juice bar next door.