As a personal trainer the central focus of the position is selling personal trainer contracts and prospecting for new clients rather than quality of training each client receives. This company is a great place to start if you want to start off in the fitness industry and learn how to operate your own business. They have a great model for gaining and retaining clients as well as sales tactics in order to be successful. It is a really high stressed job since your worth is determine by the amount of prospects and sales you can generate.
Once you are able to maintain a large client base, this can be a fun job especially if you are very personal and enjoy helping others.
I believe they need to improve their pay structure in order to retain their employees.
One of the hardest parts of the job is the hours. As a trainer you work when everyone is free to train. meaning before 9am and after 5pm due to the fact the majority of people work between 9-5pm.
Also LOCATION is a huge factor. The location, demographic of people living there and other external factors will dictate, how much traffic comes to the gym, how much money the members have in their pockets, and importantly how much money the employee will make.
really high energy, positive, fun environment
long hours, unrealistic expectations, location will greatly affect pay