Reception, Administration, CS (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 23 October 2013
I have gained a lot of experience as a receptionist and administrative assistant. I have perfected my skills in working as a team or by myself, whenever needed. I have learnt to work under a lot of stress, though not desired. My day consists of greeting clients, answering incoming calls, making outbound calls to current clients, working in team or alone, reporting to the General Manager or Assistant General Manager, building a good rapport with clients, co-workers and managers. Hardest part of the job is working understaffed, not getting a deserving raise, working with constant changes in staff and management, as well as tremendous amount of issues from clients, stress. Most enjoyable part of the job is working with pleasant clients and co-workers, having an understanding Manager, perks to using the fitness club for myself and family.
Internship (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 14 August 2017
In my time at GoodLife Fitness I got the chance to meet most of the employees at the studio I was working at. Everyone was very passionate about their work and providing a great enviroment for the members. I felt really comfortable working there and got the chance to help with event planning and promotion strategies.
Great oppertunities to move up if you are a hard worker
General Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 July 2017
Lots of activity. Structure to help build your business. Tools are provided to make your business thrive. It is alot of work and if you tend to be a person who doesn't want to work this is not your job. You must be a people person and understand the value of hard work. The culture is fantastic and we have great monthly motivating sales launches. The hardest part of the job is outreach / street reach, trying to find ways to think outside the box to achieve leads for prospective opportunities.
Motivator/ Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 July 2017
Interacting with the general public, working in a team environment, learning new skills, being educated on how to look after your health and then passing that on to the members, work place culture always great, management communication superb, most enjoyable part of the job... everything.
Motivator (Former Employee) – Antigonish, NS – 19 July 2017
I loved my job while I was there as a motivator but it always felt like the only thing the company cared about was money and not their members. Working as a motivator offered great flexibility with school, but any other position I would not work.
Sales Associate & Customer Service (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 17 July 2017
This was Co-op placement. Usually came to workplace at 8am or 9am depending when my manager calls me in at and I would leave around 3pm or 4pm. What I learned at this workplace was how to keep people at the gym happy. Workplace always seemed alive, did not feel dead at all because we did get busy in work and at same time we did get a little bit of break. There wasn't really any hard part at my job, everything was really easy so I did not have any trouble doing something. The most enjoyable part of my job was keeping our customers happy.
Locker Room Attendant/ Maintenance (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 July 2017
- many wonderful regular members that treat you with respect - new members do not interact with the staff as much - expect high traffic at all hours - beginning of the year is always hectic because of New Year's resolutions - come early March the traffic goes down significantly - holidays will be the most peaceful - hardly catch a break, too much to do - will receive many complaints about facilities that do not work i.e., steam room
a member always brought breakfast for the staff on the weekends
Front desk Receptionist (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 July 2017
I am a front desk receptionist, I answer phones,scan in the members. I clean the gym area, wash and fold towels. I love working at the gym. The managers are amazing, I also love that I get to workout 6 days a week. However I am currently working a 10 pm to 6 am shift. These hours effect my schooling and education. This is the reason in why I am currently looking for a new job. I am interested in receptionist jobs. As well I do have my pro serve for waitress or bar tending . I also have experience in retail, although I am looking for something with a higher pay. Ideally around 15$ hourly and up. Feel free to contact me, references available upon request.
Motivator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 July 2017
A typical day here at work would consist of meeting new people everyday and having the opportunity to help them further achieve their fitness goals.
Management couldn't be better. They always make sure that we have the tools necessary to do our jobs safely and correctly.
The most enjoyable part of my job is having the opportunity to speak with thousands of people who want to change their lives for the better; to live a healthy lifestyle and stay positive with the outcome. Not to mention that I get to work on my own fitness goals, AT WORK!
What I've learned is that anything is possible, you just have to put your mind to it!
Amazing corporate culture but lacking in other areas
Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 4 July 2017
I loved my time at GoodLife in many ways. The people and corporate culture were energetic and fun. That fun atmosphere leads to a lot of issues when it comes to breaking the rules to keep members happy. Rules were there but hardly followed, which made my role particularly difficult.
Free membership, great social group, Good people
lack of focus on equality for members with regards to changes and cancellations.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 June 2017
The payment structure is confusing. There is no job stability. Management is very duplicitous. They are completely numbers driven. They pretend to want to help people, but at the end of the day they only care about how much money each trainer made them, and they frequently openly discuss such matters. You could be the best trainer in the world, but if you didn't sell a $9000 training package to someone who can't afford it then you will not be commended.
Other trainers are great people
Lack of care for truly helping people better their lives