Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Oshawa – 18 October 2013
No pay, no benefits, no time off. Want to work a 60-80 hour week, days, evenings, weekends and receive no pay or benefits? Then GoodLife Penitentiary is the place for you. That and the management are essentially adult children. Their job advertisements include "Competitive base salary" ($0.00/hour), "Benefits package" (just kidding) and "flexible hours" (as in ALL the hours). Don't be fooled, flipping burgers, delivering flyers, or stripping will all pay you better - by better, I mean at all.
Other Personal Trainers are kind and supportive
Long hours, no pay, no benefits, no days off, punished for sick days, berated by management, garbage company. The whole thing is basically one big scam.
Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 21 September 2017
Id begin my day in an office with no windows calling people to see if they wanted to come in and set up a gym membership. the management was good, but always changing. everyone there was great. great work family and would like to hang out, outside of work. the hardest part was the customers getting angry for calling them. the most enjoyable was the free memembership.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 20 September 2017
Goodlife Fitness was a fairly good company to work for. They provided everything you'd want in a job. Fun atmosphere, friendly coworkers, energetic workplace. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working for Goodlife & would work for them again
FITNESS TRAINER (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 9 September 2017
Working with GoodLife Fitness was a good place for me to work because of the flexibility in hours, but the best part of the job was the people. The club that I worked at had a better, friendlier atmosphere than any other gym in the area.
Great place to work - Lot's of growth and development opportunities
General Manager (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 22 August 2017
Really enjoyed my time here. Great atmosphere. Good benefits and perks. Always felt supported from upper management. The culture was one of positivity - you do work hard but helping people and seeing them reach their goals is very rewarding!
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.