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.
Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary – 28 May 2017
The pay is okay, but not great and although the owner of GoodLife states that he wants to provide 'Every Canadian with the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life', having staff that consistently work extra hours without extra pay or time off in lieu is not providing those Canadians with that opportunity and is in fact detrimental to their mental well being and happy 'home life'.
There is too much emphasis placed on Membership sales and not enough effort put into analyzing current member stats in order to provide them with a better follow-up service.
The AGM's seem to have the worst job of all as they are expected to cover shifts for all their direct front desk and childcare staff, regardless of the time of day or night (in a 24hr gym) or what they may be doing outside of work when they get that call.
The gym is a great facility to work in and workout in, with lots of equipment and varied group classes.
It seems the staff turnover is quite high, possibly for the reasons mentioned above.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Brockville, ON – 27 May 2017
Hours of work are broken and varied to maximize your income potential. Clients generally require training times before and after work making for long hours to achieve a full 40 hour work week. Also difficult to build clientele.
Goodlife is very micro-managed financially with a great amount of sales pressure.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me is personally making a positive difference in someone's life and having flexibility in my schedule.
I would not apply now that i know more about the structure
Club Administrator (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 26 May 2017
as someone who has worked for the company for over 10 years I found that they did not treat someone with that much experience with much respect. I have been in my currebt position for 4 years and my job is not secure, in fact over 600 people in my job role are being let go in June 20 with not much help finding a new job, though they have offered a job service package (Compass) they are all admin based and not generalized
not many chnaces for pay increases, management changes a lot
Lots of work for new trainers, but very rewarding if the effort was applied.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Calgary 17th Ave. – 20 May 2017
Although I was working two jobs when i was working at Good life I still took this job on and was happy with it. Every day there would be meetings where knowledge was sent around. Management was strict and disciplined which was a good thing.
The hardest part of the job was researching for some clients, as every client is different and some can be challenging.
Events and Promotions ((Marketing) (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 May 2017
GoodLife IS a great company and I would love to work with them more again, but it is a very young, and "clicky" company that makes a lot of empty promises. If you're not in with the right people right away your chances of moving up within the company are slim. Management likes to pick favourites and focus attention on select individuals rather than their whole team.
Personal Training Specialist (PTS) (Former Employee) – Bradford, ON – 28 April 2017
Micromanagement was way overboard. Pay was horrible and pay was also taken away. Long hours for no real pay out at all. Bad experience. Did put up with it for 3 months to see if things turned around but did not.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 26 April 2017
Fast paced environment with many competing demands. The biggest focus is on members, from acquiring members to keep them consistently coming into the club and providing options to leaving members as well.
Typical day (depending on the role) is meetings, interacting with members, providing tours, generating leads, calling prospective and current members, assisting members with questions regarding accounts and equipment, goal setting.
Most enjoyable part is being able to work with a team to impact the lives of canadians everyday. It is an extremely rewarding company to work for whenever you make a members day.
LIFEGUARD (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 26 April 2017
As a lifeguard at GoodLife I was responsible in maintaining continuous surveillance of patrons in swimming pool. Responsible for opening and closing of pool, maintenance of pool deck and keeping it clean at all times.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Ontario – 24 April 2017
Not a bad company to work for if you absolutely love Health and Fitness. They treat you well but require a lot of unpaid OT. Even at a manager level you are looked down on for working your scheduled hours only , and not OT. If you do not like sales or pressure do not apply as you will not last.