GoodLife Fitness Clubs Employee Reviews

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Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary28 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.
Pros
Free gym membership. Nice clean work environment
Cons
Long hours and lack of work/life balance
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Great for encouraging personal health
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) –  Brockville, ON27 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.
Pros
Free all-club gym membership
Cons
Hours required to earn full time pay
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I would not apply now that i know more about the structure
Club Administrator (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON26 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
Pros
free membership
Cons
not many chnaces for pay increases, management changes a lot
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Knowlegable
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB25 May 2017
It was a great place to work, they kept a very well maintained gym. Just felt it was time for me to move forward and look for something to further my skills.
Pros
You create you schedule
Cons
Long days
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Caring,trusting, company
General Manager/Markham (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON24 May 2017
I have nothing bad to say about this company, I believe it is like all company trying to make it in this world.
the company really care about the people that walk through the doors.
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Friendly staff
Motivator (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON23 May 2017
Working at Goodlife Fitness is a (usually) fun experience. Majority of other staff members are fantastic and wonderful to be around while at the workplace.
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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.
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Fun workplace with great community
Membership Consultant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 May 2017
Long days, it basically becomes your second home.
Amazing community and friendships
Great management
Encouraging and supportive workplace culture
Rewarding
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Good but not great
Gym Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 May 2017
A typical day of work includes cleaning up after patrons, washing and folding towels, putting back weights, putting those towels back. You must maintain cleanliness standards.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Somewhat strenuous works
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Fun place to do co-oop
Costumer Service Representative (Motivator) (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON17 May 2017
Great way to learn personal training techniques with hands-on experience. I also practiced many life skills on a daily basis such as communication, punctuality, and organization.
Pros
free time pass
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A fun place to work
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON16 May 2017
Typical day can be longer than 12 hours some days
Must be very self driven
Need to find your own clients in order to make money
Takes a long time to have a comfortable FT salary
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Management bad
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  London, ON9 May 2017
The managers weren't understanding or cared to help their employees. The breaks weren't provided no matter how long your shift was. Would not recommend working there.
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Huge Employee Turnover
Coach (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 May 2017
There are so many employees that go in and out of the Goodlife System. In addition, most of the employees that don't make minimum wage think that they're big. Not the best company to work for.
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Great Coworkers, not nearly enough pay
Club Administrator (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB3 May 2017
Overall GoodLife was wonderful, was hoping to make a career out of my position before it was discontinued in the company. Pretty much minimum wage unless you were in a commission based role.
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Empty promises made
Events and Promotions ((Marketing) (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 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.
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Not the greatest of work experiences
Personal Training Specialist (PTS) (Former Employee) –  Bradford, ON28 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.
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Fast paced environment focused on members!
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON26 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.
Pros
free membership, great team, build relationships
Cons
work/life balance
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You are expendable
Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON26 April 2017
Unless you are management you are never secure in your position. They protect each other and if they don't like you personally your job is in jeopardy.
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Fun workplace that provided many benefits.
LIFEGUARD (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON26 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.
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Zero work life balance
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Ontario24 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.
Pros
Great skill building, Great employees
Cons
Work life Balance is non existent
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