Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 19 April 2017
Working at goodlife was not a bad career, it really helped me learn more about being healthy and living a better life style and how important it is to keep yourself active, i really enjoyed helping people with achieving their fitness goals and working on becoming a better healthier them!
General Manager (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 7 March 2017
Withe every company I have worked with following and upholding company culture is important to me. I enjoy working with people and helping them grow within the facility and believe in going the extra mile to help where I can.
Massage Therapist (Former Employee) – Regina – 3 March 2017
Company emphasizes high pressure sales to build a massage clientele. Also is moving to fixed massage rates nation wide. Pricing therapists in smaller towns and cities out of the local market. Company also seems unable to effectively promote health centre services so you will be required to sell and self promote in addition to your services.
Free gym membership, discount on personal training, generally a fun friendly group of co-workers
High stress with income being commission base, many unpaid hours required to be successful
Motivator (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 2 March 2017
You have your regular people who are great, there's some people that are a pain and stupid and complain about the most ridiculous things - it's disgusting how people don't have any respect to clean up their own equipment. Managements a joke, very bi-polar. The culture is amazing with the location I'm at. Hardest part? Dealing with management over stupid things. Most enjoyable part of the job? The members.
No other benefits for employees, their benefits is equivalent to that of the members of the gym
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 February 2017
Work as a Personal Trainer for 7 month, crazy schedule 5-9am and 4-8pm split shifts training clients the rest of the time prospecting, 60+hours a work week to meet the goal, no overtime pay, pay for your own training, very little training provided by GL, management is always on your case to hit numbers, get written off every week, workplace culture sucks - everybody for themselves, no help from anybody. The hardest part is finding time for family and friends, staying happy working long crazy hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and socializing.
Free Membership, meeting new people, making friends
Long hours, no work/life ballance, unpaid OT, very little training, pushy sales tactics, early hours, split shifts
overworked their trainer not enough income for the amount worked
Personal Trainer Level III (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 February 2017
A typical day at work was to meet new clientele and give them free fitness assessment (2-5 hrs with no pay ) to gain clients. personal i had a really bad experience working with goodlife with the 4 years i was working with them . The hardest part was management was no help when you needed their help and made me work overtime because needed to hit current hours to make a living. The most enjoyable part of the job was training clients and seeing amazing results.
Motivator - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 25 February 2017
Working at GoodLife Fitness isn't like you're going to work. It's such a friendly, upbeat environment. The associates and management are so welcoming, and you make great relationships with members of the gym.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 21 February 2017
show up 15 minutes before first client, depending on the day i would train clients during hours i had no bookings we would work on leads and walking the floor. learned how to interact with clients and one on one sales, using methods i acquired through the company. Hardest part is creating a schedule that works with work life balance. enjoyed meeting different people whether they were my clients or just regulars in the gym, building life long friends.
FITNESS MANAGER (Former Employee) – London, ON – 10 February 2017
I was involved in engaging in a number of activities over the course of a typical day such as teaching scheduled group classes which would be focused on cycling, dance, weight lifting or aerobic exercise. One-on-one personal training sessions with clients. When I was not instructing anyone, you would find me spending time training my team on interpersonal sales approaching skills and coming up with unique workouts for their clients and classes.
Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 7 February 2017
Working at Goodlife was a fun experience. I love working in a fitness industry. A typical day at work is basically getting leads in which they can turn to be potential members. Selling memberships was the hardest part of the job but staying confident to sell was easy. Management were always very friendly and outgoing, always made you feel like one of them. I really enjoyed the job itself. I liked working with something I was passionate about.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 February 2017
As a personal trainer, you will often spend 10+ hours per day at the club, while only being paid for half of that. Not to mention GoodLife keeps 50% of the money paid for training sessions in the first place. So you basically need to work 60 hour weeks to get 30 hours. Not worth it.
Personal trainer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 January 2017
Do not apply here to be a personal trainer!... unless you're a car salesman at heart. If you can do the pushy sales thing, give it a go, otherwise don't waste your time. You are expected to gain your own clients by using extremely pushy sales tactics. Management makes bonuses off of your sales. When you don't meet sales goals or lock people into at least 6 months at 3 times a week (roughly $5000), you get scolded in front of everyone. It's been so stressful trying to make ends meet and being scolded on a weekly basis by management. They put your numbers on boards and in pamphlets for other co-workers to embarrass you even more. Very negative environment... unless you're good at the pushy sales, like I said. I've lost my training passion working here. You'll never get ahead, and you'll work split shifts constantly to accommodate clients.
You get minimum wage to start. They make it sound like it's easy to gain clients... it's not, especially in this economy. You need 15-18 clients at 2-3x/week to make any sort of a decent income. No benefits or paid vacation. Clients cancel on a daily basis, and that's money out of your pocket, so be aware.