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Fun energetic place to work
Group Ex Instructor (Current Employee), Woodstock, ONApril 1, 2013
Pros: the wonderful relationships built
Cons: a lot of personal prep time for classes that are unpaid
I love teaching and working at the Goodlife. I enjoy the different members that I get to interact with on a daily basis.
Getting to know some members personally and see them make great successes in their fitness journey is so rewarding.
The staff are just like family. Everyone is great at their jobs and we work very well together by supporting each – more... other and helping each other out when needed. – less
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Great Corporate Culture
Club Administrator (Current Employee), Lower Sackville, NSMarch 24, 2013
This is a great position with lots of flexibility, great management and staff.
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Long hours, lots sales pressure
Sales Representative/Membership Coordinator (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 14, 2013
Pros: get to work out for free, meet lots of people, promote fitness, work in a healthy environment
Cons: lots of sales pressure, were not supportive with work- school balance, not the greatest work- life balance
A typical day would be to start day with a group meeting, drive sales, make call and perform activities to generate sales leads.
I much preferred working in my Managerial role in 2012 rather than this role as Sales Representative.
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Productive and Fun place to volunteer
Volunteer (Former Employee), Markham, OntMarch 3, 2013
Pros: free membership
Cons: started late
- clean the bathrooms
- do the laundry
- arrange all the weights
- clean the equipments
- keep the place tidy
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Watch out Brunswick Square, Saint John: terrible management, terrible atmosphere
Sales (Former Employee), Saint John, NBFebruary 28, 2013
Pros: free membership
Cons: general manager is a bully
If you value your self-esteem and mental health, you will regret applying for any position at Brunswick Square, Saint John.

Management is terrible, head office knows and they will not do anything to improve the situation. The current manager has been there for years, she is not an appropriate or capable manager and should have been let go a long time – more... ago.

She is unable to foster a good working environment, encourage staff or keep staff long term. She is abrasive, rude, moody and a bully.

Goodlife is more concerned about locking in memberships then they are about their staff. – less

Mund – May 29, 2013

I prefer to workout in my basement - they add interest onto past due amounts and will then send to collections. Does this sound like a company interested in having people live the "goodlife"?

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Good-life
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Hamilton, OntarioFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: working with clients
Cons: to much sales
-Prospecting new clients
-Sales training
-One-Hour sessions with clients
-Complete daily paper work
-Set schedule for next day
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Awesome place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Windsor ONFebruary 13, 2013
Great environment to work in. Had lots of fun, while helping people reach their goals. Enjoy working with the public and having customer interaction every single day.
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Great environment with friendly coworkers
Daycare Worker (Current Employee), Fredericton NBFebruary 9, 2013
New ways to entertain children
watch children color, watch movies
great staff
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Energetic Enviroment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Dartmouth, NSJanuary 23, 2013
I loved working at Goodlife! It was fun to motivate people and watch the changes people made. I never struggled with the tasked asked of me I enjoyed it all.
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checking proper form and helping ladies achieve their fitness goals
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 15, 2013
Pros: seeing the self esteem and the feel good looks on peoples faces
Cons: some of the negitive and uncaring attitude of management towards the members
I loved the interaction with all the members of the club weither they were my clients or not. I put my all into it and I received the same type of positive response back from everyone I met there. The harderst part of the job was at times accomidating clients that were not able to keep scheduled times because I was very busy.
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Fun atmosphere
Personal Trainer/Nutritionist (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 8, 2013
Pros: changing lives, free membership, great people, ability to advance knowledge
Cons: long hours, getting paid per client, no work/life balance, lack of benefits, no stability
I work at a womens only club, so its a small team therefore we are quite tight. They are like family to me. I thoroughly enjoy working as a team and playing off of each others strengths, As far as GoodLife company goes, they have some requirements that I do not agree with. I believe employees should get paid for the hours invested into the club and – more... not just purchased by the client. I also do not agree that in order to be eligible for benefits we have to work a min of 120hrs for 3 months straight. – less
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great job with room to move up
Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Cambridge, ONDecember 6, 2012
GoodLife is a great workplace for those that are willing to work hard and independently.
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Great place to work if you like to be bullied and harrssed by management!!!
CA (Current Employee), St. John'sNovember 18, 2012
Pros: some of the best co-workers i have met
Cons: see below!!!
This company talks about living the Goodlife and talks about core values and work/life balance. That is all it is! TALK!!! Once they rope you in to work there they bully and harass people into what they think is you doing your job! They will lower your self esteem and make you feel that you are inadequate at doing your job!

If you want to feel like – more... a number for the company that you work for, you want to be bullied, harassed and feel inadequate about your work abilities, and work for less than min. wage (for the hours they require you to work and for what they pay you AND they don't follow labour standards) and poor management - then this is the company for YOU!!! – less

Margret – January 3, 2013

And the trouble with that is, when it is your manager and they create false reports and set you up - you have no chance! Then they offer her a part time position, hours and pay cut.y'know ...a lateral move...because management feels threatened by this person!!!! If i worked there - I would fight back! contact the labour board! I told this person not to let them make her feel inadequate because they have poor management skills - as long as she knows her self worth that's all that is important! Good Life????? not likely......

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All about sales
Fitness Advisor (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBNovember 8, 2012
Pros: commission ?
Cons: constant pressure to sell
Good Life is all about sales... They take the time to train well on what to say for every situation in sales calls, appointments etc. But then they lack on training on every other aspect. Management is always hounding you to sell, so they make their quota and so on. Some of the other staff are great, others not so much. The job is just geared 110% to – more... sales and meeting quotas, although the potential to make great money is possible if you a great sales person. – less
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Great working environment
Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 3, 2012
My co-workers and managers are a lot of fun to work with. I am constantly learning and improving myself with this company. I have a million great things to say so to save time and space I'll just say the bad. The company is far to sales based - to make a decent earning you have to get clients to commit to expensive long term health investments. Your – more... selling a great product (health and fitness) but its difficult to sell something that isn't tangible - you can test drive a car but you can't experience a better life style without the time and financial commitment first. – less
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The job's just not for me (:
Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Pitt Meadows, BCOctober 31, 2012
Pros: great opportunity for bonus'.
Cons: no time in the day to do my own workout.
The job is extremely challenging which I dearly love, but the downside is that there is more pressure on sales than there is on service. I work many more hours than anybody should but the rewards are not enough.
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Micromanaged company!!!
Former Fitness Advisor (Current Employee), St.John's, NLOctober 31, 2012
Pros: staff, great bunch a people
Cons: they run you into the ground.....emotionally, mentally, physically
Loved my staff but this company needs to give their employees some respect. The Fitness Advisor job is a glorified telemarketer. You share your office with 2-3 other sales people and are expected to follow scripts, have "lock-down" call-time and hound people until they buy a membership. If you don't meet your sales requirements for 3 months you are – more... gone. Don't be fooled by the "Living the Goodife" commercials. They do not practice what they preach nor value their employee's well being. You could make their base wage at the mall! – less
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in total 2 out of 10
Elite Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 21, 2012
its totally impossible to explain my experience with GL,just to express my feeling,there is a place for those who,either new or working for long time and are wellknown! as long as u have to provide business for urself
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Beware! Be willing to work for free
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Weston/401, TorontoOctober 19, 2012
Pros: free gym membership
Cons: long hours - very low pay
Expected to be at work over 60 hours a week - Mon-Fri from 9am to 9pm and half day either Saturday or Sunday and get paid only $200 (if you are lucky)! No benefits! A lot of selling!
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Sales based with targets
Fitness Manager (Former Employee), Abbotsford, BCOctober 16, 2012
Pros: membership
Cons: hidden agendas
Great company with some great people. There are hidden agendas at Goodlife and is based on Amway's pyramid of pay in some cases.

About GoodLife Fitness Clubs

Goodlife Fitness is the largest health club company in Canada with over 275 clubs. The company is 100% Canadian, and was founded – Read more