Fitness Advisor (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 13 February 2018
A great job to do if you enjoy interacting with lots of faces and if you're a very open and social person. You get the chance to make a difference in people's lives plus a free membership. Only down part is the stress you're put through to hit your constant goals and you're always competing to be at the top
(CSR) / Member Ambassador (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 18 July 2017
Goodlife was very positive to work for in the beginning upon hire. However they push to hard for sales incentives and treat good employees poorly. Went without management for several months newly hired very stressful.
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
Better than Avg place to work as a PT with good room for advancment
Personal Trainer Specialist (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 16 July 2017
I was treated very well here. The work Culture is good and if you are luck to be under a competent manager then you will have a great time. If you are not then you may feel like you are working for scraps. It is a numbers industry and those of us who have been doing it a long time understand this. Produce and you are a star, do not and you will be cut.
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.
Motivator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 July 2017
A typical day here at work would consist of meeting new people everyday and having the opportunity to help them further achieve their fitness goals.
Management couldn't be better. They always make sure that we have the tools necessary to do our jobs safely and correctly.
The most enjoyable part of my job is having the opportunity to speak with thousands of people who want to change their lives for the better; to live a healthy lifestyle and stay positive with the outcome. Not to mention that I get to work on my own fitness goals, AT WORK!
What I've learned is that anything is possible, you just have to put your mind to it!
Amazing corporate culture but lacking in other areas
Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 4 July 2017
I loved my time at GoodLife in many ways. The people and corporate culture were energetic and fun. That fun atmosphere leads to a lot of issues when it comes to breaking the rules to keep members happy. Rules were there but hardly followed, which made my role particularly difficult.
Free membership, great social group, Good people
lack of focus on equality for members with regards to changes and cancellations.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 June 2017
The payment structure is confusing. There is no job stability. Management is very duplicitous. They are completely numbers driven. They pretend to want to help people, but at the end of the day they only care about how much money each trainer made them, and they frequently openly discuss such matters. You could be the best trainer in the world, but if you didn't sell a $9000 training package to someone who can't afford it then you will not be commended.
Other trainers are great people
Lack of care for truly helping people better their lives
Fitness Advisor (Current Employee) – London, ON – 16 June 2017
GoodLife treats their employees terribly. You work overtime and are unpaid for it. You are used and manipulated into doing wrong things such as falsely sign someones name and commit fraud. GoodLife has an awful reputation for abandoning their associates when they say they are there for you in hard times. The management crews are all unfortunate. They swear and act inappropriate at work. I strongly recommend to stay away.
Fitness Advisor (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 14 June 2017
A typical day at work is very structured. The structure used is ancient and ineffective, thus setting associates up for failure. I say this as one of the top associates in the district. I learned nothing besides the corporate structure and that it is a dog eat dog world. Management is no good. They do not care if coworker lie and steal from one another, as long as they sell. This leads to an awful workplace culture. You are also not paid for the hours you work (See 60 million dollar lawsuit). Hardest part of the job is waking up and forcing yourself to go there everyday. Enjoyable part of the job is that you can meet some awesome people.
It's really not worth the sacrifices you will have to make to be remotely successful. The company claims its' core value is CARING...but more caring about oneself and the money they can generate. The do not care about members or employees.
Fitness Trainer (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 14 June 2017
If you like sales and helping people then this is the right job for you. Everything about the job is good. The problem comes with management. As it is an ever evolving workplace managers and associates change often, and as such training new associates gets forgotten. So if you are good at learning on the spot then you're good to go.