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GoodLife Fitness Clubs Employer Reviews

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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

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.
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Great Company
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Woodstock, OnOctober 12, 2012
Enjoy working there for as long as I did. Great atmosphere and members
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Great company to work for
Member Ambassador (Current Employee), Woodbridge, ONOctober 3, 2012
This was a great company to work for as there were a lot of opportunities to advance.
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Great place as a beginning opportunity
Massage Therapist (Current Employee), Harwood PlazaSeptember 26, 2012
Pros: membership, access to all classes and amenities at the club
Cons: lack of visibility for the professionals (trainers area, massage or chiro clinic)
If you're on an hourly wage, you'll find working here great. Depending on the location, people are friendly, you get a membership to keep yourself healthy & new faces are always walking through the door. The team at this location is amazing!
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great core values and independent working atmosphere
Membership Consultant (Current Employee), dartmouth, nsSeptember 25, 2012
Days consist of call canvas' with an end result of booking appointments, meeting with said appointments and creating leads to carry your business along. learned about working independently and towards specific goals. Management is good, along with training. Co-workers are great, one of the better parts of the job. Not being able to control certian aspects – more... of the job, sales pressure. helping people. – less
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It's good living the Goodlife!
Fitness Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 18, 2012
I Love working for Goodlife. Loved it when I was a PT and love it now. Great company and great culture
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Run!!
Personal trainer (Former Employee), Manitoba, WinnipegSeptember 11, 2012
Pros: great clients & fellow employees
Cons: everything!!
Horrible! Don't work for this company unless you want to work for free. After you calculate all the free work you do for them in a week, you only average about $10/hr if you're lucky!! No benefits! No overtime! Complete micro -management!
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Money over Results, Clients over People
Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Barton 201September 11, 2012
Pros: you get to meet some very interesting clients who become your friends.
Cons: too many to mention.
They dont care. Every Trainers Meeting was about who is paying this week. It was never once about how close the clients were to reaching their goals.

And the management are tied down by these ridiculous rules.

The wont allow you to do what is right for the client and furthermore, they overcharge and put contracts which only stress out the client.

I – more... would never work out or work for another GoodLife again. – less
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Sometimes productive with a slow workk place environment
Service Team Leader (Current Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 4, 2012
Pros: meeting and interacting with new people
Cons: slow days
Typical day at work:
-Greet members
-Answer phones
-Book appointments
-Having all my staff at the front with the right knowledge
-Make schedules
-Meetings
-Sales

Managemnt:
Not the greatest, does not care about his/her employees. Approaches people in the wrong way

Co-workes:
They are all amazing and very friendly and we all get along just perfect

Nothing – more... hard about the job

Enjoyable part of the job is interacting with new and excisting members each and every day – less
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Customer Serivce
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), London, ONSeptember 3, 2012
Pros: sales experience & building report with members
Cons: the push to sell, sell
Typlical day at work buliding report with members, welcome members into the club by signing them in, signing them up for tanning, answering phone calls, working with membership consultants to help them sign new members up, same with personal trainers help them get new clients, promote programs and promotions, wash towels, clean tanning beds, sell tanning – more... lotions, take members on tours, unload products on delivery days.

Hardest part was selling tanning and proshop items. Comission add ons to hourly wadge sometimes difficult to reach your goal when you have constant members.

Best part getting to know the members, becoming their friends and supporting them to reach and achieve their goals. – less
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awesome experience, sad to leave
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Child Care Provider, Waterloo Weber St.August 17, 2012
unfortunately the child care centres within the GoodLife Fitness corporation is no longer their focus, due to its lack of ability to bring in a lot of money, due to this they should either pull it from the company completely, or pay the child care employee's what they deserve, and provide them with the hours they need.

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