Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 March 2017
For the past 3 years, I've enjoyed being a Sales Associate at Orangetheory Fitness. With opportunities leading me to to various studios, I can truly say that I've grown into a more dependable, reliable, and responsible individual.
Trainer (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 8 April 2017
I have been with OrangeTheory for almost 5 years now, and the Victoria/Westshore studios are among the best. Having began in Edmonton, the environment and culture is worlds apart. The sales staff and team of trainers work together, supporting one another both in sales and in member care. The studio managers and head trainer, are there to help you succeed and progress, answering questions and helping along the way. As a trainer, it's rare to find constructive criticism in the industry, if you're helping another trainer evolve, you can potentially lose clients, that is not the environment here. The focus on members is an easy shift with all the background work, the music, and the workouts, created for you to deliver. Using the heart rate monitor has single handedly changed my approach to fitness. The results! By focusing on certain heart rate zones, the body is designed to respond better, the science within the body is what does it. If you haven't checked it out already, you should!
Culture, support, team sales incentives
With any new business, communication is always improving
Fitness Coach (Current Employee) – Stittsville, ON – 23 March 2017
The team, the members, everything about this place is absolutely amazing. Coaching classes is fun, they always provide feedback for improvement and management is great, always willing to listen to their employees. My only complaint is that they play around with the schedule a lot so it is hard to have any kind of stability/know what your next paycheck is gonna look like.
If you have a pesonnality, ambition or are passionate about fitness, run for the hills
Trainer (Former Employee) – Edmonton & Area, AB – 13 July 2016
The product that this company provides is a good one. The workout is one that I would recommend to most. However, it does seem that management, at all levels, are slowly dragging it through the dirt till it dies. If you are a Kinesiology student that wants to use their degree, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to become a robot and nothing more, this will be perfect. When trainers try to have an opinion, stand up for member health and safety, support each other, and try to have a good time, you can be sure that it will be shut down. There is zero job security as I have watched many people disappear without explanation. Managements practices are conniving and at times, illegal. If you do get stuck here, the members are truly the joy of the job and the reason you will keep coming back
Studio Manager (Current Employee) – Canada – 19 April 2016
The Orangetheory work out and concept is amazing. Small studio very details oriented and personal approach. However, the corporation that sell the franchise in Canada is very bad and so desorganized. Minimum training provided and corporate does not have enough staff to help the studio. Also the company that provides retails is based in the US and is completly incompetent. The owners of mystudio has been struggling with corporate from day 1. Coprorate is very desorganized and the US corporate should step in.
If you plan on being a studio manager or own a franchise in Canada be aware,
Full Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 9 June 2015
Sometimes it feels like there are too many cooks in the kitchen saying what should be done. Studio management needs development and regular reviews by staff members to ensure areas are being covered. The members are what makes the job the best, and they are amazing. Plus the workout is really good, and it makes it easy to sell a good product.