I spent a year as a motivator working MY hours and picking up 30 -100 hrs a month from employees that called in sick... in hopes that when someone quit, I would get those hours. I came to work on time, in uniform, for every shift, and then for my co-worker's shifts too. But instead, when someone quit, my boss hired the 16-year daughter of a long time "Senior Motivator" and I lost my hours due to nepotism. When I took it to HR it was a big cover up, the refused to see it as a conflict of interest for the company, they said the manager could do whatever he wanted, that the job wasn't based on performance or availability. This 16-year-old could only work for the summer, needed vacation time, called in sick, sat in a side office with her feet on the desk when she was supposed to be at the front desk...and HR actually said she beat out other applications including mine, a 44 year old single mom, who beat cancer and was passionate about fitness. 4 months later my boss had to hire 2 more people to replace her and me because she went back to school and I had to go find another job because I lost my hours. This job is a joke if you are older than 17, passionate about fitness, or if you care about yourself.
I had asked for a transfer and they wouldn’t give it to me, I even asked the clubs I was looking to get to and they said they would let my manager know.. nothing was done. The travel was too much and I have told my manager I was living pay check to pay check. A coworker went through my email (which is against policy and cause for immediate termination) and forwarded it to herself and my manager. She currently still works there. Said coworker had made petty complains from then on and had gotten me fired. The members are great people and made my nights/mornings.. but the coworkers are garbage and the pay is weak. For a company that promotes good health and acceptance no matter what you’re going through.. my manager and HR could give two fcuks about what I needed help with and sent me on my merry way with no chance to find another job.
Terrible upper management at regional level. They are rude, uncaring and lack integrity.
Terrible company. They have a good structure but upper management is the worst I have ever seen. They are unintegral and rude. Never work here if you have any morals.
I used to work at Goodlife Heartland, enjoyed my time and was fun at the beginning because it is a busy club and I had quite a bit of clientele at thw beginning. But when regional management changed, it all went down the drain, I felt forced to work long hours, was treated with no respect by the regional manager who would constantly found a way to put us down. I’d stay away from working at this location. Other locations may be a bit better to try being a trainer.
The job as a Fitness Advisor wasn’t made for me. Poor hours, no work/life balance, poor salary. I strongly recommend not applying there if you want a work/life balance, because they do not provide that.
New opportunities. Unfortunately, I have learned now that experience with Goodlife Fitness is a red flag with a lot of employers due to them being known for hiring everyone and large turnover.
I'm leaving my job due to department down-sizing.
My contract got terminated. I got dismissed unfairly, accused and blamed for certain situations.
I provided 6 years of exemplary service, and they did nothing but ruin my life. They made me work 50 plus hours a week unpaid overtime, and they did not stick up for me as an associate when things went downhill. They do not guide you in making correct decisions, they think about their bottom line only and whatever will benefit the company. Majority of the staff are unprofessional and disgustingly heartless. I strongly recommend to stay away.
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