GoodLife Fitness Clubs
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Great experience at the club I’m in, so good I suggest a friend to apply. However their experience at a different club was no where close to what GoodLife believes in for company policy. Your experience will depend on your team do your research, you can make unlimited amounts of money depending on your work ethic.It’s what you make of it. As an FA you will learn every position of the club

Pros

Commission and hr pay add up
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good environment

good environment. HOWEVER, really hard to grow professionally and a lot of micromanagement. the pay and the job responsibilities dont always align, a lot of work expected for minimum wage
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What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Supportive environment
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Sense of belonging

Good place to work

Nice culture and support from the management. The pay is reasonable with decent work-life balance. Generally a good place for those with passion in this industry.
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Well done sir

Get to the gym shoes the clients what to do what to eat tell them and consistency is the key and they will be successful in the gym and in the life…..
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Productive and fun work environment

Very busy location. But Club culture sets employees up to thrive. I appreciate how team members support each other, whether they’re generous with their time or giving positive feedback. It’s easier to complete my tasks knowing i have everyone’s support. Managers provide ongoing guidance, training and support
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Very good place tto work

Amazing gym membership with lots of benefits including pension and uber. Low rate mortgages also available. 100k pay in bonuses is amazing. It is a must
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A productive workplace with a culture of friendliness and the opportunity to grow

A typical work-day is one in which we scanned in and greeted all the staff including the general manager. After settling in we reviewed and recorded the performance of the previous day and projected expectations for the current day. There was an established learning system and time given to engage in study and then uploaded to our personnel file. The most impressionable workplace culture was the open communication with the general manager and the friendliness of the staff. The most enjoyable part of the job was the opportunity to interact with the clients guiding and assisting them with the achievement of their fitness goals.

Pros

Time to study, free access to all gym facilities, priority for more gainful employment in the gym.
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Average Sales Structure/ Compensation

Not a great sales structure, this company uses outdated methods to force members into providing their friends phone numbers for sales to cold call. Almost no qualification for warm leads. Great job for somebody who might be going to school.
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Stay away if you can

This is up there with the most toxic workplace. Everyone talks behind everyone’s back. Management is clueless AND never takes your concerns serious. God forbid you do well one month and hit your goals (sales) but fail to do the same the next month, you’re getting a write up for it. Club hires KNOWN perverts as managers, talk about members like they’re a piece of meat. The list goes on!!! I was at this place for 7 years, this is NOT where you want to work.
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Management was super innapropriate

fitness manager hit on every girl who walked in regardless of their age. As well, they wanted you to work many hours of unpaid work just to gain clients which should have been their job.
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Great people, but second rung to personal trainers

Met some great people. Decent pay for classes and a fun atmosphere. Laid off as part of pandemic response and company focus turned more to generating revenue through personal training.
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I'd rather work at an Anytime fitness and that's saying a lot.

What is the best part of working at the company?Working in a gym and being able to workout almost at any time.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?This job is all about numbers, if you live in a low population center you will lose your job. You cannot meet their expectations unless they lower them because they like you. Management at this location is absolutely insane and shows up to work under the influence frequently, will be extremely rude to you and will bring up your family history etc in attempts to demean you.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Extremely toxic workplace that masquerades as being "Friendly, happy, fun". Seems nice at first but it will never last.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Regret waking up in the morning, show up, staff is rude because this is a clique environment filled with adults who mentally belong in high school, get sh it on by management even though your sales stats are the best in the entire gym for the month, deal with intoxicated management and become emotionally drained listening to how they peaked in high school (30 years old and still hasn't moved on), meet new members and set them up with a membership, get sh it on more by management because even though you made the sale "I could have done it better, why didn't you force more onto them so we get more money" even though the guests are low income and just starting out... clock out and workout :')
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Good intro Position

Opportunity to increase salarymake your own hourslots of learning potential if you are willing to put in the work and involve yourselfeducation fund if you qualify
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Poor pay, poor benefits, poor job security

The only real positions that have any job security are management and sales. Managers are responsible for staying on budget but often goes over budget and company gives sometimes poor unrealistic budgeting. Many employees paid just to stand around, gossip/socialize, be on phones when they are supposed to be doing their jobs. In the end, experience and performance don't matter.Also, lack of equality for advancement.

Pros

Free membership for employee and one friend. Was a fun place to work sometimes.

Cons

Poor health benefits. Low advancement opportunity. Workplace can be full of gossip.
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Good job and decent pay, not great management

Being a fitness advisors you have the opportunity to make pretty good money if you push for sales and are at a busy club. Coworkers are great, but management could be better.
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not great, have to work for it

hard to get a good thing started. wouldn't recommend if looking for something with lots of pay right away. but go for it if it is something you want to do well into future
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Club attendant

Not worth it. Bad hours and poor pay for strenuous labour. Management only care about who they can push around, and require you to do mundane tasks. Not
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It's all about the sale

Don't go into management, as you are not treated like an adult. Plus Don't even try and think for yourself. If you enjoying saling over priced personal training, this job is for you.

Pros

Free gym membership

Cons

Working for GoodLife
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Good work environment, low salaries

Very positive work environment, very flexible schedule (you build it the way you want). However, it is not stable. There is no base salary, so your salary is build on sessions you conduct.
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fun place

needs better equipments and machines. classes should be more fun and easy to follow instructions. there should be a variety of classes for clients to choose from.
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Fair - Needs Improvement

Management is fair and organized. Pay isn't that greatest especially during slow months. It can be kinda cut throat sometimes, I understand the approach so never took it personal. You will meet lots of good people and PT can be fulfilling at times.
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Based on 1,126 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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