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GoodLife Fitness Clubs Employee Review

Not a bad place

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20 June 2020
Great work culture with lots of perks and room to move around. They cap your wage after a certain period. If you like sales, goodlife is the place for you (there is a lot of room to make money if you're good at selling).

Personal trainers should get paid more.


Overall, decent place to work!
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Pros
Free membership plus 1 extra, friendly co workers, meet lots of new people, relaxed atmosphere, provided T shirt uniforms, discounted personal training packages, easy to transfer clubs
Cons
Air conditioning gets really cold after a while, some members can be hard to deal with, minimum wage
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Personal Trainer (Current Employee) - Kanata, ON
Although I love being a trainer and helping people working for a corporation is not worth it. The people I worked with are amazing and I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who had knowledge and experience of 8+ years working for the company but there were also a lot of negatives that came with this job.
You need to be really good at selling and sometimes it can take months - years to build up a steady business of clients who are committed to staying with you for a few years. Overall the environment is relaxing but it’s common to hear the phrase “overworked and underpaid” working for this company and the shock that most clients get knowing their trainers are getting paid a quarter of what the gym makes. They also don’t always have amazing management staff and throw a lot of people who are inexperienced into the job.

It can be a rewarding job but go into it with experience or at least learn from it and fly solo after a couple years.
Pros
Fun, Can be relaxing, Rewarding and educational
Cons
Overworked-underpaid, Sometimes inexperienced managers, first year or two is stressful
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14 June 2020
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Level 3 Personal Trainer (Current Employee) - Toronto, ON
I had spoken to numerous personal trainers about the job before deciding to join GoodLife. I wanted so badly to make it work. I put in an incredible amount of hours for the company and spent a lot of money on courses to better myself. At the end of the day, I was not treated well for all the work I was doing. Management would yell at me for no reason, I would not be paid for work that was done, and management would turn a blind eye to shady operations within the company. I really wanted to work in the fitness industry because it's something I'm passionate about. But passion doesn't make up for the lack of money and terrible treatment.
Pros
Free gym membership
Cons
No health benefits, little vacation time
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21 January 2020
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Motivator (Former Employee) - Dartmouth, NS
You are always disposable as a Goodlife employee.
You can go work on time, in uniform, be passionate about your job, ready to work every shift, but you are no more valuable than the person who calls in sick every week and doesn't care about their job.

The harder you work doesn't equal job advancement. Job advancement is NOT based on job performance, availability or seniority but is based on the 'discretion' of the Manager.

Working hard at Goodlife means working until you are so burnt out and worn down, you finally get pushed out of a job.


That's why you see so may Goodlife jobs on Indeed.


If you need to file a complaint with HR regarding any kind of workplace harassment be prepared to be victimized again. Goodlife has a privacy policy where they can't tell you if any action was taken again the person you filed a complaint against. So you never really know if anything was ever done and you still get to come to work every day to your abuser. It makes the work environment unsafe for anyone who may feel like a minority or vulnerable.

HR also works hard at protecting management, so if you have any concerns, HR doesn't get you far, and you are safer and better off quitting.

That's why you see so many Goodlife jobs on indeed.
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