Fitness Instructor in Brampton, ON
Enjoyable But The Activities Directors Make The Job Difficult At TimesI taught classes 3-4x a week. Instructors also aren't allowed to use iPods which makes the job somewhat harder as our music would either have to be on a CD or from the tablet in the studio. Some of the Activities Directors that I encountered did not know the difference between teaching certain formats and also continued to allow other instructors who were doing unsafe exercises in their classes to remain on the schedule. The last AD I dealt with did not care about my availability upon returning to school or about my previous knee injury which led to injuring both knees while teaching indoor cycling.
Personal Training in Barrie, ON
Low pay, no work life balance Minimum wage, VPs will tell you you can earn 80-100K a year which is really dependent on the location of your club. If you work at a slower club, don’t rely on any commission for expenses. Scheduled to work 6 days a week, your day off each week will change constantly at the last minute, no work life balance. Staff turn around is insane.
Receptionist in Edmonton, AB
okayIt was a good place to work very chill and good hours. the management is a bit flakey but its a good place to meet likeminded people if you have a passion for fitness
Master Trainer in Mississauga, ON
Easy going side job that expects so muchI worked here for nearly 3 years as a personal trainer. Barely got new clients yet was expected to be there all day for 25-minute sessions. As a new PT, this was a good stepping stone but do NOT expect to make enough money to live off. They do not care about clients, once the contract is signed they could care less. As an employee, they could also care less about you. I tried to reach out for more clients- none. If you want to stay there- truly do not get promoted to MT. Sure the pay seems better but they really do not sell many master trainer packages. The manager at my location favoured male trainers over the female ones, if you reached out due to a problem you were having you got radio silence. The pay rate and benefits? A full-on lie, you make trash money and never offered or heard of benefits. Sure, you make your own schedule but they will input people in your off times or you wait 4 hours between sessions. Truly, a nightmare working for this company, and would never recommend it unless you are very fresh and need to gain some experience and even then try somewhere else! I hope this deters people from working here as a trainer- as sales sure. They love the sales team, everyone else... a lost cause.
Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON
Great work environment but paid less for the stressYou get paid the minimum wage and they only pay commission when the amout of commission is more than the minimum wage. So for that you had to 5-6 sales as commisions could range from ($ 25-$80).Had to do lots of cold calling and social media to get 2 sales a day.