Did 120 hour co-op and enjoyed it for the most part
Co-op/Field (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 13 June 2018
During my course with Lifetime I really got to learn about the fitness industry. The main thing with this industry as is with any industry in that it is a business first and foremost. You can know everything about exercise science and nutrition but if you cant sell yourself than you will not make it in the industry. The facility itself is very clean and the machinery and gym equipment is for sure top of the line. The Management is great, but you have to keep the sales up or they will get rid of you.
Free use of the facility and it really is the best facility
Team Member (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 May 2018
One of the very few places that I have worked at and can honestly say that I enjoy it. People complain about management but don't realize that this is an American company and they are still fairly new to Canada. It will take time to work out the kinks and for them to understand Canadian laws/cultures. Having been there awhile, there have been many changes and the company is progressing in the right direction.
Great environment to work in. Surrounded by passionate team members. Some days it does not feel like work at all. Some days can be stressful. Culture at Life Time is very dependent on Management team's ability to lead. Most rewarding part of the job is seeing Members happy and having a great experience.
Fulfilling, great environment
Can be stressful, Work/Life Balance is inconsistent.
Locker Room Attendant (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 5 February 2018
management could be way better, staff is not well taken care of. To be quite honest its like working with a bunch of high school jocks and children. Promises are made to move up but none of that ever happens.
Coworkers were okay at best and management only cared about the numbers
Spa Coordinator (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 12 December 2017
Other than the free gym membership and some coworkers, it was not a good job. You had to act a certain way and were expected to do more work than what your actual role was. You are always watched even if you think you are not. Also there are no warnings. If you do something they dislike once you are done. I did not feel like I learned or grew as a person here at all.
Felicity Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 1 November 2017
Very busy work place. You get to meet a lot of new faces. Helping others with their fitness goals and lifestyles. I have worked in many different departments over the years at life time. Each department has taught me new things and I have enjoy all departments of Life Time.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 13 June 2017
Wage expectation is competitive with comparative retirement homes. The residents are amazing and staff work great together. Sometimes it can be difficult to provide safe consistent care due to under staffing.
Lifeguard & Swimming Instructor (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 May 2017
Established exceptional interpersonal skills and oral communication skills, by providing instructions, ideas and addressing obstacles with content and style appropriate for the audience Generated excellent data collection and auditing skills by listing the progression of students, as well as recording attendance after every class once a week Formulated superior coaching and mentoring skills, by providing constructive criticism to students regarding their progression, in order to improve technique and ability
Café Team Member (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 April 2017
A decent experience, poor Cafe head at the time, I am unsure about the new one. For a typical day, make food, smoothies and clean. Hardest part of the job is keeping up with rushes, most enjoyable part was having a great group of co workers. Fast pace work environment.
Former PT (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 April 2017
As many have written long hours, under pay, no appreciation.
At the end of the day they push you to sell things that members may not necessarily need. It is always about making sales & hitting a number. If you are single with no family, no other commitments than this job is for you.
Aquatic Dept. (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 February 2017
Overworked and under paid. Very little job security. Worked for 2 years and many members are demanding. Way to many spoiled children that have no respect for staff members. Work as a the assistant manager / team member.
LifeSpa Desk Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 14 April 2016
Working at lifetime fitness comes with alot of perks. Free gym membership, low discounted prices on the salon (if you work there as i did) and in the food area. And did i mention a free gym membership! That means access to majority the classes they have, using their gym equipment and the pools!
Life guard/swim instructor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 January 2016
My co-workers are very helpful with getting things done and getting chemical checks done on time. The hardest part is watching people and making sure everyone is safe and does not get hurt while in the water. The most enjoyable is the co-workers there.