Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
585 Reviews
2.9
585 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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304 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 54 reviews)

  • I can honestly say the free gym member ship is the only pro (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't in touch with the problems within the club (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience working as a Swim Instructor at Life Time Fitness.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Tempe, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, always feel respected and heard.

    Cons

    Some communication and organization issues from immediate staff.

  2.  

    Good company long hours over promise

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    Former Employee - Member Advisor
    Former Employee - Member Advisor

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Good pay fun enviroment free gym

    Cons

    Long hours advancement promises drug out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    The gym is very nice and I enjoyed having a free membership. I enjoyed the people I worked with and the members.

    Cons

    Not much chance of advancement, did not enjoy constant change in managers and policies. Felt only thing that mattered was sales, not the service to members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Impressive Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Columbia, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Columbia, MD (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    - This company does not use traditional advertising, which makes their success pretty impressive.
    - I worked in the aquatics department as both a Swim Instructor and Slide Attendant (the only other aquatics job you could do without a lifeguard certification) and was treated extremely fairly.
    - Comes with a free gym membership; This is obviously more of a perk than other more basic gyms

    Cons

    - Sometimes the managers can be a bit out of the loop or unorganized, which is not something that can easily be dealt with in the aquatics departments.
    - Swim Instructors are expected to follow a specific kind of teaching which was clearly written by someone with very little experience teaching swimming. Instructors should be allowed to teach HOWEVER they see fit, so long as their methods are safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your swim instructors teach how they like. As long as they are safe and acting reasonably/nicely, there is not reason to give them lesson structure unless they ask for it/need help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place, mean people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    The facility is very nice, and the pay is good to start off with.

    Cons

    The people there, employees and members, are both very rude and snooty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job on giving lots of training, but loosen up a bit and be kinder to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great First Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services - Front Desk
    Former Employee - Member Services - Front Desk

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    I was hired at the front desk as my first job. I loved working there and enjoyed the schedule flexibility. Everyone got along well and it was fun. Plus I got a free membership.

    Cons

    Some management isn't the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, free gym membership, travel

    Cons

    Early stages of acquisition = Processes not in place. Hard to reach bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having business minded individuals running the show rather than good event producers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Friendly Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Life Cafe Team Member in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work atmosphere was, for the most part, very encouraging.

    Cons

    Sometimes getting hours is a chore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work on organizing the time sheet so that everyone can get reasonable hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed the people I worked with, but too focused on sales/quotas.

    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a group fitness instructor I enjoyed teaching many different classes. I met lots of people and have fun teaching.
    I was paid well for my classes and had great participants...a very social place.
    I also taught pilates with the equipment and enjoyed the people I got to work with.

    Cons

    The company as a whole does not appreciate the group fitness department. They are not revenue driven, so even though many people take the classes, they aren't paying extra for them like personal training. Many people go to Lifetime for the classes and the company should respect the opinions of the department.
    On the revenue driven side..PT and pilates/yoga...I was forced to attain a certain quota each month although I was a part time employee and didn't want to be full time. So my quota was so high that I couldn't do it without working more. I started there part time and was not expected to work full time until the 3rd Department head of PT got there. There is a lot of turn over with those in charge as well. Company too focused on sales and don't care about the members.

  11.  

    Former Cafe Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Free gym membership
    -Flexible hours
    -Discounted services
    -Worked around a school schedule

    Cons

    -Worked there for almost 3 years, never received a raise. When I asked about higher wage they told me that "the economy is bad" so no one was getting a pay increase.
    -Had me come in an hour after my grandfathers funeral to work "the busiest day of the year." But when a managers family member passed they received a week off of work.
    -Hardly ever given break time through out the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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