New York Sports Club

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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated 9 December 2014
Updated 9 December 2014
103 Reviews
2.3
103 Reviews
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Robert Giardina
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free gym membership and nothing else, even the benefits suck tremendously (in 27 reviews)

  • Co-workers were nice, My manager was always considerate and kind, Free Gym membership (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours, Salary, Depending on area, sales can be very difficult (in 8 reviews)

  • Serious lack of professionalism for all club management and too geared towards sales instead of retaining current members (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good initial experience to commercial gyms

    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being in a setting with like minded individuals, ability to create your own schedule after having built a substantial clientele and free membership to all locations.

    Cons

    Managers expecting you to work for free, the company is driven by sales, no real opportunities for full time employment and benefits, this location in particular has pretty poor foot traffic and there have been 2 managers since I've been here one who actually helped and made the trainers lives easier and the one who well wasn't as productive.

  2.  

    Horrible workplace. Stay away if possible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most people are nice. Coworkers are kind and supportive. Fun and engaging when working with clients.

    Cons

    Corporate takes 60-70% of your money if you are a personal trainer. They can fire anybody on the spot. Very unprofessional and threatening upper management. Benefits is almost nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school and learn some managements kills. If that doesn't help then maybe parents just didn't raise the upper management in my branch correctly. The high turnover rate is probably because corporate force trainers to get a pointless ACE cert when somebody has a NASM or ACSM cert. It might be better if trainers were compensated for continuing education hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Misguided

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    make your own schedule, sat-sun off sometimes.

    Cons

    work 2-3 12 hour shifts a month, if commuting from city add 2.5 hours to your daily shift to figure out how long you have at home to eat and sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to be patient with NYSC, constantly changing procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok for part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about working at Nysc is the free gym membership.

    Cons

    The hourly wage is very low even though they charge there members more than other gyms. All they care about is sales which leaves other areas such as maintenance of equipment and cleanliness of the gym to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more money considering how much you charge members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Pay is good, time is good

    Cons

    None that is a con

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Being able to help and teach people how to live healthier lives. Most of the staff is cool.

    Cons

    Management is a joke! Both fitness manager and general manager were very unprofessional,disrespectful and down right shady! You're expected to generate sales via leads/assessments from new members but management cares only about feeding those who they want. They hire young non certified trainers and allow them to break many company polices as long as they generate sales for the company. There wages are a joke and will only give you vacation time as long as you maintain at least 30 sessions a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more concern on the clients/members and less about the money they have in their pockets. STOP hiring non certified trainers and promoting services by certified trainers unless you're looking for a major lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was great, good people to work with and a nice place to be at when you want to work out and get in shape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    Salary, the co workers and fitness environment was great seeing all of the fit people makes you want to get active

    Cons

    Long hours, pay every 2 weeks, like four twelve hour days a month because of close outs and you have to hit your quotas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees more often and teach them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    1% are ok
    Clean
    Many locations
    Some good people
    Some good members

    Cons

    90% managers are backstabbing and membership sales often refer clients to trainers they are friends with management encourage employees to snitch on one another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people and members are not always right

  10.  

    Sink or swim

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay for half of your certification. They encourage continuing education.

    Cons

    The success of a club depends a lot on the training manager. If you don't have someone in your corner, your business may suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More manager workshops on how to relate to their trainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid company, corporate, great people and environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid pay but I was underpaid for how I felt I performed, personally. Great people to be around. Made a good living, won a lot of awards, helped develop some great employees.

    Cons

    Be prepared for potential long work hours. Be prepared for a lot of negativity from other employees. Lastly, it matters who you work for more than anything. That;s true of any job but some people are blessed to work with the right people here. Others, you're swimming upstream and I'm sorry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the clubs more. Senior Directors visit your club once a month or two typically and base their assessment of you off of a sheet of paper and what they see in their short visit. Come around more and participate with the teams and see their struggles, not so they can build on their excuses but so you can feel more a part of the team and know your sites better. And bring real energy, not fake energy. The teams will buy into it more if they see you along side them more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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