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Pure Gym Reviews

Updated 30 June 2017
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  1. "Personal trainer"

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    Current Employee - Personal Traner in London, England
    Current Employee - Personal Traner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Self employed, flexible hours, revarding

    Cons

    Client depending income, sometimes difficult people

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Personal Trainer at the gym"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pure Gym part-time

    Pros

    The gym members are great. Get to take classes that you enjoy doing.

    Cons

    No cons about working at pure gym


  3. "good a d simple"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    autonomomy, seelf devel, happy, development, career

    Cons

    clients , style, salary,

    Advice to Management

    good


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  5. "Plenty of scope for development"

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    Current Employee - Member Services Team Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Member Services Team Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced company with new promotional openings constantly.
    Management make themselves known and spend time in the office, even the CEO.
    Incentives running constantly.
    Great vibe and culture.

    Cons

    No parking as centre of Leeds.


  6. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Gym full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, standard rent or hours programme, relatively flexible

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to maintain, alot of classes to teach very physically demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Pay hour Pts for classes


  7. "Shambles"

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    Former Employee - Member Service Adviser
    Former Employee - Member Service Adviser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Gym part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good awards evening and parties, did have a good work environment until they took over LAF

    Cons

    Not enough staff, removal of bonus structure, unfairly treating staff, one rule for one one rule for another, same people doing the same job for different wages, make it increasingly difficult to take holidays


  8. "Personal Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pure Gym full-time

    Pros

    All of the PTs look out for each other. Shift work allows you to meet a variety of different people/members. The gym equipment isn't top of the range but enough to provide a great service to cliental. Unlimited earnings potential (if you want to work for it).

    Management are usually great guys and former PTs (see cons as well).

    Cons

    Managers don't help with advertising PTs. Managers are all about getting members through the door and more or less look out for themselves. They do listen to you when you have concerns or want things changed in your favour but sometimes it feels very forced.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise your shift PTs more.


  9. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pure Gym full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance. People focused

    Cons

    Less and less room for development as business is growing

    Advice to Management

    Keep it about the people


  10. "Don't be fooled about career progression or bonuses"

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    Current Employee - Gym Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Gym Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pure Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lively fun environment, the job isn't rocket science although they do keep making it harder. Easy to manage PT teams as they are self employed. UK's leading affordable gym chain so better to work for than most of the competitors.

    Cons

    Depending on your clubs location it can be difficult to recruit PT's which means you will end up doing the classes and shifts yourself, this will take you away from promoting your club and increasing sales so you won't get your bonus. You are given little help from your managers to aid recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing around with the bonus structure, try spending more than 5 minutes in the clubs to see how difficult the job can be.


  11. "personal trainer & class instructor"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer/Health Promotion & EIM in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer/Health Promotion & EIM in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It can be fun at times, classes provide a basis to assess your group and sometimes introduce modifiers for first timers, or those with limited ability.

    Cons

    If the class session is but a few it not inspiring and class attendees hardly employ personal trainers.

    Advice to Management

    Staff should get some type of wages as they are totally dependant on getting clients to earn a living. On managers and assistant managers get paid.


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