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The best part of working with this business is the team orientation of all the roles. You will need to enjoy working to monthly KPIs with daily activity benchmarks, but if you enjoy working in a team and in the fitness industry this is the company for you.
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The staff were great very helpful and welcoming and there were plenty of members to get new clients the equipment was a bit old but still looked after well
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Goodlife was a great place to work, but they charge personal trainers a stupendous amount of rent. I absolutely loved my clients and the reception staff always seem to be wearing a smile.
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Pay rate was definitely on the low side. Especially if you were unable to meet commission goals. Good options for advancement, but found the pay rate did not meet the job expectations.
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Friendly and upbeat staff. Vibrant workplace environment, always enjoy going to work and talking to staff and also club members. Seeing the progress individuals make at the gym is very rewarding.
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Rent based gym system
Good support for new personal trainers entering Goodlife.

Expensive joining fees and rent

Many opportunities to work in other areas of the gyms and many gyms to choose from.
Pros
Help you build uo business with rent free then redused rent periods fir begining PTs
Cons
High sign up fees, high rent, less help as you get off the starting period.
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Goodlife Camberwell is a good location for a health club. With sky rise views. There is potential for the environment’s positivity to expand but requires an open mind and support.
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A difficult workplace to be in that throws you in the deep end and leaves you to find your own feet. Staff are either very helpful or ignore you and can isolate you very easily
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For a job where you work long hours for little return, this is a job for you. If you stay in there for long enough you will go places though. You will just need to endure and you will prosper.
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Personal Growth
Cons
Long Hours, Little Reward
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so much to learn being a trainer there, staff / team are great and helped with so much to progress your business/ just have to put the effort in if you want to get anywhere/ wanted to have a balance
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Goodlife health clubs is an energetic place to work with good staff and a fun environment. the atmosphere is good to work at and helping people join to get in shape is great
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I loved working with the children and getting to know there ffamilies, seeing the kids smiling faces and they ran to me for cuddles made it all worth it.
I love doing activities with the children, reading stories and generally playing with them!

My role as co ordinator was to also, roster 7 staff, book work, book parents in, deal with new clients, phone calls, attending meeting.


I also love cooking and since having this job it has not allowed me to do so, cooking in a childcare Centre is something I love and miss doing
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All & all,

When GoodLife advertise for someone to come in and help the gym as an “Assistant Club General Manager” they should actually employ the person for that role.


You will get the can at this place, if you are innovative, take pride in what you do, are confident and actually have a will to see the business do better.


All the qualities MOST companies would LOVE to see. But these guys are obviously wanting a bunch of happy go lucky kids, with no values. That will not ask for a single thing to see the business improve.


Everybody feels like a Membership consultant at this company.


The only positive thing about it is the community feel, if you are into that, however, it is only that way out of default.


As the place never freshens up, never reaches out to new customers, and the marketing is next to none.


Why do they not know how to simplify their systems? There is about a dozen systems, most of which do not work.


On the hour every hour, their main member database computer program would freeze, stall or become a black screen. The programming is also from the stone ages.


They basically build a gym and hope for the best. Most of the staff need a serious kick into gear.


They teach all their staff how to be so close minded its a joke...


Their sales procedure, is forced, its dodgey, and there are too many sales to keep up with. A sure-fire way to lose the trust of everybody at once, and have the masses become very disgruntled with the brand. Even the sales technique, where they hide two membership options from you on the other side of the laminate
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Pros
Breezy work, as nobody really cares about doing well
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Culture, quality of staff, education of staff, values of staff, supportiveness, no recognition for those that are talented and want to improve the gym
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Company is average. Everyone is just a number. No appreciation for any work that gets done. Trainers are treated with no respect and management are just people who have been with the company for long periods of time with zero management experience.
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Inspiring and being inspired is how my days go. Teaching fitness, rewarding and fun. Learning something new everyday!
Challenging learning new choreography every week, keeping classes fresh for members, but the feedback you get makes up for it.

I get to meet new people every week and its so much fun. We all get fit together.
Pros
Great members and colleagues.
Cons
bad pay.
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Good Company, but highly stressful as you need to generate your own leads and prospective members. Cruisy job when you form relationships with members but yeah, just stressful.
Pros
Monetary incentives, as it is a sales job.
Cons
Long hours, if you have to travel far it is minimal work/life balance.
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Although I am only casual in the childcare area, staff in the whole club are friendly. The club had great benefits with other companies. Management staff are friendly and easy to approach.
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The first couple of weeks were awesome and I had great support and the culture was great. Slowly things started to change and management changed. Now unfortunately it is all about numbers and not the members. The fitness directors just want the $ from the PT's and don't care about the PT performance/results/income, as long as the PT's are paying rent, the FD's don't care what happens because they get a fat cheque at the end of the day. No respect towards staff. Staff turnover is extremely high as everyone is replaceable. It is a dead-end job with no offered opportunities to progress within the company so i left.
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Very old culture, measured productivity solely on the number of hours you stayed at your desk.
Very toxic attitude by senior management, just out to get people, no support and zero emotional intelligence.
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Worked for Goodlife due to an acquisition. The people and development side lacked vs the company I worked for previously, before the acquisition. (Fitness First)
The Regional Business Managers and State Manager drive numbers rather than take the time to develop their people. People work for what can be done for them, not the other way around.

The work place culture is what the Club Managers make it, I had an amazing team culture, and this made my job the most enjoyable part.
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A typical day would include calling prospects to get them to visit the gym if they have shown an interest in possibly joining in the future as well as contacting current member to see if they any friends they would like recommend.

When possible joiners would come down we would then give them a tour of the facilities as well as go through their goals and desires then show them the most suitable plan for them
Pros
free membership
Cons
long hours
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