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24 Hour Fitness Trainer best job ever!

by Gabriel
(Denver, CO)

I'm sure you've read a bunch of the other weaklings on here say how much it sucked being a personal trainer with this company but the truth is that it is an "only the strong will survive type job". If you have no clients to train well than you don't have a job and guess what you have to get your own clients which means that you have to also be a salesperson. If you are good at sales and training than you wont have a problem. I worked there for 3 years my first year as a trainer I made slightly over 50K my second year I was promoted to Fitness Manager and made around 60K third year the same. There is a ton of turnover because people come in thinking their going to change lives and be the best trainer ever without considering they need clients first. Sell and make good money wine and get fired.

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Hello!!
by: Anonymous

Thank You!! For Fitness Professionals, There seems to be alot of negativity going on! I believe you can succeed anywhere, at anything, anytime if you put your mind to it and work hard! Thank you for explaining that simple concept! A person gets back what they put out! If thinking is negative, results will be negative, and vice versa!

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24 hours Fitness the worst job ever!
by: Anonymous

I was a P.Trainer for 24 Hour Fitness and I could say it is the worst company I had ever worked for. 50k training for 24 H; that is a lie. No trainer there make that kind of money beacause comission is very low and who ever wrote that knows that. I began working there when I moved ot CA and had no clients and needed a job. While working there I felt exploited,underpaid,pressed to sell. The company tries to whash your brain and make you feel like that it is a privilege that you are working for them. When you do not make your quote they make you feel like you are not good enough. I remember one time the club manager posted on the board (visible to club members )a list of trainers who did not make their quotes so they would be embarraced. I lasted 3 months and I moved on.

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RE: 24 hours Fitness the worst job ever!
by: Anonymous

Hey "24 hours Fitness the worst job ever!"

I hope you realize you're an example of the "weaklings." The first year I was a trainer at 24 Hour the top trainer in the company (who was in Reno at the time), made $96,000. A trainer I worked with a couple of years ago (Sacramento Area) was pulling about $90,000 a year.

The good trainers will pull $50,000 or more. The ones who don't, leave the company. When I first started at 24 the company's turnover rate for a new trainer was 90 days (meaning the average new trainer lasted 90 days). It's that turnover rate that gives 24 Hour Trainers a bad name. As these under-educated and under-experienced trainers are out working the gym floor to get new clients and giving out, often bad, info. While the Master Trainers (serviced 2000+ session hours, and have 3-4 certs) are great trainers.

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by: Anonymous

I work at 24HF and made just over $73k last year. I'm on track to make that or more this year so far. I get the highest pay possible with incentives, experience, education, etc. I have a friend that works at a Gold's Gym that makes similar $. If you are good at what you do, have a great fitness manager that supports you and teaches you, you can make a good living at a corporate gym as a personal trainer. It's not easy but not a whole lot in life is. Yes it is very possible to make good $ at 24HF. A trainer at my club works more hours than me but does very well and makes $90k plus. I find of lot of the negative comments about this company comes from trainers that weren't successful.

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Liars
by: Master Trainer

I worked as a fitness manager for 24 hour fitness for several years. I never had a trainer come through our Super Sport level club make over $38K even before the recession started. Projections on the DAR that show your POTENTIAL income being $90K to $100K are meaningless. I will buy any current or former trainer at 24hr a new car if they can show me official IRS tax documents for a year of $100K training/supplement sales/training sales combined earnings. Stop spouting your bullshit to those who may make the mistake of working there.

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Liars, liars, pants of fire
by: FMR Fitness Manager

I was a fitness manager for 24 Hour Fitness for several years until just recently. I started there in 2004. Those who are on here claiming they make/made over 60K a year as a trainer there are lying. Answer these simple questions if you really worked there (any decent 24 Hour Fitness trainer will know these by heart):

1. What are the 5 "b's"?
2. What material are the trophies for top performers made out of?
3. What is the PPR and what is its' frequency?
4. What is a DAR and where do they come from?
5. What are the only 3 exercises a trainer at 24 can have a pregnant client perform?
6. What is the name of the in-house cert?
7. How many client-hours are required to be a Master Trainer?
8. Does 24 Hour have district fitness managers?

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thinking to work at 24 hr fitness
by: roxy

I just graduated from college with BA and submit online apllication to 24 hr fintess a couple days ago. Then I ran into those experiences from you guys. I felt that reality might be different than Im thinking in my head about helping people reach thier fintess goals. However, at the same time, i know that those who make effort will survive. I'm not an English speaker (Im Japanese). So it would be little bit challenge but if i think in good way I'm lucky that I understand both English and Japanese to train both types of clients. Fintess is my passion and life so that i believe you guys can do if you guys are serious about it even though things are about sales.
Good luck :)

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Re: Roxy
by: Anonymous

Roxy, do yourself and your future clients a huge favor and go to work at another fitness company, or better yet, a private gym. 24 Hour Fitness will suck the life and enthusiasm out of you and will put a huge dent in your resume. They have a bad reputation in the fitness industry and working there could harm your career. Best of luck to you.

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i see...
by: roxy

Im in Hawaii. So im trying to apply for another place such as YMCA to get experience because I submit online application to 24 hr fintess a couple days ago but it seems they dnt have time to check it so i called them but manager want there so left message...

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Don't be fooled by this person
by: Anonymous

Yeah it really is cool how you have to earn UNREALISTIC and UNGODLY amounts of sold sessions and supplements just to keep your job with them. I agree with you.....BEST JOB EVER! :P

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All about Sales
by: Anonymous

Doing well is far more about being a salesman than being an honest trainer. Most of the supplements have minimal benefits. I have yet to see a trainer at 24 hour actually training someone who is above average shape...or trained someone significantly to actually see visible results (in the 7 months I've been there, normally three days a week). I suppose each gym's staff varies, but the overall word is don't get a job as a trainer or take lessons from any of them. I ride a road bike to the gym (and everywhere else), and my ten minute warm up on my way there appears to be as difficult as most of the people's training sessions ;)

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Fun times
by: Anonymous

I worked at 24 for over a year, and since leaving and becoming an independent trainer, have enjoyed much greater income while actually training far fewer hours, and giving my clients significantly better results. The only pressure to sell comes from me, instead of the typical fear managing that many FMs try to impose. This has nothing to do with a person being weak, just a corporation trying to squeeze as much out of their employees as possible. In ober five years as a trainer, at Gold's, LA fit, and 24, I am much more happy on my own, and my boss is nicer, too!

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