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24 Hour Fitness Trainer position

by Dean
(texas)

I have been at 24 hour for about a month as a personal trainer. There are now 32 trainers on staff so there are not enough clients or potential clients to go around. It's very cut throat and they really push selling on you. I'd say it's about 30% training and 70% selling and marketing.

I needed a place to get started and gain experience with clients. We get $7 per hour for floor time and sales calls and about $13 per hour when training....what a rip off! Trainers do ALL the work and get a small cut. Beware!

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Definitely a Trade-Off
by: Kathy

I agree that the sales aspect of working at 24 Hour Fitness is a turn-off. Especially in the sport facilities where they hire so many trainers it is really a 'sink or swim' proposition. I just transferred to an active club with only 8 or 9 trainers and it promises to be a lot less cut throat. But, we'll see...

As for pay, you at least have some control over that. Earn the max number of certs to get your rate over $20/session. Granted, it is still just a portion of what the client pays, but consider that you don't have the overhead you would have with your own business. True, you're doing the work selling on the floor and training, but no advertising or insurance costs. I chose to go this route to get the experience under my belt, to learn how NOT to treat employees, and because I am not in a position to quit my 8-5 job just yet to go on my own full time.

Kathy 3-20-08

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by: Anonymous

YES YES YES

Aint that the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are not a trainer. All the hype that 24 talks about with certifications. It's a joke! You are a car salesman. 90% sales, and they take 90% of your pay! All that hardwork trying to "sell" expensive packages, to get ripped off by the company.

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Sales Overshadows Training
by: Anonymous

The managers at 24 will hound you until you start to sell. It's sad. I figured out by the 2nd month that this is about extra money for 24 hour, not really about the health of the client. They will tell you things like, "you sell yourself", if your good, they will resign. Your also watched a lot. Mostly, I did not enjoy working as a Personal Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.

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work hard and come up empty
by: Anonymous

hey , i can seriously relate ! o m g ! check this out i have been with 24 for around 4 freakn years, and now iam not happy or proud to say the least. i work my but literaly off, and still to this day i still have fluctuating, and small pay checks? and it always comes down to sales to even break even, WHAT THE HEELL?! IAM NOT GETTING REWARDED FOR MY SKILLSET, IAM GETTEN REWARDED FOR MY SALES ? I STILL DO not get this? the sxcuse , lies i am told is , oh you just need another sale . ok how in the hell when most of your sales are rsn, and that only happens one a mont or so depending on scheldule! and you can only work so many hours to train. realy how many can you realy sell????........uhu right ooookeee! seriousy can anyone relate? does anyone know the truth , or have experienced this pain? seriously this fukn sux. i could realy use the honest support thanks much .

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It's give and take
by: Anonymous

It's true. When you first start the job it's a lot of sales to get a good clientele built up...It is a business and the purpose of business is to make a profit. My Fitness Manager was very good and told me that a great trainer with great service will eventually make good money consistently. He was right! The best trainers in my gym don't really have to be salesy anymore because they have a reputation of being a great trainer. You just have to be a good trainer...so if you didn't make it...maybe you should work on your training knowledge and stop blaming the company...work hard those first three months and get through the salesy stuff and be a sound trainer and you'll make money too. I made $59,000 last year as a trainer. Not bad for helping people and working in a gym!!

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It's give and take my ass!
by: Anonymous

You are so full of crap. Don't sit here and try to tell us you made 59 grand as a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. In your wet dreams.

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Get out now!
by: Anonymous

Why are you giving away your money? I made $116,000 last year and I only train 3 hours a day. Start your own business, do group training for $45/hr per person and spend the rest of your time marketing. Notice I did not say selling. Market your ass off, get people in, give them the best workout they have ever had, sign them up for 6 month contracts. Repeat.

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