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Loved my Gold's Gym job

I worked for Gold's Gym and think its the best place to work. It was very near to my house, only a 3 minute walk which made it very convenient for me.

My position was assistant trainer. The job was simply good. I was treated well, the staff is very pleasant, the working atmosphere is just brilliant. The pay was very very good and I had many benefits too. For example, I could bring my folks to the gym for training and exercises for free of cost. I even got bonuses every 6 months according to my performance.

I would say if you get a job offer don't think twice at all and join gold's gym at once.

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by: Anonymous

Your experience is very rare! I work at one now and in the year i have been there have seen many trainers come and go. i will be moving on in about a month. Think twice before working for a golds gym!!

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Golds personal trainer

by Danielle
(Provo, Utah)

Worked in Utah as a personal trainer

Pros- With the large numbers of members, Gold's can really keep you busy. You will work with a wide variety of people and get lots of experience fast. A fun environment.

Cons- Very high turn over rate across the board, trainers, management etc. The company is much more into sales and numbers than they are fitness and so they tend to give people promises that are unrealistic. Also, they tend to hire people that "look the part" but are not necessarily qualified.

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by: Anonymous

The company is crap you don't want your name affiliated with them in any way. Trust me been there..

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Golds Gym Austin, Texas.


(Austin, Texas)

I worked at Gold's Gym by Burnet/Hwy 183 in Austin, Texas as a personal trainer. This is a very big gym with a lot of traffic. The management is concerned about selling memberships and personal training sessions above anything else. My training had a huge emphasis on sales. Quotas and sales... quotas and sales, management is not concerned about your client's progress. These people are very deceiving and want you to manipulate members into buying personal training sessions by making them feel uncomfortable and pointing out all of their physical limitations so that they buy from you... all of this is done in a very pushy annoying way. You have to call members and set them up with fitness orientations so that later you can take them into the office and pressure them into buying sessions.

They pay you minimum wage plus 30% commission on sessions you sell. Appointments are usually spread out so you have to wait in the gym without getting paid until is time for the next appointment. I don't see how could anyone survive with a job like this. Trainers are under paid and the company keeps most of what you sell. Management is highly disorganized. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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Golds Gym

My experience with Gold's Gym in Las Vegas was not favorable. First of all, the pay scale does not take into consideration your experiences, college education, or certifications. As a matter of fact, if you are an experienced trainer with a successful track record and formal education, you will be paid the same amount as a teenager fresh out of high school who has never seen a dumbbell in his/her life. (think $5 over minimum wage per session).

There is also more emphasis on sales, but the commissions are not worth the effort. No-shows on consultations were disgusting. The turnover of trainers & desk personnel at this Gold's was unreal... worse than a stripclub with no business. And to top it all off, manager turnover was higher than trainer turnover.

Since many Gold's are franchises, you never know what to expect. Except that it is a strongly profit driven company that will sacrifice quality on all levels for a single buck. It's an ok place to start if you have no experience and no education in training. But as a well seasoned pro... forget Gold's. You might as well go work at Burger King.

In my honest opinion... clubs are destroying the reputation of trainers by being greedy, hiring inexperienced trainers and using high pressure sales techniques. I can't wait til the government steps in and requires all trainers to be licensed and/or board certified... as we are directly dealing with the health and safety of our clients ! ! ! Not to mention, their emotional well beings !

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Gold's Newbie

by Brad
(Maryland)

I've been a PT for 3 years now, and I've seen the inside of many gyms, including Gold's. Since Gold's has corporate and privately owned facilities, it all depends on the specific location. I've found that privately owned gyms often mirror the owner, and the local demographic. The Gold's I'm currently working in (MD) is full of meatheads (not really a bad thing) but the PT is great, so many clients! If your in a high-income area, and get a Gold's in the right location, with an owner/upper management that understands how a gym works, you'll do ok.

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Gold's Gym in Buffalo

I worked as a fitness consultant at a Gold's Gym in Buffalo, New York for two years. It was a pretty ordinary job. Nothing bad about it but nothing very exciting either. The pay was decent and got me through while I was preparing to be an architect. Overall not a great job but it served its purpose for a few years. I wouldn't want to spend my whole career at Golds but it may work for somebody else.

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Question about Golds...
by: DFox

Hi, when you were working at Golds as a fitness consultant, did you have a certification in anything? I am trying to get my foot in the door and I have an interview on Saturday, if you could give me some tips, that would be awesome!



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