Learned a lot but Glad I left Ballys
I started as a receptionist, and that was okay until Bally Total Fitness took away the receptionist incentives. I did that for about 3 years, until I went to personal training.
I was a Bally personal trainer for about a year and a half. I was a level 1, and at the time it was okay because I had clients back-to-back. At one point had more clients than any other trainer in my gym. It was great in the beginning, but when clients don't come, and Ballys can only afford to pay a certain amount of prospect hrs. you walk away broke.
Summer's were the worst. People don't come as much in the summer as they do in the winter. Winter is better because you have those "NEW YEAR RESOLUTION PEOPLE" and when that happens Bally's wants you to prospect more than they want to pay you.
It's about how bad do you want it. People don't want to pay for level 2, 3 or level 4 trainers. So it's hard to make the bigger money. I learned a lot though. I now have started my own gym and thanks to Ballys Total Fitness I know a lot more than I would have, if I hadn't worked there.