Avoid working at this place at all costs!
Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) – Workington, Cumbria – 4 February 2019
I started as a fitness instructor in early September. Was interviewed by the manager and the fitness lead. I told them both that I had no prior history in the fitness industry but was keen to immerse myself in the industry since getting my level 2 fitness instructor qualification.
Little did I know that I’d soon be immersed in cleaning the gym, working all night shifts, and standing around while the other male instructor took all of the classes and the early shifts.
Basically they have one male instructor who’s been there for years, and other fitness instructors who have been hired come and go. They play favourites with the male instructor. So don’t expect to actually do anything fitness related if you work here.
The management is the worst I’ve ever worked for. Will pretend to be your friend but then stab you in the back.
Had no support from day one. Never had any support in actually developing my skills as an instructor. Was only called into the office once in 6 months by the
manager to say one of my classes had bad feedback. He then extended my probation! Don’t ever expect any praise. A couple of the duty managers are absolute bullies and will do anything and everything to make your life difficult. They make one rule for the duty managers, most of whom sit around the office all day and drink coffee, and everyone else is supposed to work til they drop.
Basically, just save yourself the trouble and don’t work there.