LA Fitness Informative - A Horrible Company!
PENNSYLVANIA -- I was as loyal an employee of this company as there could be until a few months ago. It's strange reading all these horror stories & being able to look at it through a different set of eyes. As a former G.M, I've seen how much pressure is applied to each person unfortunate enough to have to earn a check in order to provide for a family with this company. Imagine having to hire salespeople & tell them that there is a possibility they'll only take home $7.15 per hour? What quality of an employee do they hope to attract when they're paying minimum wage? All the while baiting these unsuspecting people with the possibility of becoming a G.M or a V.P... If you don't sell then you don't eat! Not at L.A. Fitness!
The best way to describe this company is to call them a "pyramid." At the top they all drive Porsches & wear Rolex's while the people the members (the lifeblood of the company) see each day scrape by to survive! It's disgusting! Someone quits? It's now the G.M.'s fault for not "keeping them motivated?" I've noticed that this company, which oddly enough, is all about "accepting personal accountability" is never wrong for anything! Does it surprise me to read all these stories? Not at all. You could lie to members all you want & look like a superstar but only until the Better Business Bureau gets involved. Then to save face, someone gets fired & misreps are corrected.
My advice is simply to AVOID this company at all costs! If you have been lied to then contact the BBB & watch how fast you get your refund! Yeah, they'll keep your money until you threaten to hit back. They are terrified of the BBB for some reason & I know that all incidents with them are accounted for and handled with great speed and care. They claim to be "monthly" yet they never seem to get your cancellations, do they? It is truly a nightmare & I know that. This is a HORRIBLE company to do business with and an even worse company to work for!
Good luck & I hope my advice helps more than a few people out..