Trainer in Port Moody, BC
Poorly Organized, Scared of Non-Monetary Growth, Shows Lack of Care for Employees
Work hours are steady, but it takes awhile to get there. It's incredibly fast-paced, so you do learn to adapt to a high-speed environment, and you get a lot of exposure to a lot of different types of clients, so it is a great place to start your career as a trainer. They generally hire great people, so coworkers are rarely a problem. Management at any level does not care to listen to their employees' concerns and shows an overt lack of respect, and it is commonplace for the employees to say that they do not get paid enough, which is true, in my opinion. Employees are disgruntled and unhappy. Management will push you around if they think you can be pushed around, and this includes your pay negotiations. Do not ask for anything less than $27 to start. Know you rights as an employee inside and out. It is so fast paced that a finding chance to obtain knowledge and grow professionally proves to be tough, despite the level of talent you can find in any of their gyms.
Front Desk Administrator in Vancouver, BC
Incredible Culture, Opportunities to Advance
I expected to join IF for only a year as 'just a job' after I graduated. But once I became immersed in this incredibly supportive culture surrounded by intelligent, kind and intentional people, I just couldn't leave. The energy and accountability is infectious, and you learn something new every day from the experienced teams here.Management has made great strides to improve pay, work/life balance and communication over my time at IF and it shows. They continue to work on these things and they've shown incredible support to employees through the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoting to virtual training to keep us all working and earning, and investing in software to make our jobs easier and operations smoother.This is a place where you truly do get out what you put in - if you're ready to commit to building a home for yourself and growing constantly, this is the company for you.
Sr. Administrative Assistant in Victoria, BC
Amazing organization, awesome culture and perks if you enjoy personal training sessons!
Amazing culture, team and excellent perks if you are a fitness fan this is the place for you! Your benefits package includes two personal training sessions weekly. Very fast paced, AMAZING management, must be detail oriented and open to sales and marketing.
Employee in Vancouver, BC
Great place if you are looking to be a part of a team and want to grow personally and professionally in the fitness industry. If you are looking to become more than a trainer, there is the opportunity to specialize in other areas. A very inclusive family like workplace where you do a lot of events together. If you are not interested in doing fun events outside of work with the team and clients, it's not the place for you. If you haven't worked as a trainer anywhere else you wouldn't know the difference but at IF you don't have to worry about sales, clients are provided to you so its one of the more client centred authentic places to work as a trainer. Don't expect to be paid like what you would if you worked independently but remember you don't have to do any sales (generate leads, marketing, insurance, holiday coverage, scheduling, billing) all stuff you would have to pay for independently. You are definitely expected to go above and beyond so work life balance can be tough at times but that's what it takes to be successful based on the systems provided.
IF you want to be treated terribly
Absolutely one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. Boast about valuing employees and community, will literally sh it on you as soon as your back is turned. Just be sure you’re a yes man/woman if you want to get on at Innovative. I would recommend anyone who values their mental health stay clear of this company.