After working for Professional Fitness as a trainer for 6 weeks I had not received a paycheck. To make a long story short I was fired for confronting so called part owner of this company concernning this. After more than 6 weeks I receive a paycheck for the first 2 weeks I worked (of course it was for less than it was suppose to be),I deposit this check in my checking account to find out after writing a rent check out that Professional Fitness puts a stop on the pay check they gave me. Mind you they still owe me for 4 additional weeks of pay.
I eventually get my pay checks minus about $500 of what they actually owe me. Their pay system is this: On the 16th of the month you submitt your hours for hours worked the 1st-15th and you are "SUPPOSE TO" recieve a check on the 1st OF THE FOLLOWING month. Totally illegal!!
Professional Fitness has indfected hiundreds of gyms throughout the country and have a couple thousand employees, so what these guys do every couple of years when they file bankrupcy and change their name (AKA Beyond Fitness), is they make millions of dollars by not only the contracts they owe clients but by not paying the 6 weeks worth of pay they owe their employees. In there handbook they give employees they even state "We were previously known as Beyond Fitness but TO SUIT OUR COMPANY'S NEEDS WE CHANGED OUR NAME TO PROFESSIONAL FITNESS" Even a 6th grader can interrpert that statement.
These guy steal from everyone,clients and employees. Please can you say class action lawsuit someone? The way they get themselves set up in these gyms is they trick the gym owners into signing rediculous contracts (18 years, yes you read that right). I know for a fact some of these gym owners are trying to find a way out of their contract because everyone that comes in cointact with this training company hates them.
Oh yeh and if you are still thinking of working for them dont sign the NO Compete Clause. It states if and when you quit working for them or if they fire you for any or no reason you can not work as a personal trainer or at any gym within 20 miles of where they do bussiness. Which pretty much covers the whole country. I have to hand it to Professional Fitness, if OJ had their lawyers that draw up their contracts he probably would had got a not guilty on his last case.