I enjoyed working at the YMCA. You get to meet new people every day and gain experience in helping them with their fitness goals. Although the YMCA of Montgomery Village has been closed for several years now my experience there was rewarding.
The YMCA is a positive and community-centered place to work. They support their employees as well as members and provide avenues for health and community engagement. I am allowed to share creative ideas and given support to implement them if approved. My supervisors are supportive while also challenging - they encourage me to go the extra step for my clients and the environment of the brand. The most enjoyable part of my job is connecting with different members and clients daily, encouraging others to be healthy and strong. The toughest part of my job is managing the requirements of the association office while also working to deliver the best member experience possible.
Fun place to work and interact with members. Diverse workforce and membership base. Culturally sensitive. Opportunities for advancement exist.
You don't always hear from management about the vision or what's in the pipeline until it happens.
Happy to be employed in such a nice facility. Flexible schedule and hours diverse staff lots of training if you apply yourself. Staff could be kinder. Not a lot of staff support with unfriendly co workers
While my direct supervisor is fine, the YMCA in general is poorly managed to the point of near chaos. Administrative support is almost non existent, and communication between senior management and staff is embarrassingly bad. I've frequently had to learn about facility and program issues from my clients.
Not the best place to work if your a fitness professional or looking to advance your fitness knowledge. Spent more time cleaning than training clients. The facility has more emphasis on teaching classes as opposed to working with someone one on one. Management could be better, not to point fingers it just seemed like management cared more about their own agenda than promoting fitness and building a relationship with staff. With that being said its almost impossible to move up in the ymca as a whole.
cleaning, one of two shifts opening or closing, management
The Weston location is very upbeat, ton of staff around the building at all times, and the opportunity to grow within the company is there. You will see that the environment is very diverse and the ability to network is great.
The Y provides a sense of purpose by ensuring our success helps us provide more for our community. The flexibility in my work schedule is great, because it allows me to pick up my son from school and take time out for emergencies.
Personal Trainer (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) - Botetourt County, VA - 2020, január 29.
You get a chance to meet fantastic people energetic people. I am a personal trainer and have worked at other health clubs, this is one of the best environments. A great part time job, not a career move. Low pay.
Simply put, If you have a sob story this is the place for you, because that’s the only way your going to get ahead
Worked at Tong Louie YMCA brutal Management, they bring in good managers and then get rid of them, Something very wrong
Received minimal pay below industry standards and they try and bleed you for more money to their “charity”
Beware the blonde personal trainer, she has a angry streak and doesn’t care Swears at people and is Just nasty bb hated working here, they had a good manager and they got rid of him Do not work here
4 years soon to be 5 strong at the Y, and theres so much I could say but to simplify people of all positions are attentive and pay attention to the needs of not only members but us the employees. As for the culture and community i'm constantly greeted by members and employees everyday I work or workout and i'm always learning new things about each individual. I am forever grateful being part of the Y.
All the members at the Y are like family, including the other employees. Everyone is always saying 'hello'. Overall it was a very positive environment even with the changes in leadership in a few of the departments.