Monday, December 5, 2011

R.I.P. Lifestyle Family Fitness

A bit of a disclaimer, part of this blog was written a while back:

So far this year, I lost my job at the school and my gym at Cardinal Fitness. So imagine my shock to get an email from Lifestyle Family Fitness telling me that I will be out of a job at the end of November because they decided to close half their gyms and focus operations entirely in Florida. So Life Time Fitness bought two of Lifestyle Family Fitness's gyms in Indiana and all of LFF's members and stuck us with the task of keeping order until closing time. With two weeks to know I am losing another job due to reasons out of my control, you can imagine how well I handled it. All along, my supervisors kept telling me that no matter what, the are going to take me with them, that I am one of them, I have nothing to worry about, and they had me fill out new hire paperwork for Life Time and very quickly moved me to one of the gyms that Life Time purchased to continue running the desk until a management job came along. It was nuts. Things moved exceedingly fast. By the time it was all said and done, I found myself hired into two Life Time locations with a strong possibility that I will be moving into management soon.

It was funny because Life Time is where I wanted to be all along. After seeing the main gym I tried for three years to at least get an interview and kept getting passed up. And now I am an employee and they see that I am easily relocatable and very much want this.

I never thought that taking a job with Lifestyle Family Fitness would land me with a company that I have wanted to work for, and while I miss some of the members there, I can tell you that I am glad that company is also behind me.

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