Matt was inspired to join Lifetime when he met one of our Learning Coaches in his last role. With 15 years in the fitness industry and able to demonstrate our Lifetime DNA, Matt was an ideal candidate to become a Learning Coach himself. Matt is now an Area Manager providing inspirational leadership to his own team of Coaches
If you want a varied job, where you can apply and learn many news skills then this is the job for you
I used to work for a company that was contracted to Lifetime, to deliver their Training. I had regular contact with the Learning Coach who used to visit the site and he said that Lifetime was a good company to work for. I also completed some work based learning qualifications with Lifetime, about ten years ago and I enjoyed the experience and professionalism I received.
There’s lots that I enjoy about working for Lifetime. I have the flexibility to manage my own diary and time, which fits around my family and social life. I like going to new places/sites and meeting new people. The main reason is the job satisfaction I get, when I have helped one of my team to progress their learners, which has a real impact on their career.
When I first started the job there was a lot to learn. I was completing my assessor and teaching qualifications, as well as learning a new job. There were a couple of team members who were very supportive and would answer the phone every time I called and would talk me through anything I needed to know.
I worked in the fitness Industry for 15 years. I started off as Fitness Instructor & PT for around three to four years and then progressed on to fitness management. I made the decision that I wanted to progress my career by working more in management. After being successful in my role I was put on an internal management progression scheme, which helped me progress in to the next role of Deputy Club Manager. This role consisted of managing both sales and operational aspects of the business. I was able to use all this knowledge and experience and put it in to coaching my learners. I am now able to use my occupational experience and my experience as a Learning Coach with Lifetime to help support my team.
When I started as a Learning Coach, I was assigned a mentor that was on hand to help with any issues and questions that I had. They would also come out on visits with me and assist in learning the job. As an Area Manager I support my team through regular one to one's, mid-year and annual Evolve conversations and ad-hoc support when needed.
Lifetime creates a good working culture. The company is dedicated to delivering the best teaching and learning through our Learning Coaches, by being innovative and supportive. The company adapts to any change and is at the forefront of training and education. It also creates a motivated workforce with the support and positive attitude.
The Senior Management Team are visible and approachable. The COO attends visit with Learning Coaches and spends time understanding how the role works. This shows that they care and are interested in seeing the impact their decisions have on our working day. Having worked for other large companies, this is not always the case. As an employee this makes you feel valued and a part of the team.