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Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
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Terminations and corrective discipline measures can be very difficult to do but, with experience, they do get easier. Talk to the interviewer about the extent of your experience with terminations and discipline.

If you do have the experience: "I have been a part of individual terminations and group lay-offs throughout my career. I am comfortable with these types of tasks."
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1.
Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
Terminations and corrective discipline measures can be very difficult to do but, with experience, they do get easier. Talk to the interviewer about the extent of your experience with terminations and discipline.

If you do have the experience: "I have been a part of individual terminations and group lay-offs throughout my career. I am comfortable with these types of tasks."
Ryan's Answer #1
"I have been a part of individual terminations and group lay-offs throughout my career. I am comfortable with these types of tasks."
Ryan's Answer #2
"If you do not have the experience: "I have not been in a position to perform terminations or hold corrective discipline meetings; however, I would be willing to perform these types of tasks with a small amount of training and research."
2.
What type of goals do you like to set for yourself and your team?
What types of goals are you most keen on setting for your employees? Talk to the interviewer about the types of goals that you find most important.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I put my team's goals into three categories. Financial goals, client acquisition goals, and personal growth goals. Financial goals focus on their monetary sales targets for the quarter. Client acquisition goals are the amount of new client relationships that they bring in. And personal growth goals focus on their own professional development. This can include taking a course or reading a new career related book."
Ryan's Answer #2
"The goals that my team focus' on most are the amount of happy clients helped, the amount of volunteer hours we have put in, and of course - our profit. We reassess these goals every month."
3.
We believe in continually educating our staff at Life Time Fitness. If we could offer you a course on any topic related to our business, what would you choose?
The interviewer is digging a bit deeper to learn about your specific interests within their industry. Perhaps you already know a great deal about fitness but you want to refine your education in nutrition. Pick one area where you would choose to expand your knowledge, if given the opportunity. Close your answer by expressing appreciation for the potential opportunity.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I have always had a keen interest in fitness and am curious to learn more about the ways in which nutrition directly affects the body. The right foods can actually heal certain ailments and that is really interesting to me. If I could take a course on any topic related to the health industry, I would definitely choose a nutrition based topic. I am even more excited to work for Life Time Fitness knowing that you place so much value on continued education!"
Ryan's Answer #2
"I love this question as I am a huge fan of continued education. If I could take any coursework related to the health industry, I would take something related to holistic herbal studies."
4.
Who would you say inspires you?
This question is something that you should have an answer ready for at all times.
Perhaps you look up to a parent who was a hard worker or a teacher who encouraged you to become who you are today. Whomever this inspiring person may be, remember that it's an answer from the heart that the interviewer is looking for.

Ryan's Answer #1
"My inspiration comes from my grandmother. She has spent every day of her life working hard and I have never once heard her complain about being tired and overworked. She taught me the value of a good reputation and I still seek out her opinion when I need inspiration."
Ryan's Answer #2
"There are a few individuals in this industry who inspire me. I follow a few industry influencers such as Rich Froning, Jennifer Cohen, and Steve Kamb. They inspire me because they are smart, and encourage healthy eating and smart fitness regimes."
5.
Although not a requirement, we prefer to hire those with some education in health, fitness, or nutrition. Walk me through any education and training you feel would add to your success with Life Time Fitness.
Your education background is likely listed on your resume; however, the interviewer is looking for you to expand on that experience. If you do not have any education directly related to health, fitness, or nutrition you can choose to discuss other areas of your education that will benefit Life Time Fitness. These areas may include business training, technical skills, or sales training for instance.

Ryan's Answer #1
"The majority of my education and training is surrounding sales and marketing. I am happy to spend time learning the health and nutrition portion of your business. Because I am well educated in business, I will be able to make a positive impact in this role right away through my strong up-selling and customer service skills."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I recently graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Some of the courses that I took included Motor Control and Learning, Introduction to Research, Statistical Inquiry, ​Human Anatomy and Physiology. I believe that these courses will benefit my performance when it comes to the programs and services that you offer here."
6.
Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
Display to the interviewer that you are able to do more that the bare minimum. Show that you are able to react appropriately when you see that your employer has a need that goes beyond your usual day-to-day expectations.

Ryan's Answer #1
"Last week I noticed that my manager had not completed the schedule for the following week. Some of the staff were complaining that they didn't have their work schedule yet. Rather than going to my manager with the complaint, I offered to take on some of her work load so that she would have the time to complete the schedule. We worked together for a couple of overtime hours that day and were able to catch her up on everything. It felt good to help but also benefited me by way of organization."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Going above and beyond is what I do on a regular basis. I do not insist on sticking with "the usual" when it comes to the level of service that my clients receive. I will always lend a hand to my coworkers when they need it, and I offer up a smile even on the tough days."
7.
Have you ever been a customer of Life Time Fitness? If so, describe your experience.
The interviewer would like to know that you have experienced what it's like to be a customer / client of Life Time Fitness. It is highly recommended that you try their services and /or products before your interview. 'I have never been a customer here' is never an acceptable answer. Your answer should remain positive and complimentary. Highlight the biggest take-away from your experience.

Ryan's Answer #1
"My first experience as a customer of Life Time Fitness was a couple of years ago when my friend recommend you. My experience was very positive and memorable which is a big reason why I applied here when I saw the job opening. I really got the impression that your employees were knowledgeable and highly trained."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I am a regular client here and that's actually how I was able to find out about your job posting. My experiences at Life Time Fitness have always been very positive and I look forward to seeing things from the other side."
8.
Where did you come across our job posting, and what prompted you to apply with Life Time Fitness?
The employer would like to know what methods and resources you are using in your job search so they can determine which of their methods is working best. You can expand your answer to include any other exposure you have had to the company.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I initially saw your job posting on LinkedIn, however I have been exposed to your organization many times before through your radio commercials and advertisements on Facebook."
Ryan's Answer #2
"For the last 8 months, I have been contemplating a move and keeping my eye out for the perfect opening. When I saw this position open on your website, I knew I had to go for it, and I am so happy I did. It feels right. "
9.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Many interviewers will start off with this question, which could throw you off a bit. You've done all of this research on the company but have you prepared to talk about yourself?

The interviewer is looking for relevant information to the position you applied for. Respond by mentioning your education, how many years of experience you have in your field, and be sure give some details about your most current position. Conclude your response with a statement about what you are looking for in a position at this time.

Ryan's Answer #1
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Ryan's Answer #2
"With pleasure! I have over 10 years in experience with selling professional services and am interested in growing my career to the next level. On a more personal note, I love to read, go hiking and spend a lot of my extra time volunteering with the humane society."
10.
Life Time Fitness is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
To many employers, the number of years' experience is flexible - so long as you have the results to show for the years that you do have. Talk to the interviewer about your major career successes. This is the time to sell yourself. Make no apologies for your lack of years!

Ryan's Answer #1
"Although I have 5 years' experience vs 8 years' experience I can absolutely do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Along with my 5 years working in this industry, I have worked in related industries my entire career. Also, I hope that my graduate degree gives me a little boost in experience over the required undergraduate degree."
11.
How do you define success?
What does success mean to you? Tell the interviewer how you see success and be sure to tie your answer into the success that you plan to bring to this particular position, should you be offered the role.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I define success by my ability to reach the goals that are set out for me. On a personal level, the things I wish to achieve in my life. On a work level, the targets that are set out for me as well as the professional development that I seek."
Ryan's Answer #2
"To me, success means doing what you love and what you are good at, while making a difference in the lives of others."
12.
How many days were you absent from work last year?
A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2 and those were accompanied by a note from my Doctor. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I was absent a total of 5 days last year, excluding my vacation time. All of my absences were previously excused by my manager."
13.
What do you think is the most popular product or service we offer at Life Time Fitness?
Your level of knowledge about Life Time Fitness will show the interviewer just how engaged you are in the interview process. Investing time into researching Life Time Fitness before your interview will ensure that you are prepared to impress! Discuss what you think is the most popular offering by Life Time Fitness. This can even be an educated guess based on online reviews, particular products/services they feature on their website, or through their advertising efforts.

Ryan's Answer #1
"There are a lot of great choices at Life Time Fitness that I find exciting so that's a tough question! I see your advertisements for 'Product ABC' quite a lot so I am going to guess that this is one of your most popular offerings."
Ryan's Answer #2
"From the research that I have conducted on your social media platforms, and website, I feel that your best services are A, and B. Is that correct? I would love to hear more."
14.
What is your availability?
Before answering scheduling questions, it's important to be clear on the interviewer's expectations. If you haven't had a chance to clarify their scheduling needs, now would be the perfect time to ask!

Consider asking, 'What are the scheduling expectations for this position?' If they expect you to work 12 hour days, it would be important for you to know that before you respond with, 'Absolutely! No problem!' You want to be sure that you can meet their expectations.

If it turns out their schedule expectations won't work for you, think about what you CAN offer and see if you can meet in the middle. It's much better to discuss these things in an interview than for you to commit to a schedule that won't work for you.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I am available for full time work which is preferably 8-5 Monday to Friday. I am happy to be a team player and work some overtime, as required. Will these hours meet your expectations?"
Ryan's Answer #2
"If overtime is required in this role, I am happy to accommodate whenever I can. My only restriction is that I cannot work Wednesday nights as I have an evening course those days."
15.
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?

Ryan's Answer #1
"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I consider myself a strong communicator. It is the foundation of all success in business. I am always striving to be a better communicator so I leave the rest of the scale as an aspirational measure."
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32 Life Time Fitness Interview Questions
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Interview Questions
  1. Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
  2. What type of goals do you like to set for yourself and your team?
  3. We believe in continually educating our staff at Life Time Fitness. If we could offer you a course on any topic related to our business, what would you choose?
  4. Who would you say inspires you?
  5. Although not a requirement, we prefer to hire those with some education in health, fitness, or nutrition. Walk me through any education and training you feel would add to your success with Life Time Fitness.
  6. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
  7. Have you ever been a customer of Life Time Fitness? If so, describe your experience.
  8. Where did you come across our job posting, and what prompted you to apply with Life Time Fitness?
  9. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
  10. Life Time Fitness is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
  11. How do you define success?
  12. How many days were you absent from work last year?
  13. What do you think is the most popular product or service we offer at Life Time Fitness?
  14. What is your availability?
  15. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  16. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
  17. Life Time Fitness has many strong competitors. In your opinion, how do we stand out from the crowd?
  18. At Life Time Fitness we believe that health is more than just exercising. If you could recommend 3 habits to our clients, for achieving optimal health, what would you recommend?
  19. We believe in leading by example at Life Time Fitness and seek to hire those who put their health first. What is the best thing you've ever done for your own personal health?
  20. At Life Time Fitness our clients come from all walks of life. Do you have experience with a broad range of people with varying needs?
  21. We offer growth opportunities to employees who shine! How would you like to see your career grow with Life Time Fitness?
  22. Why is health, nutrition, and weight management important to you?
  23. Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?
  24. Why is this job with Life Time Fitness right for you, at this time?
  25. What work situations excite and motivate you?
  26. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
  27. Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?
  28. Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
  29. When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?
  30. What is your current salary?
  31. How do you handle stress on the job?
  32. What do you hope to gain from this position with Life Time Fitness?
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