Life Time Fitness — corporate culture
The lifetime in orland park illinois does not value its male and female members equally. I am a male member and have seen this inequality demonstrated several ways:
1. Most of the advertisement is geared towards woman. Take a walk through the facility and every poster is a picture of a female who is either working out or who had a before and after picture. Even the men's bathroom had advertisement with a family (mom and 2 kids without dad).
2. The free classes are designed for women, taught by women, and attended by women. A part of my membership dues goes towards supplementing these free classes. I would expect the management to try and make these free group classes more male friendly. Even the timing for these classes prohibit most working men from attending.
3. I have personally heard two female trainers speaking about how stupid they think men are. They were having this conversation in a training room that was empty but for 4 guys and me. They were speaking loud enough for me to hear their entire conversation from across the room, without any regard for the men present. This tells me that they have no fear of any negative consequences for their anti male opinion being expressed publicly.
4. Lastly, all mothers were offered a free shake from the lifetime cafe on may 14th 2017. Father's day came and went without any such free offers.