A whole bunch of GoodLife Health instructors throughout Canada let go, firm says

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Hundreds of GoodLife Fitness instructors across Canada have been let go, the company says.

In a statement emailed to Global News, GoodLife Fitness Chief Operating Officer Jason Sheridan said the company recently “made the difficult decision to end the employment of 480 group fitness instructors from 189 clubs across the country.”

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“Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions on group activities, most of these instructors have not worked for the majority of the pandemic,” he said. “We recognize this is a challenging situation, and we are focused on supporting these individuals as they look for other opportunities, including various open positions at GoodLife.”

Sheridan said the pandemic restrictions “have been hard on the entire fitness industry and especially hard on group activities.”

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“Because of this, we will not be able to expand our group fitness schedules in the near future to the point of bringing back additional instructors,” he said.

According to Sheridan, the instructors were notified via their GoodLife email, and were sent an “invitation to schedule follow-up calls” to address any questions.

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In an email to Global News, Adam Roberts, a spokesperson for GoodLife Fitness said impacted employees were informed on March 2.

The same day, the company posted a tweet regarding a ‘Personal Training National Career Webinar.’

Are you looking for a career opportunity at Canada’s leading Fitness Club? 💪 Join us virtually on March 9 at 1:00 pm for our Personal Training National Career Webinar and learn all about a career in Personal Training at GoodLife Fitness. Register here: https://t.co/5meXeZ6i7b pic.twitter.com/1sLLJtsb1c

— GoodLife Fitness (@GoodLifeFitness) March 2, 2022

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Roberts said “like many businesses, GoodLife is continuing on the road to pandemic recovery and currently has hundreds of other positions we are recruiting for.”

“That is where the career fair comes in,” he said. “We recognize this is a challenging situation for the impacted individuals, and we are focused on supporting them as they look for other opportunities, including with various open positions at GoodLife.”


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