HR Specialist at Life Time Fitness – Chanhassen, MN

  • Full Time
  • USA, Minnesota
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • June 21, 2019

Life Time Fitness

Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 138 destinations in 38 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. Life Time destinations across the U.S. and Canada offer distinctive, branded programs and services including: personal and TEAM small group training, weight loss programming, Pilates, studio, cycle and yoga classes, tennis, racquetball and squash, swim programming and Ultimate Hoops basketball. Full-service LifeSpas, LifeCafe and LifeClinic Chiropractic offices are also located within Life Time.


Position Summary

The Human Resources Specialist partners with Club Operations as first point of contact for all Human Resources services and acts as the primary point of contact for Team Members for all HR services. This position will demonstrate knowledge of all Life Time HR services and act as a subject matter expert on inquiries, providing excellent customer service in line with Life Time’s values to internal and external customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as first point of contact for all issues related to Human Resources
  • Reviews, validates, audits employee status changes and new hire information
  • Works closely with club management on Human Resources related issues
  • Escalates policy violations and employee relations issues as needed
  • Reviews and approves requests from the club management, including verifying information is correct and team member employment information is maintained properly
  • Coordinates personnel actions with the Payroll team to ensure team members are paid correctly
  • Responds to team member messages and e-mails within 24 hours
  • Informs management of any new issues or areas of concern
  • Recommends changes to HR policy and procedures as appropriate
  • Supports annual open enrollment process, makes presentations, follows up on delinquent enrollees, provides assistance to team members

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 to 2 years related work experience
  • Experience with ERP software or other Human Resource Information Systems
  • Knowledge of general HR policies and procedures regarding employee relations and labor laws

Preferred Requirements

  • Degree in Human Resources or a related field

    Certification demonstrating HR proficiency (examples: PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP)

Thank You and Goodbye
First and foremost, I want to thank you for either placing your blind faith in us by being a FitList customer, willing to try us out as a beta client, or using the platform to find a job.

Until today I have been trying to get two fitness sites off the ground - our job board and - an event discovery site and the only site of its kind to list all relevant fitness and endurance events in one place (please check it out!). 

I am not Elon Musk or Jack Dorsey (not yet anyway). I lack the bandwidth or capital to get two sites from zero to scale at the same time. While the traffic is admittedly flat for everything is pointing up and to the right at A founder never has a clear answer when to shut an endeavor down but I believe the time is right to focus everything on the one that is kicking ass and I have made the decision to stop operating FitList. 

It's not just about dollars and cents for me. If that were the case I probably should have looked outside of fitness to build something.  As I was passionate about both fitness events and helping people find awesome jobs in the fitness and endurance space in both cases I built the platforms to scratch my own itch. 

I am confident I am building something unique on the event side. However, if I were to find a job in the fitness space now, I would point people to the team at Talent Hack. They are truly committed to the cause of connecting the fitness community with opportunities and talent.  Through them, I just found a great opportunity that I'm excited about.  They have been carefully and strategically growing their platform since 2015.

If you are interested in owning the domain name or site, it is up for auction at flippa with a starting bid of $1. 

Thanks again for your support and I look forward to seeing or meeting all of you in a random gym, on a trail or at an upcoming HYROX event (ask me about a gym discount for your team).   


Paul Buijs,
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