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Dallas Equinox Trainers Certified to Proceed in Overtime Suit

April 22, 2019, 8:22 PM

Equinox personal trainers in Dallas, Texas, have won conditional certification of their collective action seeking unpaid overtime wages.

But a federal court limited the action to trainers at one gym.

The luxury gym, which has 93 locations nationwide, urges trainers keep some of their work off the books in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, plaintiff Stephanie Rosales alleges.

Equinox tried to block the group certification by saying each personal trainer’s schedule must be individually parsed to account for varying pay rates based on varying tasks. For example, greeting members and racking weights had a rate of $8 per ...

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