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Costco prepaid 24 hour fitness membership
Posted by Yrhonda on 10/03/2009
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- I purchased (2) 24 hour fitness membership in April 2009 for my husband and I from Costco. At the time we were stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA and planned to retire and stay in the immediate area. In August, I was offered a job and it required me to move to Indiana. I immediately contacted 24 hour fitness customer service to inquire about a club in Indiana. They told me they did not have any clubs in the entire state and I could cancel my membership when I would no longer be able to use it. I told them to go ahead and cancel it and provide me with a letter or cancelled contract. 24 hour fitness told me to fax proof of my move to Indiana and they would issue me a refund. I called them the following day and they told me they received my fax and it would take about 7 days to process my requests. Next I asked about refunding the remaining months of my prepaid membership, and that's when the trouble begins. 24 hour fitness told me to contact Costco, because I purchased the memberships from Costco. Costco told me they could not issue me a refund because I had redeemed the 2 year membership certificates, and they told me 24 hour fitness would have to issue the refund. I went back and forth with 24 hour fitness and Costco for more than 2 weeks, until Costco told me to send them a copy of my husband and I membership cards and to have 24 hour fitness fax them a copy of my cancelled membership contracts. I contacted 24 hour fitness and I was told they would fax it by the end of the day. It did not happen and I have talked with 24 hour fitness 6+ times and I have talked with customer service reps, supervisors and individuals who claim to be managers and they have all told me lies to get me off of the phone. I spoke with a manager on the 23rd of September and I he told me he would ensure Costco received the fax no later than the 30th of September. On 30 September, Costco customer service sent me an email and told me they had not received anything from 24 hour fitness as of 6:12 pm. I called 24 hour fitness on 2 October and I spoke with a customer service representative who told me, they never received my proof of my move to Indiana and my membership had been reactivated back in August. I asked to speak with a manager immediately. After waiting over 25 minutes, a manager informed me, she would cancel my membership and it would take up to 30 days to receive confirmation. I can’t believe a Costco who do any type of business with such a _______ company. FRUSTRATED and don’t know where to go next!!!
     
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Posted by Skye on 2009-10-03:
You are the one responsible for cancelling in writing. You need to write a letter, send it, certified return receipt.

Do you really think a verbal cancellation would get them started?? They want your money. They don't care if you are able to use their services or not.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-04:
Don't get offended, but breaking a contract is a courtesy, not a right. It isn't Cosco, nor the gym's fault you chose to move. Instead of all the aggravation, I would have just taken the loss since it was nothing the company's did.
Posted by dan gordon on 2010-12-02:
its a Costco issue not 24 hr fitness. Costco sells it at a very big discount vs 24hr and one of the stipulations is once you've activated it its, not cancellable, however they don't renew so your actually not out much money especially since you were paying about 1/2 of what you would have paid had you joined 24 hr fitness directly.
Posted by connie on 2011-12-30:
stated explicitly within the costco/24 hour fitness contract is that if you move outside a certain proximity, you are allowed to cancel. therefore, it is a RIGHT and not a courtesy. i would take it up with bbb.org if they dont deal with the issue appropriately and ethically.
Posted by Joe on 2012-12-31:
If you buy the prepaid membership from Costco, once you activate it, you won't be able to get any refund. if you cancel, you still can't get any refund so either go or don't.. it's lost.
Posted by An on 2014-01-28:
Kind of late to this thread but I am currently in the same situation. I did not know I could do anything about it until I went through my email... Costco states on the 24 hour fitness deal "Membership: We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied." That should mean they should refund us no matter what the condition if we are unhappy. If 24 hr fitness went through my log ins, they should notice I barely even used it. Now I have to wait until costco emails me...
Posted by Dude on 2014-03-21:
No where on the certificate that I bought or the card that you get on the floor does it say they will refund your 24H Fitness membership if you're dissatisfied. The only place I saw this type of wording is in reference to the cost of your COSTCO membership. So yeah, if you hate your fitness club and can't commit to getting in shape then you can cancel your Costco membership in retaliation and get your $40 or whatever it costs back.. But you're still out the $370 for the fitness membership.
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24 Hour Fitness- Not a great place to work.
Posted by Tomlinmike0 on 01/15/2014
PAPILLION, NEBRASKA -- I was hired by 24 Hour Fitness to be the Membership Manager for the Tara Plaza location in Papillion, NE. At first I was overwhelmed by the information I was supposed to retain but figured it was a new job and it was just a step I had to overcome. Another few weeks past and I started picking up on the business but still found it to be difficult and not worth the amount of money I was being paid. I finally took a stand and quit when my job of selling memberships to customers just became down right ridiculous. Part of their marketing scheme is giving out free passes to try to get people in the gym, and eventually signing those people up. The problem with this was that there was so many different types of passes coming through the door from all different types of people, I couldn't sign anyone up. Everyone just wanted to use their pass. There was passes on the 24 Hour Fitness website you could download, there was passes we were handing out in the gym, there was passes the company was emailing to customers that we didn't even know about! At the same time, my boss was calling and emailing people to come in and get a free pass, and then not honoring this pass when the customers walked through the door. We were also given the responsibility of trying to decode whether or not a person has been in the gym before with a pass, and if so charging them this time. I see over 200 different people a day walk through that door and I am supposed to remember? A whole other issue was deciding whether to charge an individual who walks through the door that isn't a member. There is no set guidelines as to who is supposed to be charged and who is supposed to be let in for free. It was basically my discretion as to who to charge and who not too. So obviously you can see this turned into an even bigger issue. I was told by my boss to charge people even if they came in with a pass that he told them to come receive. How does that work? Made me look like a huge idiot. My recommendation to the company is to do away with the free passes for good. This will make the membership staff's job a TON easier. If you aren't a member of the gym then you have to pay simple as that. If you are here for the holidays, you pay a flat rate for the amount of time you will be using the gym. If you are coming for one day, you pay 15.00 dollars or buy a membership no questions asked. If this business would just put their foot down and charge all of the holiday traffic that comes through the door instead of just letting them work out for free, I think they would make more money. At the end of the day people don't need gym memberships, they want them. 90% of my sales were to people who already had their mind made up before they walked through the door. So making a 100 calls and sending 100 emails a day isn't going to make someone buy a membership. All that is accomplishing is harassment. All in all, being the Membership Manager for 24 Hour Fitness was the worst, low paying, hardest and near impossible job I've ever experienced.
     
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1 Year Membership Gone to Waste
Posted by Rninme on 05/24/2012
BEAVERTON, OREGON -- My friend gave me a one year premium membership at a Super Sport 24 Hour Fitness. She paid for the membership in full through her employer and later decided that she was unable to use it so she gave it to me. I was able to use the premium membership for only two months because I relocated for employment to a small town in Idaho. Unfortunately, there is not a 24 Hour Fitness in the vicinity of where I moved.

I called the manager at the Tanasbourne 24 Hour facility in Oregon and she basically said there was nothing they can do for me. The manager said it was because my membership was a gift and that my account shows a zero balance. My membership does not expire until March 2013! I asked the manager if I could place the account on hold or transfer it back to my friend who originally purchased it and she said they could not. I then asked if I had any other options available to save my 1 year membership and she simply said no.

I called the 24 Hour Fitness corporate offices and spoke with a customer service representative who also offered no solutions. I insisted that I speak with a supervisor or manager and the service representative placed a request for them to call me back. It has been 4 weeks (a wasted month) and I have not received a call back from any corporate personnel at 24 Hour Fitness. My phone number and my email have not been changed. If I call again I am worried that I will be put through the same routine with no results, but I will give it another attempt.

I do not recommend 24 Hour Fitness due to the fact that they do not care about their members at all. Obviously, they made money from my friend’s upfront purchase and did not own up to their promise or responsibility. What a shame that 24 Hour Fitness has gotten away with this type of business transaction.
     
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Posted by KevinTX on 2012-05-24:
I've heard this from numerous people about numerous fitness places. Seems it's rampant throughout the industry.

My wife had trouble with Lady of America, and not being able to cancel her account.. EVEN THOUGH she went through the correct procedures listing in their company documents. They came after us to pay for months AFTER she had cancelled (via certified mail mind you).
Posted by onlooker on 2012-05-24:
I strongly suggest that you check with your friend, if the employer has clout you may be able to transfer the account back to her. BUT if the employer does not know that their employee on the 'employer supported in some way' health club membership has transferred it - you might just give it up. You did not pay for it, your friend chose not to use it. If the membership by employees brought employer health insurance payments down and you push for your 'free' gift - you could be messing with alot more than keeping your free gift.
Give it up.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-05-24:
It doesn't surprise me that a membership that was evidently transferred to you by the original owner is neither transferable nor refundable.
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Liars, Manipulators, Cheats, No Customer Service!!!
Posted by Tonydimone917 on 10/04/2011
I have gone through their humiliating harassment EVERY SINGLE YEAR of my membership since it became 24 Hour Fitness.

Many years ago when they called themselves Family Fitness, I signed a membership contract which included 5 other 'family' members at one flat rate of $96.00 a year. That was a great deal back then. Within a couple of years, they changed over to 24 Hour Fitness and my contract was 'grandfathered' in, so the terms stayed the same. But shortly thereafter, there were renewal issues EVERY SINGLE YEAR which require me to write, call, and speak to foreigners who don't understand what I'm saying, or play dumb.

Each year they bill me except that people are missing from my account. I'm guessing it's in hopes that I will give up the great deal I have and pay their newer expensive and elaborate prices for a new contract, or get so frustrated that I will just give up my membership deal with them altogether. Each year they come up with a new scheme or flat out say that they accidentally closed those memberships and then make me jump through hoops in order to reenstate them, even though they have my full payment in their bank.

This year they unilaterally cancelled all but myself and 1 family member. I asked what happened to the rest of my money that I paid last year, and they just said it will be applied to future payment for the 2 remaining memberships. You see, they are trying every trick in the book to complicate my renewal in order to make me give up, so that they can cancel this wonderful deal of a contract.

I have gone through the same 'games' with them every year, in spite of the fact they guarantee they have corrected the problem and insist that everything will be fine in the future. That's a lie! And they refuse to let me speak to their supervisor or give me any names or phone numbers to reach anyone other than their (Non existent) customer service. It is disgusting how they treat long loyal customers like dirt, apparently due to their greed. They leave you with no recourse or no options if you don't like their lack of service. There's no way to reach anyone else.
What a sham 24 Hour Fitness has become.
     
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Posted by Lexi on 2012-01-14:
Just send them a thorough letter with each instance listed and send the same letter to corporate. Tell them that if this persists, you will be forced to get your laweyers involved. If it still continues, i suggest getting lawyers involved and suing them for emotional strain and harrasment.
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Cancellation of my expensive lifetime membership
Posted by Aplama on 09/06/2011
So I never received my bill from 24hr fitness and they terminated my account because failure to make my annual payment of 50 bucks for my lifetime membership. I paid about $800 up front for that membership because I love to stay fit, and the guy working their convinced me that it was a great deal. Next thing I know I left the country and left someone in charge to keep up the annual payments. By the time I get back, I come to the understanding that no bills were ever sent to my address, thus the bills were no paid. So I call asking about my membership, and find out it had been terminated!! So I explained myself and told them it is not my fault if I never received the bill in the first place, and then I offered to pay off the owed amount to reactivate the account. That didn't work either.... they told me, I should apply for a new membership after pocketing $800 of mine for having a membership with them for only 3 years!@#!@# Are you kidding me! This is how they get you with these deals, they look for any reason to terminate your membership after you have already paid for the large up front fee. Horrible dump this is, just horrible. They made no attempts to even keep me as a member nor come to a solution that I would be willing to meet halfway. Customer service??? I don't think that department exist in this company!!
     
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Posted by Skye on 2011-09-06:
I know you're upset, and who wouldn't be. Have you tried contacting corporate about these unfortunate circumstances? Why not give them a call, and explain things. Sometimes going to the main source may get you better help.

24 Hour Fitness Corporate Office | Headquarters
1202 Northwest Irving Street
Portland, OR 97209

(503)219-6300
Posted by At Your Service on 2011-09-07:
Ultimately, it is the consumer's responsibility to keep up their side of the agreement. You needed to be a little more on top of the payment schedule. Skye makes a great suggestion. Let us know what happens after you contact them.
Posted by 24 Hour Member on 2013-08-21:
24 hour has the worst sales people. If they even try to back their sales people up, just shows that it starts at the top. Provide bad service just to get customers. You can't back up a sales person who has no experience, in high school or a junior college, and can't even "practice what they preach". Who wants advice on fitness from someone who looks like they haven't been to the gym in about 10 years.
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Are you kidding me? WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!!
Posted by Are_you_kidding_me? on 02/14/2011
I called at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Monday and couldn't get anyone who spoke English? when I asked for a supervisor I was told ALL supervisors were busy with other customers. I told the girl that I am not reinstating my membership until I speak to one, and the problem had been fixed. she then told me that her supervisor would call me within 24 hours then read back my "phone number" - which was not my phone number. she then took down my number and I had her read it back to me - she got none of the digits correct. after failing this basic task 3 times I told her I will just wait until one is available, I had time to wait.

i waited over an hour and 30 minutes, which she checked back to see if I was still waiting every 20 minutes. finally on the last time she checked to see if I was still waiting, she sighed and said "FINE!" two minutes later I was transferred to a "supervisor". not even the "supervisor" spoke enough English to effectively communicate. ridiculous!

needless to say I did not go through and reinstate my membership...
     
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Posted by 24amckinlay on 2011-02-16:
I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience! I would love the opportunity to speak with your further about this. Even if we have already lost you as a member I would like to get more detail from you so we can ensure this doesn't happen again to someone else. If you wouldn't mind, please send me a direct message with your member number and/or name. I can certainly start researching this from there.
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Do Not Give Up Fingerprints To 24 Hour Fitness - Fight
Posted by SecretAsianMan on 12/22/2010
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS -- BEWARE WARNING DO NOT GIVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO 24 HOUR FITNESS. Remember Hitler and the Nazis? That is how the started the Holocaust. They slowly but surely started taking peoples human rights away...many very trivial at first. WHY ARE WE SO WILLING TO GIVE UP OUR HUMAN RIGHTS...SO WILLY NILLY. Just to make 24 hours job easier or easier for us to get into a gym??? DOES THIS MAKE SENSE??? Isn't 24 Hour Fitness just a gym membership...is there that much fraud going on there??? Why are they collecting fingerprints? Are there a lot of criminals that go to 24 Hour Fitness??? What's next, full bdy scans, strip searches, DNA samples, retinal scans???

I was denied access to a 24 Hour Fitness in the Woodlands, TX because I was not willing to give up my finger prints and even thought they verified my identity.
     
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Posted by FlShopper on 2010-12-22:
I can understand not wanting to give fingerprints, but to compare this to Nazi Germany and the beginning of the Holocaust is what's really wrong.
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-22:
You took the words out of my mouth, Fl. I wouldn't give my fingerprints, either. But I don't think the gym is looking to annihilate an entire race of gym-goers.
Posted by Obsfucation on 2010-12-22:
This post is written out of ignorance. They are not taking fingerprints, they are scanning the finger. What happens is that the scan measures 16 (I think) points on the finger, then runs them through an algorhythm unique to the scan. The result is a number many digits in length that will be unique to a single individual. This number is what gets stored, not a fingerprint. If the number wer to be hacked, it is meaningless to anyone else; it only works where it was created.

If they are to be faulted for anything, it is that they do not explain this clearly, although you do have to be listening.
Posted by dan gordon on 2010-12-22:
they take A fingers print not a set of fingerprints. It avoids me having to carry ID and gym cards etc. It couldn't be any easier.
Posted by Obsfucation on 2010-12-22:
Dan, if what they do is have you put a finger on the little round red plastic, it's a scan, not a print. Among other things, it takes way to long to match up a fingerprint to an existing print. It could never work in this environment.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-12-22:
Obs, it would be no different than two people using the same computer that requires a fingerprint to sign on. I can see where they could have a scanner at the door to allow entry.
Posted by clutzycook on 2010-12-22:
What's wrong, OP? Do you have something to hide? It's a fingerprint, not DNA.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-22:
clutzy, everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey. :)
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-12-22:
You leave your finger prints everywhere you go. When I joined FitWorks, I always signed in by using my fingerprint. Yes, there is alot of fraud going on, anyone can pass their membership card off to other people to use, but it also helps to use the fingerprint to sign in because there isn't always someone at the front desk, or they may be signing up other members with a contract and it cuts down on the wait. Banks also use fingerprints as ID.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-12-22:
Thanks for the details Obsfucation.

Posted by clutzycook on 2010-12-22:
I wanna pet your monkey, ript :)
Posted by mike on 2011-06-24:
They're doing the same thing here on Guam. The gym's name is Paradise
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24 hr fitness and homosexuals
Posted by Dhr on 11/14/2010
I have been thinking about buying a membership at the 24 in my area? I was searching for information and reviews on this 24. It appears that this 24 hr is more of a place for homosexuals to commit sexual acts in the showers and locker room. I have a family and would never put my own son in a position of walking in the men's locker room and upon homosexuals in the act of sex? I will either seek a membership at another location, which is further away from my home or look else where for a gym membership. This is just not right and if this 24 is aware of these activity's, they are just as much to blame and they also are going to lose members!
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-14:
You are posting this with no actual proof of your own that these accusations are true?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-14:
Your concerns are not exclusive to 24 Hour Fitness. Consider buying home gym equipment.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-14:
What are you basing this on? Do you have proof of these acts in the locker room?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-14:
Since you haven't committed to a membership with 24, I don't see what the problem is. If this is not the type of place you would frequent, then you are correct. Spend your money elsewhere.
Posted by olie on 2010-11-14:
Might heterosexuals try to engage in sexual acts in a locker room? Especially at extremely slow times of day/night?

As far as your son walking in on something--I think of 24 as being more of an adults-only gym. If you're taking kid to the gym, join the Y.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-11-15:
indeed i have to agree - if you are not a member and have not yet stepped foot into the locker rooms, what proof do you have, other than rumor, that any sex (gay or straight) is occurring on the premises.


Though now I'm wondering... is this complaint about the occurrence of (unproven) sexual acts taking place, or ... is it about the possible sexual preference of other members?
Posted by Mike in FL on 2010-11-15:
Have you gone to the gym's management and expressed your concerns about this? In most gyms, sexual activity (heterosexual or homosexual) is against the rules and can get the offending parties banned.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-11-18:
Better yet... is there proof besides rumor? I mean, if it's not really happening how do you "fix" it?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-18:
My head is spinning...feeling dizzy...the room is orbiting out of control...my stomach feels queasy...I think I'm going to throw-up...

OH! WAIT! NEVERMIND! I've just never felt this way before...it must be because the world is coming to an end and I ACTUALLY agree with RIPT2010 for a change.

Ript> you are spot-on with this one. It happens at many other gyms besides "24". Our gym included.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-19:
No need to hurl on my account.
Posted by Marky on 2012-03-31:
You said homosexuals have sex in the locker room but you didn't mention which 24 Hour Fitness club this happened at. I'd really like to know so I can have fun too. :P
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Free annual membership not honored
Posted by Cass1971 on 06/06/2010
I "won" a gift of an annual membership when I was at a sports game. 24 Hour Fitness had us fill out the necessary paperwork indicating they were going to honor the free gift, but then started charging us immediately. We've tried twice by phone to make the adjustment with no success and now need to go there in person to get it settled.
     
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Posted by Skye on 2010-06-06:
By any chance, did you give them your credit card, is that what they are charging. If that's what happened, then where is the free they said you won? Did they tell you why and what for you are being charged? If they do have your credit card, cancel that card immediately and have a new one issued with a new credit card number and security number on the back.
Posted by Weedwhacked on 2010-06-06:
How did they charge you if it was free? Did you give them a credit card? If you did, what did you think that was for?
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-06-06:
it's probably the same thing as those other "free trial" programs where you're required to give them a CC number to open the account.

invariably you end up being charged somehow anyway


always remember if you give your CC number out, you'll probably end up being charged
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Terrible Customer Treatment
Posted by KatrinaL on 04/20/2010
I was training with a friend of mine at 24 hr fitness, who happens to work at one of the different clubs as a class teacher, but because I decided to train with her instead of paying for someone in the club to train me, she ended up being fired. The place I went to regularly were pissed that I didn't sign up with them, so they filed a complaint against us, and we were told that we were not allowed to work-out together any longer. It didn't matter that we met at a gymnastics where our kids went, or that we would meet up out of the club for our kids to play together, or that we good close friends. All that mattered to them was that I didn't sign up with them, and so when I quit, they accused her of being the reason I ended my membership.

It didn't matter that one of the managers at the club accused me that I was lying about paying my bill when their own computers screwed up my account, which took 2 months to fix.

The only good thing about the club I was at was the Kid's Club. It was the only reason I was staying, but when the management says your not allowed to work out with your friends, then punish them when you leave, it's one of worst treatments I've ever had at a health club.
     
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Posted by Flexanimous Fellow on 2010-04-20:
I've worked for 24 Hour Fitness before. I've witnessed a number of people be removed from the club by conducting private personal training sessions. They do this for the obvious reason of a potential decrease in the company's own personal training sales.

They would have terminated your friend regardless of whether you kept your membership. This is one of the conflicts of interest that every employee is informed of during their orientation. Plus, how do they know she wasn't training other gym members besides you? Nevermind the fact that she likely isn't certified to conduct personal training sessions (group exercise instructors have different certification requirements), thus opening the company up to huge lawsuits if you were to become injured.

Now that I think of it, there was an instructor at my club who was fired for the exact same reason. Except she announced over her microphone to her entire group fitness class that she would train them more efficiently and for less cost than the club's personal training program. She should have looked around first, since the club's general manager happened to be taking her class at the time.
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