Gym Rip Off - It's a CREDIT CONTRACT!!!
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- Everyone, look out! I went to Bally's over the summer (June 2003) looking for a gym membership, and asked to see their price list. They said "Sure, sure - Come on in and sit down." I was led by a representative ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 09/29/2006
7 day Guest pass scam
LYNWOOD, WASHINGTON -- On Saturday January 29, 2011 about 6 pm in the evening - - I took my brother with me to show him equipments in the fitness center. I am a member, and he isn't so I asked for a guest pass, and one of the ... read full review8 Replies - Latest reply on 01/31/2011
Bally's Faulty Gym Equipment
I went to the cable weights downstairs of the gym and wanted put the rope into the hook to start my workout. It was approximately 3pm on Tuesday, November 23. I opened the hook to put rope and it was ... read full review
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Undoubtedbly, it was my fault for actually signing up to join Bally's. They had the most reasonable prices--but be warned: you get what you pay for. After less than a month of going to their gym, I ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 02/19/2008
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- Bally Total Fitness is a rip off.
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If you visit one of its club, don't give out credit card or phone number. You will regret if you do.
If you decide to join their club, read the contract's fine print carefully. Once you sign the contract, you make a "life time" commitment. You can not cancel your membership unless you move away or you suffer serious injure. Even more, you have to pay a $50 cancelation fee + have to submit quite a lot of proof.
Also, they don't give you credit or anything if you go on vacation and don't use their service in a period of time.
Bally is the worst fitness center.
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they REPORT CREDIT COLLECTION if you close MEMBERSHIP.
They let you write membership paper, but actually it's a CONTRACT. They will say you can close your membership by just writing in paper and send it to headquarters. I did that, and there is no confirmation of closing, and in fitness center they said it is closed. But it is not and 4 months later, they put your credit history into collections with 4 months 2 months and report 4 months late payment--this causes 7 years of your credit history will go away and drops points 150. I am screwed..I called them, they made me pay them but not take the report back. So totally it's screwed my Life.
I Hate Bally Total Fitness
MAPLE SHADE, NEW JERSEY -- Bally Total Fitness at Maple Shade, New Jersey pisses me off so much, I quit.
They keep temperature in exercise areas at 77F all year round and they even do not turn fans for fresh air when it is colder ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 09/16/2010
Billing And Cancellation
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- I was very disappointed with Bally Total Fitness. The customer service are very rude. They are very nice when you want to open the account with them. But it's really hard for you to cancel the membership. ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 08/12/2010
I regularly attend the Bally Total Fitness in Hollywood, CA. Not only are there NO towels in the bathroom to dry your hands, (one air dryer is available only), but they are always out of toilet seat covers. I also do not appreciate seeing Spanish TV on their TVs. I find it extremely disrespectful to US tradition. Whomever is allowing this is probably a resentful person. I also have asked for help a few times, even once asking if I could have four quarters for a dollar. No effort was made to assist me in any way. Add reply
Bally's Total Bull Crap!!!
Because of the economy everyone is scrutinizing every cent they have. So, if you decide to go workout at your local gym and BALLY's TOTAL FITNESS happens to be the closest and the less expensive one- ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 10/30/2009