L. A. Fitness Complaint - Lied to - Personal Trainer
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- I went to L. A. Fitness Center and was escorted around and shown the gym. My impression was it was what I needded to do what I wanted for my own personal goals. It was explained to me at the time that I would be shown the equipement, and set up with a program that would suit me for my age, my strengths, and my weaknesses. I sat a desk and was shown the price of the sign up fees and a schedule of the classes you could take at the gym. I was impressed with the service I was receiving at that time. I signed up for three months to see if this is what was going to be right for me. It would get me through the winter and off my couch. I have been on a wieght program of my own and lost forty six pounds. I would like to stay on this life change and be healthy. I am sixty years old and would like to be here for my children and grand children as long as possible. I was set up for an appointement to start my program, and had to cancel because of a death in the family. The following week I went to the gym and was put thruogh a series of tests, sit ups, push ups, and a five minute run on the tread mill. Once again I sat at a desk and was told how I did. NOW comes the kicker. He asked me how many days I thought I would be able to come to the gym? I told him I would like to come at least four days a week. He said I think you only need to come once a week. This sounded odd to me, until he said I can set you up with a program in this handy dandy schedule book I have right here, for Monday, and Wednesday, and Friday. They will be different on each day as to work an all around body work out so as to be well rounded. Cardio, as well as strength. I strarted to put together that this was not included in the sign up charges. Never being a member of a gym I didn't know that these personal trainers were not part of the deal. I have know problem with anyone making an honest living. This was the same person that signed me up for the gym, and at that time never made mention that there was an extra charge for personal trainers. I guess they figure once they got you signed up unless you use them to show you how to use the facilitie you are on your own. I never being involved in a gym, let alone a gym that has equipement that is totally foriegn to me would feal lost. Accually I was fuming. I went to the desk and tryed to cancel right on the spot. I was told if you didn't cancel within three bussiness days you couldn't. I explained the story to her. She finally canceled evrything but one month. So I'm stuck paying for something that someone lied to me about. I was raised that a mans word is good enough, and thats the way I lived my life. Apperantly that is not the case anymore. I am not against working out and getting fit for life. That still is my goal. I just would rather do it around honest people instead of liars, just to swindle you out of a few more bucks.