Work Out World Complaint - Unethical Business - Gym
WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY -- My husband and I went to check out the WOW that is being built at Menlo Park Mall. We were completely turned off before we even got there by the traffic and the lack of parking by the gym. Once we met with the "fitness professional" we were turned off even more. They gave us a $100 coupon that would have to be used that day in order to save $100 on the already $300+ enrollment fee! We told them we needed to shop around at another local gym that is being built and the membership is only $19.99/month with a $49.99 initiation fee. Immediately, the sales rep at WOW started bad-mouthing the other gym. They tried to talk us out of visiting the other gym by saying "if you buy a $5 t-shirt, that's what you'll get... would you rather drive a honda or an acura?...." My husband and I were taken back by this lack of professionalism.
Needless to say, we went and happily joined the other gym THAT HAS THE SAME QUALITY EQUIPMENT AS WOW! How funny is that... so much for that $5 t-shirt! We are paying only $300 for a one year membership (including the initiation fee and monthly payments) instead of the $800 a year we would have paid if we joined WOW.
We get the same quality equipment, friendly workers that did not bad mouth any gym, and plenty or parking for so much less! We can't wait for it to open!