Bally Total Fitness Complaint - Do Not Sign Up For Bally Unless You Like Being Lied To!!
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Bally completely scammed a friend and me. The over-pumped guy on steroids who signed us up flat out lied to our faces. He gave us some "great" promotional deal and said their contracts are month-to-month and we can cancel at any time. Simple. Easy. No strings attached. NOT! Then he handed us the contract to sign away our lives and bank accounts.
Well, I never used the membership, so after a month, I called to cancel, and guess what? I couldn't because there was no such thing as just canceling at any time for any reason like I was told. It just so happens that I ended up moving away for a while the next month because my dad was sick. You would think that I could then get out of for relocation. Not without a sneaky $50 fee I learned. I was getting bills for over $500 owed for a yearly membership. I called the initial steroid man and he said to not pay anything, I owed them nothing and I had a right to cancel. That didn't help because I am still getting phone calls and bills in the mail asking me for credit card payments. No way! This is ridiculous. Someone has been deceptive from the start.
Absolutely do not join this gym if you think for ANY reason you may need to get out of a contract. There are other much better gyms that really do allow month to month contracts these days. I do not appreciate being lied to, especially when my money is involved.