Gold's Gym International, Inc Complaint - Aggressive personal trainers
I recently joined Gold's because of a special offer they had in my area and when I was signing up, the assistant manager told me that I got three free lessons with a personal trainer. That was cool even though I don't need a personal trainer-I really just wanted somebody to spend an hour showing me how to properly use the equipment and I would have been on my way. Instead, before we even started the first session, the trainer asked if would be continuing in the program after my free lessons. I was somewhat taken aback but told him I wanted to take my free lessons and see how it all went. The first lesson was fine but he mostly talked and I mostly listened. Then, halfway during the second session, he asked if I had reconsidered signing up with him for more personal training and said his rate was $50 an hour. Uh, being a poor student, I told him that was not going to be possible. He ended the session right then and there with me on the floor, 45 minutes early saying that he had other commitments and has never made himself available for my third session. I am stuck walking on the treadmills because I STILL don't know how to use the equipment. If you join Gold's, expect to get high pressure sales when it comes to the personal training.