Workout World Complaint - Workout World is Mischievous with lowlife staff
BRICK, NEW JERSEY -- My girlfriend won two- one month free memberships at workout world. We went to the store in Brick nj, to use it. As soon as we got in the door we were bombarded with sales pitches by a guy names Nick about my age 25 or so. I have belonged there previously in 1999 and at that time I felt I was robbed because of the 3 month cancellation policy that was not made known to me at that time. Finally I cancelled them. This time when my girlfriend persuaded me to please go with her for the free month i gave in. God what a mistake. They talked about all these deals. 3 yr contract which both of us strictly said we werent interested we really only wanted our free month. THey said that is fine are you students? we said yes. He said oh well we can sign you up as students your fee will be 49 a month instead of 59, and you can cancel with 3 months notice or freeze your account anytime for 5 dollars. We wernt sure about it, i told him how i felt ripped off last time so he got his manager who explained it all to us again.. They both told us point blank to our faces we were being signed up as students go get ur IDs and they then photocopied them. They said if at the end of the month you dont want to join then come tell us and u can quit. Well guess what. . . he told us that the contract we temporarily signed was for student membership, he crossed out the 59 payment to 49. He told us at the end of the meeting that the only reason we ever have to come in to talk to him again is to quit. Otherwise we are members. Guess what. i LIked goin there and never went back like he said cuz we would be signed on automatically for students. .. now we are stuck in 3 yr contract the one we said we never wanted from the start and now he lies when we confront him and now he is the manager. I guess work out world is so pathetic that they have to trick and cheat honest people out of their money. I have a powerhouse gym now 5 seconds across from my house in nj and i cant go cuz im stuck with WOW. We told both managers we would never ever ever go for the 3 yr one. THey screwed us. . . i mean yeah i admit we should have read the contracts more closely but you know what. . . why do we have to be super smart or have a lawyer present for gym membership to make sure we arent gettin screwed i mean and what if i was dumb and had no common sense is there no law to protect the innocent from scumbags. . . .and its not like when u get beat on an item purchase, or stolen wallet, those you can just forget about and move on. . . a 3yr screw over is soemthing you have to think about for 3 yrs before you can begin to forget, why would they want upset people that dont like them to have no choice but to work out there. . . you know. Lucky im over 18 that guy is.