LA Fitness Informative - Pushy sales - membership
WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA -- I am so glad I read these reviews before signing on the dotted line. I went in yesterday with my 3 day free gym pass. The friendly salesperson was too busy to meet with me before the workout, so I met with him afterwards. He asked me what I thought and I told him truthfully, the new facility and equipment is great! We talked business and when he told me the $150 initiation fee and $50/month membership, I said, "Thanks, but that's much higher than I'm looking for." (There is LOTS of competition for other gyms in my area and I can easily find one that will meet my needs for $20 - $30 a month with NO initation fee.
So they pulled the sleazy carsalesman trick out of the back and brought in the sales manager, who was arrogant, condescending and pushy and who could offer me a special rate of $99 initation fee and $45 dollars, BUT ONLY IF I BOUGHT BEFORE 9PM TONIGHT! That tactic turned my stomach. I thanked him and he left and told the sales guy I wasn't interested, then he told me he could do $50 initation and $40 and that the offer would be good for 2 days. I was disgusted by the cheap, sleazy sales tactics at this point and said I'd give it some thought.
I did my computer research today which confirmed my negative feelings. There is NO WAY I will ever agree to a membership with this place! Thanks for the input all!