LA Fitness Informative - LA Fitness is strictly in it for the money, they could give 3 cents less about your physical or financial well-being.
ORLAND PARK -- I am the type of person that is usually enticed by big gyms with personal trainers and saunas and Jacuzzis, etc. The truth is that you will likely not have time to use all these amenities if you are really there to get in shape. I used the jacuzzi once, and it wasn't worth all the hassle that I now have to deal with. I wish I could make this review into a commercial so people would know before they fall into the trap like I did. They will give you free passes, free personal training sessions, free this free that all to get you sucked in. Once your sucked in, that's when they start to financial rape you. I told them that I was a college student and I only wanted the membership for one month, and they eagerly told me that I should just get a regular membership and then freeze it until I come back in the summer. They failed to mention that it costs $10 a month to NOT USE the membership.
They made me pay for the first and last month in advance, so if I were to cancel, then I would waste a month's worth of membership since I will be out of town. Mind you, they had me sign the contract on a pinpad without once mentioning the 10 dollar fee for freezing the account (even though they so zealously emphasized that I wouldn't have to continue paying the membership fee).I got my membership around December 18. I froze it today (January 15) and the freeze will not be in effect until February 17 which means that they will try to charge me for another month of membership despite the fact that I only used one month. They are so conniving so I advice that you know what you are getting yourself into before you give in to the outward beauty of the gym.
Please find a smaller gym with better prices and policies, you will also find that you spend more time actually working out instead of steaming up in a sauna. Spread the word about LA Fitness's horrible policies so the next person won't be tricked like I was.