24 Hour Fitness Complaint - Bad Policy & Poor Customer Service
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I had been a member of this club for about 8 years. I came in today to request a refund of my pre-paid Kid's Club childcare. The unused portion remained as my kids had outgrown it, and amounted to about $35. The manager said they don't issue refunds, period. Nevermind they didn't provide the services I paid for. They're keeping my money. That's their company policy.
In November 2010, I requested and received a 3 month hold on my membership when I knew I would not be using it. The corporate customer service told me it would automatically reactivate in 90 days. On this same visit to ask about the childcare fees, they told me my membership is now permanently canceled at the 90 day mark when they tried to reach me using an old phone number and didn't have a current credit card number to bill. If I want to re-join the gym, the monthly fees are now 75% more than my original membership rate. The manager would not make an exception. The kicker from the manager, "Can I help you with anything else?"
This is a club that was never very good. The bathroom is moldy, shower tiles and towel hooks missing, no paper towels provided. The TV's in the gym are locked to channel changing, the background music doesn't suit the age group of the members, the air conditioning and fans only sometimes work, the personal trainers and those in charge of guest membership push their services by shaming you. The main front desk girl is condescending and uncaring. And any complaints to the local or corporate office about any of this have no effect. If you're looking for a good gym, understand that the policies of 24 Hour Fitness take precedence over pleasing their customers.
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