LA Fitness - McCandless, PA Informative - Hours of operation are misleading
This is to serve as a notification. I recently was inquiring about the brand new LA Fitness that was to open in McCandless, PA. One thing that I thought was a bit unusual is that they were trying to get memberships in a local park and indicating that if you gave them your credit card information they would "hold" the offer for you. Ahhh, that seems a bit skeevy to me as I neither signed a contract and I would be giving my credit card information to a complete stranger over the phone. Now I will have to admit that setting up a tent and marketing in an area where people were working out is smart.
Secondly, I was informed that the gym would open at 5:00am. I told the sales representative that I thouht that was great as I am an age group triathlete and would need to get in a workout before work and one after work. I asked about the pool and the hours only because I had done some research and seen this on other LA Fitness sites. That is when the record scratched. The hours of the gym ARE NOT THE hours for the pool. I was then informed that the pool would not be available EVER until 6:00am because they had to have a lifeguard on duty. Well, I currently belong to a gym where I am in the pool at 5:05am and their is a lifeguard in the pool. I was not aware that lifegurads could not work until after 6:00am. Anyway, the whole reason I would look at that facility was to be able to have a pool and if the hours do not work for me then the membership is useless.
I would ask about all of the amenities and ensure that they will be available when you intend to use the gym or you have a useless membership.