• Report: #368906

Complaint Review: Bally's Total Fitness

  • Submitted: Tue, September 02, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, September 02, 2008

  • Reported By:New York New York
Bally's Total Fitness
139 West 32nd Street New York, New York U.S.A.

Bally's Total Fitness Bally's is charging me 4,000 dollars for a membership I just started plus they will not let me cancel contract New York New York

*Consumer Comment: Don't worry you sent them a doctors note, everything will be fine for you now.

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Bally's Total Fitness is an absolute rip off. They are trying to sell me "debt" to bill collector who are saying I owe 4,000 dollars for a contract that I just started three months ago. They tell me after the I sign the contract that they charge for the whole contract and they took me for three years. So they add up they monthly charges for the whole three years and what I actually doing is making payments on it as if it is a loan. Incredible huh?

To make matters worse I have a medical condition and I want to cancel my contract they are making me get a doctors not which has the prognosis on it. The date of onset of illness and the fact that it has to mention that I am medically unable to work out. This is absolutely ridiculous they make it near impossible to cancel your contract. Never would I ever believe that it would be easier to cancel life insurance than it would be to cancel a gym membership. Their aggressive tactics just make them seem a like a monster.

Now that I sent the doctors note, they say that since some one else is still on my contract, an old boyfriend, I have to track him down to let him know that he is now responsible for his future monthly payments, if not they will continue to charge me WTF? Plus the doctors note is in review so as long as it is in review they can continue to charge me. Ridiculous! They wont even bring down the price of the contract, even with me canceling it will still be the same price. This is completly absurd. you are d**n right that I am going to fight this. I will not be held responsible for this.

I had no idea I was locking my self into a three year contract and the only way to cancel was a medical condition verified by a doctor. Or living more than 25 miles away from a Ballys. Which is absurd because if there is a Ballys just 20 miles away I would not drive out just to go work out. They tell you all this after the fact. They convince you of one thing then tell you another.

Does anyone know if there are any class action suits against Ballys, or if any legal or administrative action is being taken? I really want to take this to the next step

Kristen
New York, New York
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/02/2008 07:35 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ballys-Total-Fitness/New-York-New-York-10120/Ballys-Total-Fitness-Ballys-is-charging-me-4000-dollars-for-a-membership-I-just-started-368906. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Don't worry you sent them a doctors note, everything will be fine for you now.

AUTHOR: Mlmguru - (U.S.A.)

Don't worry you sent them a doctors note; everything will be fine for you now. That kind of wishful thinking can make people lose a lot of money. Stewie did the right thing in that episode by saying no to the gym sign up guy and saying he came on too strong.
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