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
New York, New York