Dont sign up for this rip off!
Yes, I am one of "those" people now.
Last year in October I signed up for Warrior X-Fit at Karate America. At the time, I was excited to be joining and looking forward to my black belt. I had a option of signing up for a 3 years at 125$ a month or 1 Year at 150$ a month. At the time, we had the money and the time. So I opted for the 3 years.
I regretted it immediately. I came online and saw Karate America all over Rip Off report.com and different websites saying how hard they are to work with you.
I started going to taekwondo and warrior x-fit. Then the owner of the school I went to started harassing me about the Leadership Program.They make it sound so special and that you're gifted to be joining yet they try to get everyone to join because you have to pay more! I was already paying a ridiculous amount. (125$?!?! Seriously, I can go to the gym for 10$ and get way more!) and I kept telling them NO! I didn't want it! I even emailed them to tell them I didn't want it, couldn't afford it and it was making me not even come to classes anymore.
Luckily we moved towards another school and that school was a little better yet I did not want to continue to go to class. I hated it! We moved, and couldn't afford it, bills came up, and I even got a 2nd job (just to pay for it) so I didn't even have time to go.
I had asked them to consider switching my contract from 3 years to 1 year! Like I should have done in the first place but you never know what life will throw at you. I said I would pay the 150$ instead of the 125$ and they declined without a reason. They're not losing out on anything and I'm still honoring a contract I've begged and pleaded with them because I shouldn't have to pay this outragous fee because I don't want to go anymore. They wont work with me and I regret even signing up...I regret not researching and if I can help one person not sign up, then I'll do it.