- Report: #508564
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Complaint Review: L.A. Fitness International, LLC
L.A. Fitness International, LLC761 Main Ave Norwalk, Connecticut United States of America
L.A. Fitness International, LLC Dangerous, No Gym Etiquette, Ripoff, Rude Norwalk, Connecticut
*Consumer Comment: EVERYWHERE
The Gym itself is an impressive facility and the hours are better than most gyms that I have experienced in my 13+ years of weight training. They have 2 trainers, Demetrius and James, that really know what they are doing. Most of the other trainers can be seen text messaging and relaxing WHILE training clients. There is even a European female trainer that hordes weights for herself while she is training and she will confront you if you tell her that she doesn't need to take 7 dumbbells off the weight rack for her client.
Mats are left on the stairwell which is a fire-code violation, 6-12 plates can be found on abandoned leg press machines from 7:00am-10:30am every week day, dumbbells are left in all areas of the gym for days on end, 20-36 dumbbells are consistently absent from the racks...
I have begged the staff for over 10 months to require that the members and trainers to rack their weights. [continued below]....
Yesterday I asked Lauren (the card-scanner, girl) for his name because I am considering writing an article regarding the lack of gym etiquette. She responded with "I am going to revoke your membership".
I told her that was fine as long as she refunded my $200+ initiation fee. She said she wouldn't because I have been a very uncooperative member...
She revoked my membership because after begging them for 10+ months to put the weights/equipment away (which is an insurance regulation and a fire code violation) I posted some signs asking members to rack their weights (how dare me)...it is the only gym I have ever been in that doesn't care about weights, steps, mats, etc strewn all about the floor and fire exit stairs.
Instead of being rewarded for my observation and concern for the health and safety of the gym members, my membership was revoked.
I have numerous photos of the conditions I speak of.
I am now pursuing a lawsuit.
On a side note, I learned yesterday that one of the "trainers" at this facility tripped over weights that were left on the workout floor and was on crutches for several weeks.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/13/2009 11:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/LA-Fitness-International-LLC/Norwalk-Connecticut-06851/LA-Fitness-International-LLC-Dangerous-No-Gym-Etiquette-Ripoff-Rude-Norwalk-Connec-508564. 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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