My husband joined this gym based on a flyer advertising $10 a month. He comes out with a one year agreement for $20 a month as it turns out the $10 a month is for extremely limited hours that no one wants to work out during. The old bait and switch. Fast forward to May. We are billed a fee of $29.95. A call to the 1-800 number states an annual fee IN ADDITION TO the month fee called an "Annual Enhancement Fee." What's that? Apparently it's to "pay for maintenance and upkeep of the gym." Gee, I thought that's part of what the monthly fee is for. The rep proceeds to let me know my husband agreed to this in the contract (I will check this when I get home) and that it's "common in the industry." Here's where I'm calling bullshit. We have both been members of gyms all our adult lives - YMCA, LA Fitness, private gyms - hell, I worked for Gold's Gym in the 90s selling memberships - I know the game - I have NEVER heard of such nonsense!
In reviewing other complaints about various locations, I can see the MO is for the owner of the particular location to rebutt accusing the reviewer of either working for the competition or being a disgruntled employee. Let me just pre-empt that here. I can assure you I am neither.
Oh, and trying to cancel early? You will owe 75% of the balance. Fair enough, but don't expect anyone to re-up with you after the year. I dealt with this crap working for Gold's: You can either go for the grab early on and piss your members off to the point you are constantly struggling to sign new members in order to keep your business afloat, or you can treat people right from the get-go and the business will take care of itself. Seems this company will have to learn the hard way.