Summary: This MMA gym is not a military-friendly establishment, they are in it for the money first and foremost, and they put no common sense or human elements into their business.
I knew I was getting deployed, and I knew things are unstable during deployments. I told them this, and asked if there would be any issues with it, and the guy assured me there was none, but that they can only sign people up for a minimum of 6 months so we'd do things that way.
I paid $120 down, and $120 for the first month and then I got news.
I got promoted and that means I don't get a choice: I have to go do training I wasn't planning for. When I informed them of this, they said I'd have to pay 1/3 of the remaining contract to breach it. LA Fitness, T-mobile, and another small gym I was a part of never gave me any trouble over it, and were understanding that I don't choose to go.. but this place treated it as if I were being an irresponsible adult that didn't want to fulfill my obligations.
They said over the phone, "Well, you had a choice not to join with us, and we didn't force you to sign.." .. They did one worse: they made it seem like it was such a friendly and caring place so I'd at least have a chance. I had a kid that didn't really know what he was doing sign me up at the place, and this guy saying he said all this stuff to me that he didn't say or make clear. I know people have to pay to break their contracts all the time for whatever reason, but usually people waive this fee for military obligations.
He then proceeded to say, "You should do the adult thing and fulfill your contract obligations. And if you weren't sure, you shouldn't have signed up with us at all." To tell a military person they shouldn't even be given a chance to live like a civilian is just wrong. I told them that the math just doesn't add up from a common sense stand point: In the end, I went to 4 classes with them.. not enough to learn anything. And I'll have paid $400 for those four classes because of the early termination contract fee. But he just didn't care. The contract, and the money, were all he cared about.
While I think they are a legitimate business, they do NOT care about the person they're signing on, they are not military friendly, and they're too cold hearted for a small gym--small gyms pride themselves on having loyal, friendly family-like atmospheres.
This place is just in it for the money. Do NOT sign up here.