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My contract with Gold's gym expired ALONG time ago but on a month to month basis with them. I pay for my bf and my membership. For this month, they charged me $15 dollars more per person. I went from paying $40/mo to $70/mo!!!! I had no notice. I called corporate to dispute the charges. They said it was plastered all over the gym. I told them it's been awhile since I went to the gym. And then he tried to call me out saying that he sees that I've gone there 5 times in December. I told him, if you plastered it the times that I was there I think I would have noticed. When I spoke to the ppl at the gym, they said I probably wasnt there when they had the signs. (Don't be accusing me of lying!)

And then, we kinda got into it. I told him I've been a member for YEARS and you just raise it by 15 bucks with no notice! He said that the company can really do that! And then he used the analogy about how Sprint would raise their rates too! Let me tell you...he shot his own self in the foot!!!! I told them NO THEY DO NOT! Even when my contract was up they left my rates ALONE. Even when they had new rates, they left mine alone and charged NEW customers more. And his response was, "well every business works differently." SHUT UP! You're the one that brought Sprint up, you dummy! He used another analogy about a clothing store, but it was so lame, it's not worth mentioning.

I told him this is so rude of Gold's gym. I've been a member for YEARS and you would change my rates without even mailing me a letter! I told him they were disrespecting me when I have paid on time every single month. The least they could do was to MAIL ME A LETTER PERSONALLY! You gonna jack up my rates to $15, you better cough up some stamp money to mail me a letter! I said I've been paying on time with no problems ever, and you treat me like I'm not even important enough to write a letter! And all he could say was, there was nothing he can do. And they wont even take those charges off or anything. I was pissed. They say that that was what I signed into when I joined gold's gym...that they can raise rates when they want to. But what does that mean to ME when my contract is up?

After I got off the phone with him, I went to my bank to dispute the charges. And tomorrow, I'm going to write a cancellation letter to Gold's gym, and stop further payments from them. I think this is so wrong of them. What stops them from charging me any crazy rate they want?

What do you guys think?
Sorry so long...I've been complaining alot this week.
 

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What do you use at the gym? I am allowed to use a treadmill for small periods of time, It cost $89.00 to purchse one. If what you are paying is more than a bow flex (on monthly payments)or whatever you use, buy it and use it when you want. I love being able to walk and not have to get showered, dressed, make-up, hair to go sweat, take a shower, get dressed, make-up, hair. Just a suggestion. A lot of the new equipment stores away under bed or in the closet, it's great! There are excercise videos too!

They should honor their contract. If they don't people will buy their own equipment and the gyms won't be around for very long.
 

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Sherylmint--You totally read my mind, girl! Why pay $70/mo when I can buy my own equipment? Why pay so much when I don't even go as often as I should? What a waste of money. My friend is nicely toned and she does the body pump (free weight) class. I can do that MYSELF FOR FREE!
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Jan 27 2005, 08:41 PM
Sherylmint--You totally read my mind, girl!  Why pay $70/mo when I can buy my own equipment?  Why pay so much when I don't even go as often as I should?  What a waste of money.  My friend is nicely toned and she does the body pump (free weight) class.  I can do that MYSELF FOR FREE!
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I must say that our local Y without fail every year raised rates...always mailed us ahead of time to let us know and it always took effect on your renew date.
 

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Originally posted by Triste@Jan 27 2005, 08:44 PM
I must say that our local Y without fail every year raised rates...always mailed us ahead of time to let us know and it always took effect on your renew date.
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At least they felt you were important enough to MAIL YOU A LETTER. LOL. People are just sucking to an exceptional level for me these past couple of days. But, had I gotten a letter from them, I would have dealt with it ASAP versus having to go to my bank and deal with it this way.
 

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well i'm pissed at golds gym too now!
 

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Man! That really stinks! Whether the CAN do it or not, id does sound like awful bad business to me! ugh!
I say buy your own, or just be fat like me!
 

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I did that "pour money down the gym drain" thing too. Then I bought a treadmill that has 10 different programs on it that gives me a total aerobic workout and it's weight-bearing, too! I just love it. I can get on it anytime I want, shower (or not
) and keep on what I'm doing at home. (I work at home) I can even use handweights while I'm at the lower speeds.

I found a wonderful yoga instructor on cable at 6 am so I get up at 5:30, warm up a bit with upper body or lower body excercise, then 25 minutes of yoga with Lilias.

Later in the day I jump on the treadmill for a challenging 30 minute workout on the "Mountain" routine and I hope to drop 12 pounds by my 61st birthday in March.
I realized I just couldn't eat much less and still be healthy because I already have osteoporosis so I concluded that getting my butt moving more was the key.

P--- on Gold's Gym. That guy did the company a huge disservice because now we're all angry with them!
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Jan 28 2005, 11:24 AM
I would love to get one of the Elliptical machines, but I don't have room in my apartment.  Oh, well may someday.
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I LOVE those! They had one of those at the gym where I used to go!!! It was awesome!!! It really worked out your legs and butt BIG time!!! I don't have room for one either, or I would have one in a heartbeat!
 

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I found one on the internet that wasn't that big and it was only $299. I live on the 3rd floor of my apartment building (no elevator) so probably wouldn't be a good idea even if I did have the room. Plus my dad would kill me if I made him help move it up 3 flights of stairs.

Last night I went over to the office of my apartment complex and noticed that there is a bunch of exercise equipment in the basement. I think they are putting in a gym! I forgot to ask them about it.
 

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I sent them a cancellation letter, certified. I had to cancel mine and my bf. I said that I'm assuming it's O.K to send out one letter to close down 2 accounts since I'm paying for both. I said "Just like you, I'm trying to save a stamp..." PUAHAHAHA I'm
. I also closed my bank account.
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Jan 28 2005, 04:22 PM
I sent them a cancellation letter, certified.  I had to cancel mine and my bf.  I said that I'm assuming it's O.K to send out one letter to close down 2 accounts since I'm paying for both.  I said "Just like you, I'm trying to save a stamp..."  PUAHAHAHA  I'm 
.  I also closed my bank account.
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Im so sorry! Gyms are so annoying! WHen I graduate I am definitely gonna buy one of those eliptical machines! THey are expensive but worth every penny I think! Gym memberships add up and those things are like $2,000 but if you think about it, atleast that is all I use at the gym so IM gonna buy one myself! I joined LAdies workout express in August and pay them $29 a month! I am dissapointed bc I havent gone in so long bc it didnt work the first month so I gave up! I think it was because I wasnt eating right, but still I was really discouraged that I wasnt losing weight ot noticing a difference at all! I think if I do cardio and that maybe it will work but still I cant wait to get an eliptical!
 

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We have a new "Curves" that just opened in our town. Lots of people/women I know are going. I just don't know if I want to fork over the money! But they say it is fun. I may wait and see how quickly they show results...ha ha...
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Jan 29 2005, 10:10 PM
We have a new "Curves" that just opened in our town. Lots of people/women I know are going. I just don't know if I want to fork over the money! But they say it is fun. I may wait and see how quickly they show results...ha ha...
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I go to Curves and it is wonderful. It is just $29 a month..... And the rate is guaranteed to be "my" rate for as long as I am a member.
 

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I've had memberships in Bally's, the YMCA, and Curves. Was loyal about paying the bill, but not about attending.
Then I got smart and bought a treadmill with lots of programs. I found it's great for drying pantyhose and bras. I guess I'm just not motivated
 

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Originally posted by Carol Ann@Jan 30 2005, 08:02 PM
I've had memberships in Bally's, the YMCA, and Curves. Was loyal about paying the bill, but not about attending.
Then I got smart and bought a treadmill with lots of programs. I found it's great for drying pantyhose and bras. I guess I'm just not motivated 

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I can relate. I figured if I had an "exercise room" then I'd surely exercise. I have a motorized treadmill, HealthRider, recumbant bike, weights, weight bench, TV, VCR, radio, and a wall of mirrors. The only time I've been up there in the last two years is to blow up an Aero bed and get it ready when I had tons of company at Thanksgiving.


Out of everything I've tried, though, Curves is the best because it is a quick 30 minutes and I'm outa there.
 

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I bought the firm program to do at home. I like it but I don't like that the work outs are all 1 hr. I think I would do it more if there were shorter workouts. I ordered Core Secrets and am waiting for it to come. The version I bought has a mixture of shorted (25-30min) workouts and some longer (45-60min) workouts.

If I had the money and the room I would set up a workout area with the equiptment and a TV. I think if I had something that was quiet that I could do in front of the TV I would use it (something like a treadmill or elliptical).
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Jan 31 2005, 09:43 AM
I bought the firm program to do at home.  I like it but I don't like that the work outs are all 1 hr.  I think I would do it more if there were shorter workouts.  I ordered Core Secrets and am waiting for it to come.  The version I bought has a mixture of shorted (25-30min) workouts and some longer (45-60min) workouts.

If I had the money and the room I would set up a workout area with the equiptment and a TV.  I think if I had something that was quiet that I could do in front of the TV I would use it (something like a treadmill or elliptical).
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I bought the Firm to and was not pleased with the one hour workouts. I would do better with something quiet at home too, so that I could watch my TV shows at the same time...but until then, I am gonna try Curves out. Hopefully it will work. Lots of my girlfriends and other female aquaintences are going, so at least we can all support each other.
 
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