Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Ding Dong, the Bally's witch is dead

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyid=2007-03-15T215422Z_01_WEN5473_RTRUKOC_0_US-BALLYTOTALFITNESS-BANKRUPTCY.xml&src=rss&rpc=23

About freaking time and stop sending me email and mail for me to renew my contract which I closed a year ago.  And you know what else, you probably owe me a couple hundred dollars on the contract that I couldnt cancel.

Justice is served.  Here are some things that you could have done, Ballys. 

1. Cheaper and simple rates, without insane restrictions like you are only allowed in the club 30 minutes a week, only on the end of every third month.

2. Ability to cancel your plan at anytime, no restrictions.  How about that, you goons.

3. Larger clubs, later hours.

4. (Just a little pet peave of mine) hot women workers.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 15th, 2007 6:28pm
Oh yea, no salesman. 

If I go into to a Bally total fitness and I ask, "How much does it cost to setup?"  That doesnt mean I want to spend 5 hours touring the club and if wanting to leave I get strong armed by several large dudes forcing me to sign some contract.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 15th, 2007 6:30pm
I don't know what it is with gym operators.  They seem to be really bad businessmen.

Last year, a medium-sized gym near the office got closed -- The sheriff's department showed up at 10am and kicked everyone out, then superglued the locks.  Non-payment of rent for 8+ months was the cause.

The other common root cause of failure is just taking the money and running.  You charge people for a year's contract in advance ($400+), and then just head for the hills with the cash.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 15th, 2007 7:17pm
One reason I chose my gym (not one of the national chains) is because they offered one week free to try it out, didn't bug me ONCE during that week to join, but the guy at the desk remembered my name from the first day I got there.

It will be three years in August, and I still go at least twice a week.

Bally's, take a hint.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
March 15th, 2007 8:16pm
Was Bally's the one that didn't let you grunt?
Permalink JoC 
March 16th, 2007 10:22am
See, now this is why Americans are too fat.  Letting one of their pre-eminent gyms go bankrupts.  Honestly.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 16th, 2007 11:00am

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