megan. (___saturdays) wrote in bad_service,
megan.
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bad gym service.

i played 3 sports in high school, so i was always in shape. now that i'm almost 24, the only exercise i get is walking up the stairs to my apartment. i'm not terribly overweight. i'm 5'6" 140 pounds, but my goal weight is around 125-135 area. i'm more concerned about getting back in shape than losing the weight. so, i decide to join the gym. there's a gym in a shopping mall about 15 minutes from my house, called ladies choice fitness. it's brand new, and usually nothing but older ladies walking on the treadmills. i stopped by, got the tour, signed a year contract, filled out all of the paperwork, etc. $29 gets deducted out of my checking account each month for a year. i was super excited, it was a cheap, close, and usually pretty vacant place to work out for an hour or so each day. well, with the package i signed up for, you receive a free session with a personal trainer once every 2 weeks. my first day at the gym, i met with my trainer. (who was about 5 feet tall, maybe 90 pounds.) she asked me what my main concerns were, what i wanted to improve, what my diet was like, etc. i told her i wanted to get in shape more than lose weight, but my feelings wouldn't be hurt if i dropped a few pounds. i step on the scale, it reads 141. she kinda chuckles, and under her breath says "wow this is going to be a task!" i immediately stepped off the scale, and asked her to repeat what she said. she denied even saying anything, so i took it with a grain of salt, and didn't think twice about it. next, she took out the tape measurer to measure my chest and my waist. (i don't remember the exact measurements, but i wear a size 6 in pants, sometimes a 4.) when she's done with that, she says, loud and clear this time "are you sure that you played sports in high school? from looking at your numbers it doesn't seem like you've ever been in shape!" and kinda laughed, almost like she was joking about the situation. i told her i'd had enough of her snide remarks and rude comments, and that i wanted to speak to the manager. she informed me that she was  the manager, and gave me an email address and phone number to the corporate offices. of course, i emailed and called, and of course all i got was an apology. needlees to say, i never want to step foot in that place again. this whole thing took place in june, so i've been paying for my membership each month, and haven't been back since. when i asked the corporate office about getting out of my contract, they told me the only circumstances they void contracts are for health reasons, or if i were to move at least 40 miles away from the nearest location. i am irate. it's not even about the money! and the bitch has had the nerve to call me once a month to see why i haven't been back for training sessions. seriously. diaf.

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