Meridian Sports Club

★★☆☆☆

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This gym IS AWFUL. It is old, dirty, smells, and leaks for a week after a 10 min. summer drizzle. The parking is free, but good luck finding a space after 4:00 p.m. The staff members and managers are creepy and lazy and should be working at a landfill eating leftover trash instead.

They make you get a key for a locker, for which you have to give your drivers' license to get EVERY time! What is this, 200 B.C.? Even 24 hour fitness has lockers that are digital/automatic or let you bring a lock. They hide the towels and are cheap with that too. They have about 4 treadmills, half of which do not work. They have a couple t.v.s for the entire cardio area, which are always on kids channels and have no way of being changed as the staff enjoys watching that stuff while they're "working."

The gym is the smallest 4 story building ever invented in ancient or modern times. It's unbelievable. Do you really want to walk 4 flights of stairs when you need to take a leak in the middle of your workout to get the only bathroom, which in the basement? I didn't think so... I'd rather go to a piece junk gym like Bally's or the one in my grandma's old age home...

They have a P.T. clinic there too - stay away, trust me.

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★☆☆☆☆

This gym IS AWFUL. It is old, dirty, smells, and leaks for a week after a 10 min. summer drizzle. The parking is free, but good luck finding a space after 4:00 p.m. The staff members and managers are creepy and lazy and should be working at a landfill eating leftover trash instead.

They make you get a key for a locker, for which you have to give your drivers' license to get EVERY time! What is this, 200 B.C.? Even 24 hour fitness has lockers that are digital/automatic or let you bring a lock. They hide the towels and are cheap with that too. They have about 4 treadmills, half of which do not work. They have a couple t.v.s for the entire cardio area, which are always on kids channels and have no way of being changed as the staff enjoys watching that stuff while they're "working."

The gym is the smallest 4 story building ever invented in ancient or modern times. It's unbelievable. Do you really want to walk 4 flights of stairs when you need to take a leak in the middle of your workout to get the only bathroom, which in the basement? I didn't think so... I'd rather go to a piece junk gym like Bally's or the one in my grandma's old age home...

They have a P.T. clinic there too - stay away, trust me.

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Not very happy AT all with this location - after 4 months of billing issues and after cancelling the same day with 2 other co-workers - 3 months later a charge from them appears on bank statement.

This place is a joke and totally mis-managed = so many complaints from others as I have run into previous members and they have moved over to another National club = this is a convenient location but if you are looking for smooth billing - THINK NOT and if you are looking for warm welcome from this specific location = THINK NOT = love it when you can't find the corporate contact info =

After recommending 2 new guests at the beginning = they ONLY came through in giving me 1 referral bonus.....THIS PLACE IS A JOKE !!! 1 star is NOT good enough for this location.

What ever you do ...DO NOT give them your credit/debit card....get one of those prepaid/reloadable VISA/MC cards you can get at the grocery store...THEY WILL MESS UP YOUR BILLING !!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Not very happy AT all with this location - after 4 months of billing issues and after cancelling the same day with 2 other co-workers - 3 months later a charge from them appears on bank statement.

This place is a joke and totally mis-managed = so many complaints from others as I have run into previous members and they have moved over to another National club = this is a convenient location but if you are looking for smooth billing - THINK NOT and if you are looking for warm welcome from this specific location = THINK NOT = love it when you can't find the corporate contact info =

After recommending 2 new guests at the beginning = they ONLY came through in giving me 1 referral bonus.....THIS PLACE IS A JOKE !!! 1 star is NOT good enough for this location.

What ever you do ...DO NOT give them your credit/debit card....get one of those prepaid/reloadable VISA/MC cards you can get at the grocery store...THEY WILL MESS UP YOUR BILLING !!!!!

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I have never been soo upset with the unprofessionalism at this place. It takes alot for me to take the time out to complain about an establishment and when I do .....believe me it's HORRIBLE.

I have seen x-regular clients at other gyms by passing by they to felt it was time to move on. Seems like their guests are getting smaller so they decide to over charge the guests they do have. After noticing an overage on my account I asked them credit me - their response = WE CAN GIVE YOU A CREDIT FOR NEXT MONTHS DUES OR IT CAN TAKE 3-4 WEEKS FOR A BANK CREDIT.......sorry ....WHAT ??!!???? NO you made the mistake so you correct it.......their reply = AHH SORRY - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

I am no longer a member of this club THANK GOD and the drama with this place is continuing trying to get that ANNUAL TOWEL fee refunded -

MY ADVISE - STAY CLEAR OF CENTURY CITY - NOT NICE PEOPLE !!!! There are other gym/clubs in the area that I am sure would love to give you comfortable feeling ...

If you do join - my suggestion is to go to one of the grocery stores and pick up one of those RELOADABLE VISA / MC debit cards - otherwise they will screw up your bank account....seriously !!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never been soo upset with the unprofessionalism at this place. It takes alot for me to take the time out to complain about an establishment and when I do .....believe me it's HORRIBLE.

I have seen x-regular clients at other gyms by passing by they to felt it was time to move on. Seems like their guests are getting smaller so they decide to over charge the guests they do have. After noticing an overage on my account I asked them credit me - their response = WE CAN GIVE YOU A CREDIT FOR NEXT MONTHS DUES OR IT CAN TAKE 3-4 WEEKS FOR A BANK CREDIT.......sorry ....WHAT ??!!???? NO you made the mistake so you correct it.......their reply = AHH SORRY - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

I am no longer a member of this club THANK GOD and the drama with this place is continuing trying to get that ANNUAL TOWEL fee refunded -

MY ADVISE - STAY CLEAR OF CENTURY CITY - NOT NICE PEOPLE !!!! There are other gym/clubs in the area that I am sure would love to give you comfortable feeling ...

If you do join - my suggestion is to go to one of the grocery stores and pick up one of those RELOADABLE VISA / MC debit cards - otherwise they will screw up your bank account....seriously !!!

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This business is evil. I blew out my knee and was unable to walk for weeks. They refused to cancel my membership without forcing me to show up in person despite a medical note from my doctor. I hobble in to cancel and they misrepresented the cancellation as a "freeze" that restarted 8 months later. The fees restarted again and I did not notice until after the second month when the charges hit my credit card bill. They again refuse to cancel me without a 30 day notice period. They will hide behind their contract and lie to you to nickel and dime you. They do not treat their customers in good faith. Drive further if you have to, but it is very difficult to cancel your membership here and they will lie to you to be able to keep charging your card.

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★☆☆☆☆

This business is evil. I blew out my knee and was unable to walk for weeks. They refused to cancel my membership without forcing me to show up in person despite a medical note from my doctor. I hobble in to cancel and they misrepresented the cancellation as a "freeze" that restarted 8 months later. The fees restarted again and I did not notice until after the second month when the charges hit my credit card bill. They again refuse to cancel me without a 30 day notice period. They will hide behind their contract and lie to you to nickel and dime you. They do not treat their customers in good faith. Drive further if you have to, but it is very difficult to cancel your membership here and they will lie to you to be able to keep charging your card.

Pros: None

Cons: Disingenuous staff and membership policy

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if you cancelled your membership in meridian sportsclub make sure you let your bank know that your removing the automatic payment coz they will continue charging you..

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if you cancelled your membership in meridian sportsclub make sure you let your bank know that your removing the automatic payment coz they will continue charging you..

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An absolute mega mistake dont not go to this gym what so ever YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I can not imagine what the mangement is doing I am sorrybut I cant say too much about this gym. I hope you have a better experience

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★☆☆☆☆

An absolute mega mistake dont not go to this gym what so ever YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I can not imagine what the mangement is doing I am sorrybut I cant say too much about this gym. I hope you have a better experience

Pros: poor poor

Cons: not bankrupt

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My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Mislead

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I visited Meridian??s Bodies in Motion January of 2009 in a New Years attempt to be more motivated to work out. We signed up and then went for our first workout in the Pasadena Club off Arroyo.
I wish I ??d worked out first because I would have never signed. I mentioned this to Irma after finishing my 1st workout. She said that I should give it a chance and if I still felt the same that she would ??work with me.? I thought that I might be over reacting so I told her that I would give it a chance and in a month I'd let her know what I thought. She said that if I have any issues to just come and see her.
So a month went by and I still didn't like the facility. Some it had to do with the atmosphere but most had to do with the old limited equipment that was biomechanically unsound. I just felt at this point that I was going to be less motivated to workout than I desired so I called Irma, on the phone, and we discussed how I was feeling and that I was still disappointed. Irma still insisted that when I made my decision that she would "work with me" to resolve everything. I took here for her word but didn't realize that she was being cunning and misleading with her choice of words, at least not yet.
So my wife, at this point, was still training with Adrian at the club so, instead of canceling before 30days I allowed the memberships to continue and the monthly to continue being deducted from our account.
I had stopped going to the facility for several months prior to the conclusion of my wife's training with Adrian in May of 2009.
Now I felt it was time. I was less fit than before signing up with Irma at Bodies in Motion and mentally it was taking a small toll on my self-perception and day-to-day "just feeling good."
My wife drove to the club and was told by Irma that there was no way out of the contract at this point. I then drove to the facility and talked to Irma myself, discussing what her and I had talked about the very first day and then just 30days after signing up about "working with me" when I made my decision.
Like anyone confronted with being misleading or just plain lying Irma bounced all around trying to tell me what she "really meant" when she said that she would "work with me". I reiterated that from the very 1st day I was unhappy but, I would give the facility a try noting, that Irma said on the 1st day, "that if I have any issues to come talk with her" and she will "work with me."
Irma insisted that there was nothing that she could do at this point and canceling the membership was not an option unless I could prove I was moving and would be 25 miles from the nearest affiliated facility.
I told Irma that if she would have told me on the very 1st day that I had to make a "clear cut" decision to stay or to cancel I would have canceled and walked away on day one, after my 1st workout.
I'm not sure even still what Irma meant when she said she'd "work with me"
But I do know now it had nothing to do with what she intended it to sound like.
So I??m still paying for a membership, that my wife and I will never utilize, until January 2010, which will be $704 dollars later.
I feel really stupid not walking away on day one and equally stupid that I trusted Irma Vargas.
I have not had work since March 7th 2009 and my wife and I are just barely getting by paying all our bills. Having to pay both of our monthly dues at a Health Club that neither of us are using and, at this point will not go back just because of the circumstances with Irma, really hits harder than it should.

Sincerely, Mislead

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I joined Bodies in Motion in Pasadena, because it was close to my house. From the beginning I had to put up with one annoying thing after another. The women's locker room stank of something worse than dirty socks. When they did clean, it was always right in the middle of a workout. There I was huffing and puffing and inhaling noxious fumes. Then someone got the bright idea to perfume the air with some chemical scent that puffed out through the vents directly over the treadmills. When they fixed the roof tar dripped down from the ceiling onto some of the step equipment and when I went to tell the staff they just shrugged their shoulders. I got a similar response when I went to ask about the disappearing core training equipment and plastic stands to hold my book on the treadmill. Apparently they had been stolen by some member, which is a good indication of the type of clientele, and I was told that the corporate office didn't want to pay to replace them. The corporate office, it turned out is not only cheap, they are inefficient and unprofessional. They wouldn't know customer service if it came up and bit them! I followed their guidelines for taking a leave due to a high risk pregnancy. I submitted a doctor's note and paid the fee, but they continued to bill me for four extra months. One year later, I still had not received my refund. An untold number of phone calls later, I was told my claim was being denied. I still don't know why, because I can't get anyone to return my phone calls. Then they raised their monthly fee and didn't notify me ahead of time. I've now switched to a different gym and am only too happy to drive out of my way to work out in a clean environment, with a professional staff that understands the meaning of of integrity.

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★☆☆☆☆

I joined Bodies in Motion in Pasadena, because it was close to my house. From the beginning I had to put up with one annoying thing after another. The women's locker room stank of something worse than dirty socks. When they did clean, it was always right in the middle of a workout. There I was huffing and puffing and inhaling noxious fumes. Then someone got the bright idea to perfume the air with some chemical scent that puffed out through the vents directly over the treadmills. When they fixed the roof tar dripped down from the ceiling onto some of the step equipment and when I went to tell the staff they just shrugged their shoulders. I got a similar response when I went to ask about the disappearing core training equipment and plastic stands to hold my book on the treadmill. Apparently they had been stolen by some member, which is a good indication of the type of clientele, and I was told that the corporate office didn't want to pay to replace them. The corporate office, it turned out is not only cheap, they are inefficient and unprofessional. They wouldn't know customer service if it came up and bit them! I followed their guidelines for taking a leave due to a high risk pregnancy. I submitted a doctor's note and paid the fee, but they continued to bill me for four extra months. One year later, I still had not received my refund. An untold number of phone calls later, I was told my claim was being denied. I still don't know why, because I can't get anyone to return my phone calls. Then they raised their monthly fee and didn't notify me ahead of time. I've now switched to a different gym and am only too happy to drive out of my way to work out in a clean environment, with a professional staff that understands the meaning of of integrity.

Pros: Plenty of equipment, Debra the kickboxing instructor was great

Cons: Low-life clientele, clueless staff members, no customer service, disappearing equipment

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I joined with great expectations and I was sorely let down. While it is true that the place is clean and the equipment is modern - that is pretty much where the benefits end. The cardio class variety is poor - at best. Unless you are a serious kickboxing fan, don't expect to have a lot of options to select from. The staff is not super friendly, or motivated. The daycare is so pricy - it becomes irrelevant. Yoga and Pilate classes are repetitive, so they can't work as a replacement to a Yoga/Pilates establishment. They used to have a lot of dance classes, but they were mostly eliminated. As for the machines and equipment - don't expect to find a cardio machine during peak hours. If you are not really interested in the cardio equipment(since I doubt you will be able to get a machine during peak hours), you will find that they have a great variety and selection of nautilus and free weights.

Basically, the place has a lot of potential. The staff needs to get motivated to serve, and more cardio classes (even with just the normal variety of other clubs) are needed.

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★★★☆☆

I joined with great expectations and I was sorely let down. While it is true that the place is clean and the equipment is modern - that is pretty much where the benefits end. The cardio class variety is poor - at best. Unless you are a serious kickboxing fan, don't expect to have a lot of options to select from. The staff is not super friendly, or motivated. The daycare is so pricy - it becomes irrelevant. Yoga and Pilate classes are repetitive, so they can't work as a replacement to a Yoga/Pilates establishment. They used to have a lot of dance classes, but they were mostly eliminated. As for the machines and equipment - don't expect to find a cardio machine during peak hours. If you are not really interested in the cardio equipment(since I doubt you will be able to get a machine during peak hours), you will find that they have a great variety and selection of nautilus and free weights.

Basically, the place has a lot of potential. The staff needs to get motivated to serve, and more cardio classes (even with just the normal variety of other clubs) are needed.

Pros: Great facility, clean and lots of free weights

Cons: Less than friendly staff, lack of variety in cardio classes - not worth the price tag.

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The Personal Trainers are so caring. These guys do an excellent job. The Century City facility and equipment are first-rate, the place is spotless, and the trainers are knowledgeable and caring. If you are looking for a personal trainer and you want to work with true professionals, you should give them a call.A real stress reliever. My Trainer is on time and he really focuses on what I need to be pushed to the next level. They are the best!

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★★★★★

The Personal Trainers are so caring. These guys do an excellent job. The Century City facility and equipment are first-rate, the place is spotless, and the trainers are knowledgeable and caring. If you are looking for a personal trainer and you want to work with true professionals, you should give them a call.A real stress reliever. My Trainer is on time and he really focuses on what I need to be pushed to the next level. They are the best!

Pros: Great personal trainers, Easy to Park, Not too Crowded

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The only saving grace is the old Bodies In Motion Instructors. (Kick-Boxing, Boxing & Spinning) The staff and management needs to get on the ball an biring the enegy back!

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The only saving grace is the old Bodies In Motion Instructors. (Kick-Boxing, Boxing & Spinning) The staff and management needs to get on the ball an biring the enegy back!

Pros: great location, Old Bodies In Motion

Cons: Staff Rude, New Instructors Fair

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it's never crowded which is great. but the equipment is older. the classes are bad. feels clausterphobic and not clean.

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★★★☆☆

it's never crowded which is great. but the equipment is older. the classes are bad. feels clausterphobic and not clean.

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Never crowded! They have any equipment you could ask for, creative classes (lots of boxing), and great personal trainers. There's a physical therapy office in the gym too, so you can use all of their cool toys too. It may be a bit more expensive thanBally's but it is so worth it not to have to wait in line for a treadmill.

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★★★★☆

Never crowded! They have any equipment you could ask for, creative classes (lots of boxing), and great personal trainers. There's a physical therapy office in the gym too, so you can use all of their cool toys too. It may be a bit more expensive thanBally's but it is so worth it not to have to wait in line for a treadmill.

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Top notch gym with a wide array of machines, and fitness classes. Not as crowded as the other gyms in the area. Great kickboxing and yoga classes. A gym fully equipped with amenities, showers, and locker rooms.

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★★★★★

Top notch gym with a wide array of machines, and fitness classes. Not as crowded as the other gyms in the area. Great kickboxing and yoga classes. A gym fully equipped with amenities, showers, and locker rooms.

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Gym, good classes in kickboxing.

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★★★★☆

Gym, good classes in kickboxing.

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