LA Fitness

★★★☆☆
  • 3827 Overland Ave

    Culver City, CA 90232

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  • 310-204-2030

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Sat-Sun 8am-8pm, Mon-Thu 5am-11pm, Fri 5am-10pm

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As a member under the Holiday franchise, then the Bally's and now the LA Fitness franchise, I must say it was disheartening to discover that the contract now offered by LA Fitness has an EXCULPATORY CLAUSE to protect them from liability... BE AWARE that if you get injured for any reason, any cause, any failure on LA Fitness' behalf they will NOT be liable! You exercise at LA FITNESS totally AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

I suffered a slip & fall in the women's locker room/shower area because the facility did not use no skid mats on the floor. The water soaked mats on the floor skidded right out from under me and I suffered a concussion, contusions, and other muscular injuries... court ruled that the EXCULPATORY CLAUSE was enforceable! That's right I got nothing for my pain & suffering, loss wages, and medical. BE AWARE!!!

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As a member under the Holiday franchise, then the Bally's and now the LA Fitness franchise, I must say it was disheartening to discover that the contract now offered by LA Fitness has an EXCULPATORY CLAUSE to protect them from liability... BE AWARE that if you get injured for any reason, any cause, any failure on LA Fitness' behalf they will NOT be liable! You exercise at LA FITNESS totally AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

I suffered a slip & fall in the women's locker room/shower area because the facility did not use no skid mats on the floor. The water soaked mats on the floor skidded right out from under me and I suffered a concussion, contusions, and other muscular injuries... court ruled that the EXCULPATORY CLAUSE was enforceable! That's right I got nothing for my pain & suffering, loss wages, and medical. BE AWARE!!!

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With LA Fitness buying out the contracts of Bally's, I was told that my contracts with Bally's would be honored. To my dismay that is not the case. Since I had renewed my contract for 2 years, LA Fitness is only going to renew my

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With LA Fitness buying out the contracts of Bally's, I was told that my contracts with Bally's would be honored. To my dismay that is not the case. Since I had renewed my contract for 2 years, LA Fitness is only going to renew my

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I do like this gym very much, it has all the equipment and a great variety of classes to take (which I love). I go to the one in Hollywood and, I do have to warn some of you though, it is a tad like a public gym. There are just SO many people, sometimes it's hard to get a treadmill, the locker room is always busy and you definitely have to be considerate of others and their needs when weightlifting. So while I do like this gym a lot, I know it is not for everyone.

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I do like this gym very much, it has all the equipment and a great variety of classes to take (which I love). I go to the one in Hollywood and, I do have to warn some of you though, it is a tad like a public gym. There are just SO many people, sometimes it's hard to get a treadmill, the locker room is always busy and you definitely have to be considerate of others and their needs when weightlifting. So while I do like this gym a lot, I know it is not for everyone.

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I stumbled upon this find with a local school auction win; I had always wanted to try Pilates. In a short series of classes, I felt a noticeable change! With a few more classes, I felt sleeker in my over-40 body! I was amazed at how much fun I was having too! Trisha and Jesse worked me hard while making me smile and laugh as the hour passed. I find myself missing the camaraderie almost as much as the expert instruction. Pilates takes mental energy and the descriptive approaches given and encouragement along the way are best in class! Thank you to Cassidy and her tremendous staff! TRY THEM OUT!

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★★★★★

I stumbled upon this find with a local school auction win; I had always wanted to try Pilates. In a short series of classes, I felt a noticeable change! With a few more classes, I felt sleeker in my over-40 body! I was amazed at how much fun I was having too! Trisha and Jesse worked me hard while making me smile and laugh as the hour passed. I find myself missing the camaraderie almost as much as the expert instruction. Pilates takes mental energy and the descriptive approaches given and encouragement along the way are best in class! Thank you to Cassidy and her tremendous staff! TRY THEM OUT!

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I tolerated the stench, the horrible parking, and the run-down machines for over 3 months (I had just moved to the area), but I called it quits when one of the gym's denizens broke into my locker (cut off the lock), rummaged through my backpack, stole the cash in my wallet, and then abandoned my backpack in the middle of the locker room. While the theft itself was pretty horrible, the way the staff handled the incident was what truly shocked and disgusted me.

From what I've been able to deduce, the theft must have taken place around 5 PM. I immediately spoke with one of the managers about the incident. He wrote up a report and then told me that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters within three days.

After waiting a week for this call, I contacted the gym again, and asked another manager why I hadn't heard back from the company. The person I spoke with actually told me that there was no record of any report being taken, and that I would need to go back to the gym and file another one. I did that, and was told, again, that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters in a few days.

As you can imagine, I received no such call, so I again contacted the gym and asked the manager what was going on. The guy basically told me that if the corporate office hadn't gotten in touch with me, it meant that it didn't think the matter was very important-- apparently this company doesn't think that theft is a very important issue, even though, as I later found out, it is quite common at this gym.

Fed up with the whole situation, I joined Equinox, and have never been happier. While the cost of my 3 year membership at Bally's is approximately equivalent to 5 months at Equinox, you get 10x your money's worth at the latter. Plus, this gym is extremely close to where I work.

Unfortunately, now that I'm off for the summer, necessity, convenience, and proximity may force me to patronize this cesspool a few times in the next few months, but I will NEVER use its lockers again, and neither should you!

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★☆☆☆☆

I tolerated the stench, the horrible parking, and the run-down machines for over 3 months (I had just moved to the area), but I called it quits when one of the gym's denizens broke into my locker (cut off the lock), rummaged through my backpack, stole the cash in my wallet, and then abandoned my backpack in the middle of the locker room. While the theft itself was pretty horrible, the way the staff handled the incident was what truly shocked and disgusted me.

From what I've been able to deduce, the theft must have taken place around 5 PM. I immediately spoke with one of the managers about the incident. He wrote up a report and then told me that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters within three days.

After waiting a week for this call, I contacted the gym again, and asked another manager why I hadn't heard back from the company. The person I spoke with actually told me that there was no record of any report being taken, and that I would need to go back to the gym and file another one. I did that, and was told, again, that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters in a few days.

As you can imagine, I received no such call, so I again contacted the gym and asked the manager what was going on. The guy basically told me that if the corporate office hadn't gotten in touch with me, it meant that it didn't think the matter was very important-- apparently this company doesn't think that theft is a very important issue, even though, as I later found out, it is quite common at this gym.

Fed up with the whole situation, I joined Equinox, and have never been happier. While the cost of my 3 year membership at Bally's is approximately equivalent to 5 months at Equinox, you get 10x your money's worth at the latter. Plus, this gym is extremely close to where I work.

Unfortunately, now that I'm off for the summer, necessity, convenience, and proximity may force me to patronize this cesspool a few times in the next few months, but I will NEVER use its lockers again, and neither should you!

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I tolerated the stench, the horrible parking, and the run-down machines for over 3 months (I had just moved to the area), but I called it quits when one of the gym's denizens broke into my locker (cut off the lock), rummaged through my backpack, stole the cash in my wallet, and then abandoned my backpack in the middle of the locker room. While the theft itself was pretty horrible, the way the staff handled the incident was what truly shocked and disgusted me.

From what I've been able to deduce, the theft must have taken place around 5 PM. I immediately spoke with one of the managers about the incident. He wrote up a report and then told me that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters within three days.

After waiting a week for this call, I contacted the gym again, and asked another manager why I hadn't heard back from the company. The person I spoke with actually told me that there was no record of any report being taken, and that I would need to go back to the gym and file another one. I did that, and was told, again, that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters in a few days.

As you can imagine, I received no such call, so I again contacted the gym and asked the manager what was going on. The guy basically told me that if the corporate office hadn't gotten in touch with me, it meant that it didn't think the matter was very important-- apparently this company doesn't think that theft is a very important issue, even though, as I later found out, it is quite common at this gym.

Fed up with the whole situation, I joined Equinox, and have never been happier. While the cost of my 3 year membership at Bally's is approximately equivalent to 5 months at Equinox, you get 10x your money's worth at the latter. Plus, this gym is extremely close to where I work.

Unfortunately, now that I'm off for the summer, necessity, convenience, and proximity may force me to patronize this cesspool a few times in the next few months, but I will NEVER use its lockers again, and neither should you!

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★☆☆☆☆

I tolerated the stench, the horrible parking, and the run-down machines for over 3 months (I had just moved to the area), but I called it quits when one of the gym's denizens broke into my locker (cut off the lock), rummaged through my backpack, stole the cash in my wallet, and then abandoned my backpack in the middle of the locker room. While the theft itself was pretty horrible, the way the staff handled the incident was what truly shocked and disgusted me.

From what I've been able to deduce, the theft must have taken place around 5 PM. I immediately spoke with one of the managers about the incident. He wrote up a report and then told me that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters within three days.

After waiting a week for this call, I contacted the gym again, and asked another manager why I hadn't heard back from the company. The person I spoke with actually told me that there was no record of any report being taken, and that I would need to go back to the gym and file another one. I did that, and was told, again, that I would receive a phone call from Bally headquarters in a few days.

As you can imagine, I received no such call, so I again contacted the gym and asked the manager what was going on. The guy basically told me that if the corporate office hadn't gotten in touch with me, it meant that it didn't think the matter was very important-- apparently this company doesn't think that theft is a very important issue, even though, as I later found out, it is quite common at this gym.

Fed up with the whole situation, I joined Equinox, and have never been happier. While the cost of my 3 year membership at Bally's is approximately equivalent to 5 months at Equinox, you get 10x your money's worth at the latter. Plus, this gym is extremely close to where I work.

Unfortunately, now that I'm off for the summer, necessity, convenience, and proximity may force me to patronize this cesspool a few times in the next few months, but I will NEVER use its lockers again, and neither should you!

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It does not appear that corporate Bally's has any idea what's going on at local gyms or refuses to act on feedback from members. As a member of the Culver City location for 1.5 years, I have had numerous concerns, which your employees have always seemed to agreed with, but nothing ever changes. Latest are the new membership key chain tags. I have asked for this since I joined and now you have them but are charging. This is an 15+ year old technology your are now charging a fee for...really??? How about fixing the parking, machines, etc... first?

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★★☆☆☆

It does not appear that corporate Bally's has any idea what's going on at local gyms or refuses to act on feedback from members. As a member of the Culver City location for 1.5 years, I have had numerous concerns, which your employees have always seemed to agreed with, but nothing ever changes. Latest are the new membership key chain tags. I have asked for this since I joined and now you have them but are charging. This is an 15+ year old technology your are now charging a fee for...really??? How about fixing the parking, machines, etc... first?

Pros: Trainers, variety of machines

Cons: Frivolous charges, parking, front desk staff

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Good location, nice size gym, friendly staff....but terrible out dated machines. Takes a long time to get them fixed and always short on dumbells. Most good classes are pay classes as opposed to other gyms where classes are free. Machines are either broken, squeaky, or occupied by other members until late at night. This location definitely needs some TLC asap. Been a member since the early 90s. I agree parking is terrible but not intolerable since they have a free valet service.

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★★★☆☆

Good location, nice size gym, friendly staff....but terrible out dated machines. Takes a long time to get them fixed and always short on dumbells. Most good classes are pay classes as opposed to other gyms where classes are free. Machines are either broken, squeaky, or occupied by other members until late at night. This location definitely needs some TLC asap. Been a member since the early 90s. I agree parking is terrible but not intolerable since they have a free valet service.

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After seeing so many negative reviews on Ballys Culver City I thought I should come to their defense just a bit. This gym was a beauty when it first opened about 10 years ago. It's definitely due for a remodel and most of the equipment would be better off replaced rather than constantly, emphasize constantly, being repaired. If you come between 10am-4pm the crowds and parking are fine. Rush hour is rush hour in LA, and this includes the gym. What's this about cognitive deficiencies in the staff? Chill....as long as you don't ask cognitively questionable questions yourself your good. Contact corporate and try to get a membership through them, at least a quote. Accounting issues...corporate, not enough dumbbells...corporate, smells...corporate. Think of the gym as a dealership, you get the picture? As long as their meeting quotas and getting paid your issues are trivial, sorry you're in LA and working with a poorly supervised cash cow in the city, think. You shouldn't be paying more that $250 per year, just mention 24 hour fitness in Marina del Rey with a costco offer. Lastly, keep in mind that this is the last gym on the westside until you get to downtown. Meaning the corridor between Venice and Jefferson Blvds. from Overland to Hoover (yes that's after Vermont) does not have a gym to serve these areas. Also keep in mind that many folks use this gym to shower, like for the day, perhaps the week, because their trailer doesn't have a working shower. I'm not joking. Next time you drive up and down Venice Blvd. notice the house-trailers (RVs). Where do you think they shower? And they may decide to go for a jog on the treadmill before they do. Hint: take a machine between two unquestionable people. But your happy paying under $300 a year for your membership, huh? They are too. Live with it, it's all good. Most of the people there are fine. Relax, and quite making excuses.

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★★★☆☆

After seeing so many negative reviews on Ballys Culver City I thought I should come to their defense just a bit. This gym was a beauty when it first opened about 10 years ago. It's definitely due for a remodel and most of the equipment would be better off replaced rather than constantly, emphasize constantly, being repaired. If you come between 10am-4pm the crowds and parking are fine. Rush hour is rush hour in LA, and this includes the gym. What's this about cognitive deficiencies in the staff? Chill....as long as you don't ask cognitively questionable questions yourself your good. Contact corporate and try to get a membership through them, at least a quote. Accounting issues...corporate, not enough dumbbells...corporate, smells...corporate. Think of the gym as a dealership, you get the picture? As long as their meeting quotas and getting paid your issues are trivial, sorry you're in LA and working with a poorly supervised cash cow in the city, think. You shouldn't be paying more that $250 per year, just mention 24 hour fitness in Marina del Rey with a costco offer. Lastly, keep in mind that this is the last gym on the westside until you get to downtown. Meaning the corridor between Venice and Jefferson Blvds. from Overland to Hoover (yes that's after Vermont) does not have a gym to serve these areas. Also keep in mind that many folks use this gym to shower, like for the day, perhaps the week, because their trailer doesn't have a working shower. I'm not joking. Next time you drive up and down Venice Blvd. notice the house-trailers (RVs). Where do you think they shower? And they may decide to go for a jog on the treadmill before they do. Hint: take a machine between two unquestionable people. But your happy paying under $300 a year for your membership, huh? They are too. Live with it, it's all good. Most of the people there are fine. Relax, and quite making excuses.

Pros: Big, bright, lots of windows

Cons: gettin, lookin, and smellin old, few roughnecks

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went in 2 weeks ago to try and work out a one week membership and try and see if the gym was right for me. the manager brought his friend along and talked about the gym for a while as he showed me around, then he showed me to an office, and gave me a speech for 30 mins about the gym and insisted i join right that minute. i walked out and was simply disgusted with this place. i will never ever use a bally's, as this experience has shown me how ridiculous this gym is. the employees are rude and condescending and their one week membership that they offer is nothing more than a sham to try and get you in the door.

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★☆☆☆☆

went in 2 weeks ago to try and work out a one week membership and try and see if the gym was right for me. the manager brought his friend along and talked about the gym for a while as he showed me around, then he showed me to an office, and gave me a speech for 30 mins about the gym and insisted i join right that minute. i walked out and was simply disgusted with this place. i will never ever use a bally's, as this experience has shown me how ridiculous this gym is. the employees are rude and condescending and their one week membership that they offer is nothing more than a sham to try and get you in the door.

Pros: NOTHING AT ALL JUST TERRIBLE

Cons: EVERYTHING, DONT EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME

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I love my GYM! I've been a loyal member since 1990. The classes are fun, challenging and the music is always so fresh! Rochelle has been an inspiration to all who've taken her classes throughout the years. The service is very respectful and the bathrooms are always clean. Throughout the years I've met some really great sports enthusiasts and friends. This particular gym is overall my all time best of all of the Bally's. Oh, but parking is not so great. Just have to give yourself a bit more time for that perfect spot. :)

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★★★★★

I love my GYM! I've been a loyal member since 1990. The classes are fun, challenging and the music is always so fresh! Rochelle has been an inspiration to all who've taken her classes throughout the years. The service is very respectful and the bathrooms are always clean. Throughout the years I've met some really great sports enthusiasts and friends. This particular gym is overall my all time best of all of the Bally's. Oh, but parking is not so great. Just have to give yourself a bit more time for that perfect spot. :)

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I walked in on a Monday afternoon at 11:00am, and was out by 11:01am. After opening the doors to this place, you're immediately assaulted by the smell - much, much more disgusting than any other chain gym I've ever been to - and then you see the people. ALL of them, in one sweaty stampede, running on the treadmills. There were so many more people there than I expected for a weekday afternoon. I'm BEYOND glad that I didn't sign up, no matter how low the cost. Now the only thing I have to do is find another gym in Culver City!

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I walked in on a Monday afternoon at 11:00am, and was out by 11:01am. After opening the doors to this place, you're immediately assaulted by the smell - much, much more disgusting than any other chain gym I've ever been to - and then you see the people. ALL of them, in one sweaty stampede, running on the treadmills. There were so many more people there than I expected for a weekday afternoon. I'm BEYOND glad that I didn't sign up, no matter how low the cost. Now the only thing I have to do is find another gym in Culver City!

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First off, if you are considering testing out the gym with one of their free trial memberships, DON'T DO IT. They will constantly harass you with calls multiple times a day. This happened to two of my friends and they did not join the gym because they were so persistent and annoying. I am currently a member only because the gym is 2 blocks away from my apartment.

In addition to the staff being irritating during the sales process, they are also extremely stupid. They offer group fitness classes. Some are free, but most of the classes you have to pay a fee for on top of your membership dues. These classes that they charge are the better classes in the evenings such as yoga, pilates, boot camp, step. The fees are 1 class for $10 or 10 classes for $29. Not too bad. When you get the 10 class package, they give you wristbands for you to give to the instructor of the class you're taking. Last night I went to Ballys to get the 10 classes package so I could take the Pilates class in the evening. Well they ran out of wristbands and refused to sell me the 10 session package. They said the only way I could take the class was if I paid for a single session. How stupid is that? They also said that they might have more wristbands in a week.

I also agree with the other posts about the old machines. The ellipticals don't incline and are make strange noises. The treadmills aren't much better either. They are often out of order too. They only have about 4 treadmills that are decent. In addition to the crappy machines, when i first signed up, they didn't have stabilityballs and bosuballs available in the general member area. They were only in the personal training area. I called and asked if members could use them and they said not unless I bought personal training packages. Finally a few months ago they moved some stabilityballs and bosuballs to the stretching area. This gym is terrible!

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★☆☆☆☆

First off, if you are considering testing out the gym with one of their free trial memberships, DON'T DO IT. They will constantly harass you with calls multiple times a day. This happened to two of my friends and they did not join the gym because they were so persistent and annoying. I am currently a member only because the gym is 2 blocks away from my apartment.

In addition to the staff being irritating during the sales process, they are also extremely stupid. They offer group fitness classes. Some are free, but most of the classes you have to pay a fee for on top of your membership dues. These classes that they charge are the better classes in the evenings such as yoga, pilates, boot camp, step. The fees are 1 class for $10 or 10 classes for $29. Not too bad. When you get the 10 class package, they give you wristbands for you to give to the instructor of the class you're taking. Last night I went to Ballys to get the 10 classes package so I could take the Pilates class in the evening. Well they ran out of wristbands and refused to sell me the 10 session package. They said the only way I could take the class was if I paid for a single session. How stupid is that? They also said that they might have more wristbands in a week.

I also agree with the other posts about the old machines. The ellipticals don't incline and are make strange noises. The treadmills aren't much better either. They are often out of order too. They only have about 4 treadmills that are decent. In addition to the crappy machines, when i first signed up, they didn't have stabilityballs and bosuballs available in the general member area. They were only in the personal training area. I called and asked if members could use them and they said not unless I bought personal training packages. Finally a few months ago they moved some stabilityballs and bosuballs to the stretching area. This gym is terrible!

Pros: big

Cons: stupid employees, old equipment, group classes

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I dont even know how to begin to warn the public how HORRIBLE Ballys is. When you sign up they do try to throw in all the extras in the world for a price. No matter how many times I told the goon who signed me up that I didnt want personal training he wouldnt hear of it and made me fill out some stupid question and answer sheet about what my goals were to working out. Ok working out is the point of a gym, but I told him, look I just want to take classes. And when he kept insisting and that should have been my warning to leave but I really wanted to join a gym to take classes.

After a while I moved and read an article that Crunch and Bally had merged and found out that I could upgrade my membership to Crunch. I decided to do that as Crunch was more convenient. Somehow the membership dept at Bally couldnt understand the fact that I upgraded not quit my membership early. So this is probably Bally and Crunch's fault 50/50. Where I blame Ballys is their inability to help me sort the situation. The local branch I signed up for (Culver) had no clue what I was talking about. Oh but they sure love to upgrade you so that you pay more to the company.

Now the problem is that a debt collection agency is trying to collect 3,000.00 on behalf of Ballys. FOR WHAT??? Now that Ballys and Crunch are two different companies again neither one of them is accepting blame or taking the high road to help me get out of the situation. Corporate Ballys has been no help. They are rude whenever I do get someone on the phone. And the membership dept at the local gym is like talking to rocks. They are that idiotic.

Yes, I am angry. I am bitter. No one will help me and I still have a bill for 3,000.00 that Ballys has eroneously charged me with. I am taking my complaint to a lawyer and warning anyone thinking of signing up with this horrible company. Trust me, if you sign up you will encounter problems. Dont do it!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I dont even know how to begin to warn the public how HORRIBLE Ballys is. When you sign up they do try to throw in all the extras in the world for a price. No matter how many times I told the goon who signed me up that I didnt want personal training he wouldnt hear of it and made me fill out some stupid question and answer sheet about what my goals were to working out. Ok working out is the point of a gym, but I told him, look I just want to take classes. And when he kept insisting and that should have been my warning to leave but I really wanted to join a gym to take classes.

After a while I moved and read an article that Crunch and Bally had merged and found out that I could upgrade my membership to Crunch. I decided to do that as Crunch was more convenient. Somehow the membership dept at Bally couldnt understand the fact that I upgraded not quit my membership early. So this is probably Bally and Crunch's fault 50/50. Where I blame Ballys is their inability to help me sort the situation. The local branch I signed up for (Culver) had no clue what I was talking about. Oh but they sure love to upgrade you so that you pay more to the company.

Now the problem is that a debt collection agency is trying to collect 3,000.00 on behalf of Ballys. FOR WHAT??? Now that Ballys and Crunch are two different companies again neither one of them is accepting blame or taking the high road to help me get out of the situation. Corporate Ballys has been no help. They are rude whenever I do get someone on the phone. And the membership dept at the local gym is like talking to rocks. They are that idiotic.

Yes, I am angry. I am bitter. No one will help me and I still have a bill for 3,000.00 that Ballys has eroneously charged me with. I am taking my complaint to a lawyer and warning anyone thinking of signing up with this horrible company. Trust me, if you sign up you will encounter problems. Dont do it!!!!!!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: Bonehead trainers, rude Corporate office, irresponsible

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OK, I live in South Pasadena and have been to quite a few Bally's in or around my area. I work in West L.A off of Bundy and I go to the gym in Culver City in the morning. I like this gym better than any other Bally's gym I've been to so far, in L.A (Rosemead, the one off Bundy Blvd, West Covina, Covina). I do agree with the parking issue, but if you go to the one off Bundy you have to pay! And the gym is ridiculously small. The Culver City gym is always CLEAN. I like the locker room set up (there's little spaces to dress comfortably). I love going to level "M", a secluded area with treadmills and televisions - I love to run on this floor because it's nice and quiet and you don't see the crowd come in an out of the gym, it's my private little workout area. It's never crowded in there in the morning. I am also a member of LA Fitness - I love the new gym in Alhambra on Fremont, it's beautiful, spacious, and all the machines have little fans to cool you off while you run, it's a new gym state of the art, so go figure - it's AMAZING! The Bally's in Rosemead is digusting, too many people, especially chinese women walking around naked and lathering up with aloe or oils in the steam room, yuk! They are dirty, they wipe their nose with their fingers - no tissue! (no, I am not prejudice - my bestfriend is Asain). I also like the crowd at Culver City in the morning... they are there to WORKOUT, not pick up! So although you may have to park a little further from the entrance doors, you'll like this place I guarantee you. You need the excercise anyway, don't you? =)

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★★★★★

OK, I live in South Pasadena and have been to quite a few Bally's in or around my area. I work in West L.A off of Bundy and I go to the gym in Culver City in the morning. I like this gym better than any other Bally's gym I've been to so far, in L.A (Rosemead, the one off Bundy Blvd, West Covina, Covina). I do agree with the parking issue, but if you go to the one off Bundy you have to pay! And the gym is ridiculously small. The Culver City gym is always CLEAN. I like the locker room set up (there's little spaces to dress comfortably). I love going to level "M", a secluded area with treadmills and televisions - I love to run on this floor because it's nice and quiet and you don't see the crowd come in an out of the gym, it's my private little workout area. It's never crowded in there in the morning. I am also a member of LA Fitness - I love the new gym in Alhambra on Fremont, it's beautiful, spacious, and all the machines have little fans to cool you off while you run, it's a new gym state of the art, so go figure - it's AMAZING! The Bally's in Rosemead is digusting, too many people, especially chinese women walking around naked and lathering up with aloe or oils in the steam room, yuk! They are dirty, they wipe their nose with their fingers - no tissue! (no, I am not prejudice - my bestfriend is Asain). I also like the crowd at Culver City in the morning... they are there to WORKOUT, not pick up! So although you may have to park a little further from the entrance doors, you'll like this place I guarantee you. You need the excercise anyway, don't you? =)

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I've been a member here for 4 years, and go to the gym 3-4 days per week...less in the summer b/c I do the SM stairs...anywho...I go, I turn on my ipod, I get my 60 mins of sweaty cardio, and get out. The machines are oooold, and either make crazy noise while your working out or they are out of commission...either way, I usually find one that is usable. Sweaty, stinky people are the norm (in any gym), but in the case that one is working out next to me, I have my trusty towel that smells downey fresh, that normally keeps my tiny area smelling ok...if they REALLY smell...I simply change machines....Ummmm, your supposed to WASH your workout clothes AND take a shower...AT least everytime you work out! A friend recently took me to the YMCA in Santa Monica...It was gorgeous...BRAND NEW machines, huge gym and tons of space to spread out...although she pays about $30 more than I do a month...
So for a monthly fee of $30, and the fact that the location is on my way home from work...I'll continue to go to Bally's and do my cardio, but if it weren't so convenient I would surely go somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been a member here for 4 years, and go to the gym 3-4 days per week...less in the summer b/c I do the SM stairs...anywho...I go, I turn on my ipod, I get my 60 mins of sweaty cardio, and get out. The machines are oooold, and either make crazy noise while your working out or they are out of commission...either way, I usually find one that is usable. Sweaty, stinky people are the norm (in any gym), but in the case that one is working out next to me, I have my trusty towel that smells downey fresh, that normally keeps my tiny area smelling ok...if they REALLY smell...I simply change machines....Ummmm, your supposed to WASH your workout clothes AND take a shower...AT least everytime you work out! A friend recently took me to the YMCA in Santa Monica...It was gorgeous...BRAND NEW machines, huge gym and tons of space to spread out...although she pays about $30 more than I do a month...
So for a monthly fee of $30, and the fact that the location is on my way home from work...I'll continue to go to Bally's and do my cardio, but if it weren't so convenient I would surely go somewhere else.

Pros: location, friendly greeters

Cons: old machines, parking lot is crowded, stinky people some days

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This was the absolute worst experience I ever had trying to join a gym...I don't understand why it had to be so painful. After being treated horribly by a scumbag "manager", I vowed NEVER to walk into a Bally's again. The guy was such a bully, an idiot...a person that should not be allowed to deal with the public. When I told him that I thought the rates were too high ($50 a month and a $100 initiation fee---oh and $5 to pay for the card) I thought he was going to beat me up ( I'm a mom for Pete's sake). When I got up to leave he yells out behind me : "Fine then---GO, go to the other health clubs and you'll see!" As far as I'm concerned any other gym would be better than having to deal with moronic, strung-out employees.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the absolute worst experience I ever had trying to join a gym...I don't understand why it had to be so painful. After being treated horribly by a scumbag "manager", I vowed NEVER to walk into a Bally's again. The guy was such a bully, an idiot...a person that should not be allowed to deal with the public. When I told him that I thought the rates were too high ($50 a month and a $100 initiation fee---oh and $5 to pay for the card) I thought he was going to beat me up ( I'm a mom for Pete's sake). When I got up to leave he yells out behind me : "Fine then---GO, go to the other health clubs and you'll see!" As far as I'm concerned any other gym would be better than having to deal with moronic, strung-out employees.

Pros: none

Cons: too many

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The renovated gym is beautiful - but, I agree with the other posts, it's often crowded, particularly after 4pm, parking is a nightmare, the staff don't even look at you when you check in often talking with other staff members and can't be bothered to break conversation, the frequent PA announcements that a staff member or trainer has a phone call is really annoying- and when they're not announcing calls on hold they're trying to sell Bally's memberships over the PA - who wants to hear that when you're working out?
This gym could be better -

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★★☆☆☆

The renovated gym is beautiful - but, I agree with the other posts, it's often crowded, particularly after 4pm, parking is a nightmare, the staff don't even look at you when you check in often talking with other staff members and can't be bothered to break conversation, the frequent PA announcements that a staff member or trainer has a phone call is really annoying- and when they're not announcing calls on hold they're trying to sell Bally's memberships over the PA - who wants to hear that when you're working out?
This gym could be better -

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Let's face it, Bally's staff are not the best or the brightest, and a Bally's contract is very hard to get out of. But if you are stuck with one, then this is a great club to go to. It's kept pretty clean. There's a ton of space. And it's slightly more open and "bright" feeling than most of their dark dens of sweat. If you're down to paying like $12 a month for your membership like me (after three years) then it's a decent place to go use the machines and feel like you are making use of the money you are spending any way.

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★★★★☆

Let's face it, Bally's staff are not the best or the brightest, and a Bally's contract is very hard to get out of. But if you are stuck with one, then this is a great club to go to. It's kept pretty clean. There's a ton of space. And it's slightly more open and "bright" feeling than most of their dark dens of sweat. If you're down to paying like $12 a month for your membership like me (after three years) then it's a decent place to go use the machines and feel like you are making use of the money you are spending any way.

Pros: More space than most clubs

Cons: Still a Bally's

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It is a great place to work out. The classes at Bally's are the best. I highly recommend the "Boot Camp" class at Culver City Bally's. The personal trainers are willing to offer free one hour consultations at any time they are available. I have been a member for over six years.

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★★★★☆

It is a great place to work out. The classes at Bally's are the best. I highly recommend the "Boot Camp" class at Culver City Bally's. The personal trainers are willing to offer free one hour consultations at any time they are available. I have been a member for over six years.

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This is the only gym in my immediate area ? I will never give them money?ever. If you thought buying a used car was painful you?ve never tried to join Bally?s in Culver City. They think rude, condescending, and the ?I?ll ask my manager? sales tactics are the way to get you sign a contract. I put up with it just because I planned to join and get out.

I couldn?t be more wrong ? after getting the first quote of $65 (no way) I realized I?d be forced to negotiate. In order to get a better price I?d have to recommend an additional three people for sales pitches; my wife, my brother, and myself (with my middle name first). From here it gets convoluted so I don?t exactly remember the details?.but, we were all listed on the contract for the discounted price of about $125. All I had to do is show up a minimum three times in the first month, request a cancelation for three members within that month, and I?d get a reasonable membership fee for just myself. The contract was a stupid three pages of terms and conditions. I felt so miserable for wasting an hour of my life listening to an idiotic, unethical sales pitch I tore up the contract and walked out.

Please do yourself a favor and don?t join this gym.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the only gym in my immediate area ? I will never give them money?ever. If you thought buying a used car was painful you?ve never tried to join Bally?s in Culver City. They think rude, condescending, and the ?I?ll ask my manager? sales tactics are the way to get you sign a contract. I put up with it just because I planned to join and get out.

I couldn?t be more wrong ? after getting the first quote of $65 (no way) I realized I?d be forced to negotiate. In order to get a better price I?d have to recommend an additional three people for sales pitches; my wife, my brother, and myself (with my middle name first). From here it gets convoluted so I don?t exactly remember the details?.but, we were all listed on the contract for the discounted price of about $125. All I had to do is show up a minimum three times in the first month, request a cancelation for three members within that month, and I?d get a reasonable membership fee for just myself. The contract was a stupid three pages of terms and conditions. I felt so miserable for wasting an hour of my life listening to an idiotic, unethical sales pitch I tore up the contract and walked out.

Please do yourself a favor and don?t join this gym.

Pros: none

Cons: rude, condescending, unethical sales staff

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I had an awful experience on my first visit. I had gone there just to get a feel of the place and to decide whether to join or not. The staff was unwelcoming and rude. After taking though a tour of the gym which was nice, I was sort of forced upon to take a membership and pay for it the very moment, which was quite strange!!!! I of course needed some time and wasn't very keen on paying them then and there. Upon requesting them, if I could think about the different membership options, I was talked by the staff in a rather rude manner. I felt, I was been constantly pressurized to sign up and more importantly make a payment!!!!!!
My initial decision as to becoming a member of Ballys was changed to NOT to join it by the forceful and rude behavior of the staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had an awful experience on my first visit. I had gone there just to get a feel of the place and to decide whether to join or not. The staff was unwelcoming and rude. After taking though a tour of the gym which was nice, I was sort of forced upon to take a membership and pay for it the very moment, which was quite strange!!!! I of course needed some time and wasn't very keen on paying them then and there. Upon requesting them, if I could think about the different membership options, I was talked by the staff in a rather rude manner. I felt, I was been constantly pressurized to sign up and more importantly make a payment!!!!!!
My initial decision as to becoming a member of Ballys was changed to NOT to join it by the forceful and rude behavior of the staff.

Pros: equipments

Cons: rude staff

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I was horrified by the way I was treated by the staff at Bally's, both corporate and in the club. After bringing two friends with me to sign up I was talked to in front of them like I was a criminal because of a problem I hadn't been made aware of on my account. I dealt with different staff members over and over, only to be disappointed and condescended. The communication between the corporate office and the club is non-existent and I was given different information by different people. I thought I was getting a good value for my membership, but now I know I will NEVER deal with this corporation again. It is a perfect example of a company looks at numbers, not people.

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★★★☆☆

I was horrified by the way I was treated by the staff at Bally's, both corporate and in the club. After bringing two friends with me to sign up I was talked to in front of them like I was a criminal because of a problem I hadn't been made aware of on my account. I dealt with different staff members over and over, only to be disappointed and condescended. The communication between the corporate office and the club is non-existent and I was given different information by different people. I thought I was getting a good value for my membership, but now I know I will NEVER deal with this corporation again. It is a perfect example of a company looks at numbers, not people.

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One of my favorite Bally gyms although the wait can be long after 6pm. Parking is very difficult as most of the spots are labeled "No Bally Parking." Recommend Rochelle's High-Low class - I can guarantee you that you'll be drenched in sweat after class is over.

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★★★☆☆

One of my favorite Bally gyms although the wait can be long after 6pm. Parking is very difficult as most of the spots are labeled "No Bally Parking." Recommend Rochelle's High-Low class - I can guarantee you that you'll be drenched in sweat after class is over.

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Be careful with this health club. If you sign up and they will make false promises of personal trainer and metabolic testing and a plan to help you loose weight. But the place is always crowded, so they can't have enough trainers. Also, be very careful if you want to exercise your money back guarantee. They state that you have to go at least 12 times during the 40 day trail. You have to make sure that they read your card to make sure you are logon. Sometimes in the evening during the week, there are so many people coming in that the people behind the desk, acts like their scanning you card and if it does read it, they will just let you go.

PROS: Has lots of cardo machines and weights, pool, sauna and the showers are well stocked of soap.
CONS: Because of high volumes of members there, the threadmills, ellipicals, etc have a number of breakdowns, during the 16 visits I had with them.

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★★☆☆☆

Be careful with this health club. If you sign up and they will make false promises of personal trainer and metabolic testing and a plan to help you loose weight. But the place is always crowded, so they can't have enough trainers. Also, be very careful if you want to exercise your money back guarantee. They state that you have to go at least 12 times during the 40 day trail. You have to make sure that they read your card to make sure you are logon. Sometimes in the evening during the week, there are so many people coming in that the people behind the desk, acts like their scanning you card and if it does read it, they will just let you go.

PROS: Has lots of cardo machines and weights, pool, sauna and the showers are well stocked of soap.
CONS: Because of high volumes of members there, the threadmills, ellipicals, etc have a number of breakdowns, during the 16 visits I had with them.

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Not a bad place to work out. When I think of the ideal gym I just want some quality machines and plenty of them. I hate going to a gym when it's not even that crowded but all the equipment is taken. Don't come here right after work unless you're hereto mingle. The best time to come is in the morning and late at night. Very helpful and knowledgable staff. Get free consultations on your very own workout. Lots of classes too but very crowded. Overall a good gym.

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★★★★☆

Not a bad place to work out. When I think of the ideal gym I just want some quality machines and plenty of them. I hate going to a gym when it's not even that crowded but all the equipment is taken. Don't come here right after work unless you're hereto mingle. The best time to come is in the morning and late at night. Very helpful and knowledgable staff. Get free consultations on your very own workout. Lots of classes too but very crowded. Overall a good gym.

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A recently rennovated gym. Lots more equipment and fitness classes. A gym where one can afford the monthly payments but overcrowded and be prepared to wait for a machine. Get there early if you want to join a fitness class.

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★★★☆☆

A recently rennovated gym. Lots more equipment and fitness classes. A gym where one can afford the monthly payments but overcrowded and be prepared to wait for a machine. Get there early if you want to join a fitness class.

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I don't like this Bally's. I've been to other locations and I enjoyed them more. It could be because it's so crowded and the parking is horrible. They offer lots of classes and it's a great place for young people to meet, but it's so crowded that it's not relaxing in any way. I prefer gyms that are toned done a notch.

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★★★☆☆

I don't like this Bally's. I've been to other locations and I enjoyed them more. It could be because it's so crowded and the parking is horrible. They offer lots of classes and it's a great place for young people to meet, but it's so crowded that it's not relaxing in any way. I prefer gyms that are toned done a notch.

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Nice gym with good and fairly new equipment and lots of classes to choose from. I only came here once for a trial, but I decided not to enroll. The gym is so crowded no matter what time of day. The parking lot is jam packed with gym-goers and it was more of a workout to get in the gym than being there.

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★★★☆☆

Nice gym with good and fairly new equipment and lots of classes to choose from. I only came here once for a trial, but I decided not to enroll. The gym is so crowded no matter what time of day. The parking lot is jam packed with gym-goers and it was more of a workout to get in the gym than being there.

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Very pushy people. I joined on a 1 month trial membership for $5. During the 1 month,they were always full, Trainers did not really help in showing how to work the machines.After the trial...they were real pushy on signing me up for a long time ...without even a good deal

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★★★☆☆

Very pushy people. I joined on a 1 month trial membership for $5. During the 1 month,they were always full, Trainers did not really help in showing how to work the machines.After the trial...they were real pushy on signing me up for a long time ...without even a good deal

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A variety of machines and plenty of them, so you are guaranteed a workout unless you hit the gym at post-work hours which tend to be very busy as expected. On site customer service and more knowledgeable staff when it comes to issues of membership renewals/maintenance would help, but otherwise a good workout location.

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★★★☆☆

A variety of machines and plenty of them, so you are guaranteed a workout unless you hit the gym at post-work hours which tend to be very busy as expected. On site customer service and more knowledgeable staff when it comes to issues of membership renewals/maintenance would help, but otherwise a good workout location.

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