Wow Fitness

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I thought I had cancelled my membership in 12/2009. Apparently I didn't and have been giving them $20 a month ever since. Oh well that's my bad.

However, not noticing that i was paying this bill each month, when my debit card changed because of a breach somewhere i did not notify WOW that I had a new card. 11 days after my payment did not get made because of the old card on file I receive a call completely out of the blue from a debt collection agency saying I'm delinquent on my account.

Needless to say I was shocked and called the place and spoke with Peter. This was at 12:30 in the afternoon. He advised me there was nothing he could do and even scoffed and asked "How is it our fault you didn't know you hadn't cancelled your account?" I never blamed them for me not canceling my account. All I want is to cancel my account and have the debt removed from a collection agent.

Peter told me that the manager had already left for the day at 12:30 in the afternoon. I told him to have one of the other managers from another site or the owner call me. He assured me he would.

I then never received a call back and called them back at 6:04. Peter then told me that he had given the manager my info before he left. How could that be if the manager wasn't there?Peter said that the manager told him he wouldn't call me even though Peter apparently told him how upset I was. So the manager has complete disrespect for a paying member who wants to cancel.

Then I advised Peter to have someone call me immediately. He repeatedly advised me that he could not get any manager or owner to call me. I then told Peter that if the owner did not give me a call back within 10 minutes I would come down and we would resolve the issue at the front desk.

My phone rang 20 minutes later but it was not the owner, it was Peter. Peter told me that he did reach the owner of the business who told Peter that he would not call me and that I would need to wait and talk to the manager who apparently refused to talk to me today. Then Peter advised me that if I came in to WOW that the owner told him to call the police and have me removed from the premises. Now I know why it's ok for the manager to have complete disrespect for paying members.

All I want is for them to cancel my membership and advise the debt collection agency that contacted me today that I owe nothing. Why is that so hard for this business to understand?

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I thought I had cancelled my membership in 12/2009. Apparently I didn't and have been giving them $20 a month ever since. Oh well that's my bad.

However, not noticing that i was paying this bill each month, when my debit card changed because of a breach somewhere i did not notify WOW that I had a new card. 11 days after my payment did not get made because of the old card on file I receive a call completely out of the blue from a debt collection agency saying I'm delinquent on my account.

Needless to say I was shocked and called the place and spoke with Peter. This was at 12:30 in the afternoon. He advised me there was nothing he could do and even scoffed and asked "How is it our fault you didn't know you hadn't cancelled your account?" I never blamed them for me not canceling my account. All I want is to cancel my account and have the debt removed from a collection agent.

Peter told me that the manager had already left for the day at 12:30 in the afternoon. I told him to have one of the other managers from another site or the owner call me. He assured me he would.

I then never received a call back and called them back at 6:04. Peter then told me that he had given the manager my info before he left. How could that be if the manager wasn't there?Peter said that the manager told him he wouldn't call me even though Peter apparently told him how upset I was. So the manager has complete disrespect for a paying member who wants to cancel.

Then I advised Peter to have someone call me immediately. He repeatedly advised me that he could not get any manager or owner to call me. I then told Peter that if the owner did not give me a call back within 10 minutes I would come down and we would resolve the issue at the front desk.

My phone rang 20 minutes later but it was not the owner, it was Peter. Peter told me that he did reach the owner of the business who told Peter that he would not call me and that I would need to wait and talk to the manager who apparently refused to talk to me today. Then Peter advised me that if I came in to WOW that the owner told him to call the police and have me removed from the premises. Now I know why it's ok for the manager to have complete disrespect for paying members.

All I want is for them to cancel my membership and advise the debt collection agency that contacted me today that I owe nothing. Why is that so hard for this business to understand?

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Save Your money and your time. Yes the gym is cheap but you get what you pay for. The equipment is the worst I have seen in a long time dirty and usually broken. The gym has the worst smell and the most unfriendly staff. I have been to many gyms just moved up here from the city and was completely shocked on how bad this gym was. There are way too many options so pick somewhere else.

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Save Your money and your time. Yes the gym is cheap but you get what you pay for. The equipment is the worst I have seen in a long time dirty and usually broken. The gym has the worst smell and the most unfriendly staff. I have been to many gyms just moved up here from the city and was completely shocked on how bad this gym was. There are way too many options so pick somewhere else.

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Today at the gym I was doing my chest and biceps when the owner of the gym rudely tells me that the medicine ball is for the other room only and that I can't use it there (Next to the chest flys machine, I was just super-setting the chest flys with medicine ball push-ups, also note that I was COMPLETELY out of EVERYONES way) I politely say "no problem, I'm sorry" so now I go back to the chest fly machine and continue lifting, the owner (while staring me down this whole time, after telling me the medicine ball thing) comes to me and accuses me that I'm "slamming the weights, and being violent with his equipment, when I was obviously not and I find myself to be the only one at the gym the does NOT slam the weights. I left immediately after he said this to me, and on a side not the trainers are almost as bad. I'm 17 by the way, and the owner did not listen to one thing I said.

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Today at the gym I was doing my chest and biceps when the owner of the gym rudely tells me that the medicine ball is for the other room only and that I can't use it there (Next to the chest flys machine, I was just super-setting the chest flys with medicine ball push-ups, also note that I was COMPLETELY out of EVERYONES way) I politely say "no problem, I'm sorry" so now I go back to the chest fly machine and continue lifting, the owner (while staring me down this whole time, after telling me the medicine ball thing) comes to me and accuses me that I'm "slamming the weights, and being violent with his equipment, when I was obviously not and I find myself to be the only one at the gym the does NOT slam the weights. I left immediately after he said this to me, and on a side not the trainers are almost as bad. I'm 17 by the way, and the owner did not listen to one thing I said.

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I cancelled my membership ( gym became your typical meat market and overcrowded) and cancelled properly by sending a registered mail notification. They continued to charge my bank account even after confirming my cancellation. The manager argued with me that they had the right to charge another full months fee even though I reminded her that they already charged my a first and last months fee up front. She didn't care. I told her I was going to report her to the better business burea and have my bank deny the charge!!!!

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I cancelled my membership ( gym became your typical meat market and overcrowded) and cancelled properly by sending a registered mail notification. They continued to charge my bank account even after confirming my cancellation. The manager argued with me that they had the right to charge another full months fee even though I reminded her that they already charged my a first and last months fee up front. She didn't care. I told her I was going to report her to the better business burea and have my bank deny the charge!!!!

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I belonged to this gym for 7 years, but after moving over the river reached a point I couldn't afford to drive all the way to Middletown just to work out. I called the bank and had them put a stop on them debiting the $42 and change monthly membership fee (both my son & I were on the membership), and the notices started coming in the mail. My membership was due to expire anyways in January, and since I couldn't afford to pay them, I threw the notices out. Last Fall I joined a great gym on my side of the river that's open 24/7 and it's close to where I live. In fact I have seen a few people that used to go to WOW @ my gym & have heard the gym there has gone downhill. I have to say I don't miss the gym there at all now, and I don't miss Middletown either (I lived there for 13 years)-every time I go there it seems to get worse and worse.

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I belonged to this gym for 7 years, but after moving over the river reached a point I couldn't afford to drive all the way to Middletown just to work out. I called the bank and had them put a stop on them debiting the $42 and change monthly membership fee (both my son & I were on the membership), and the notices started coming in the mail. My membership was due to expire anyways in January, and since I couldn't afford to pay them, I threw the notices out. Last Fall I joined a great gym on my side of the river that's open 24/7 and it's close to where I live. In fact I have seen a few people that used to go to WOW @ my gym & have heard the gym there has gone downhill. I have to say I don't miss the gym there at all now, and I don't miss Middletown either (I lived there for 13 years)-every time I go there it seems to get worse and worse.

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i never new helping a dietishen lose weight was so hard do you have a fiffty doller certifaction to lol

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i never new helping a dietishen lose weight was so hard do you have a fiffty doller certifaction to lol

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wow after reading all these reviews all i can think is ...... REALLY????? come on guys. its a gym with equipment. This point should be the only source of negative feedback you should give about a gym.
Their staff isnt friendly? big deal. im not gonna join a gym so i can talk to nice people.
their tainers have criminal records for selling drugs? thats a positive aspect guys as it is just another resource available to those serious about taking their body to the next level. regardless of whether steroids are right or wrong , they work.
Their trainers arent knowledgable enough? if anyone is serious enough about getting into shape they need to take responsibility for their own workout and do their own research along with trial and error. hey it worked for me.
Listen guys if u want to go to a gym then go. dont make petty excuses for y u dont. all of the excuses i heard here,lest the whole fraud complaint which was in all likelihood a big misunderstanding, all amount to no more than ur subconscious telling u not to work out and stay fat and docile. if u wer rly motivated a rude employee, a drug dealing trainer, and all this other bs isnt gonna affect ur workout.

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wow after reading all these reviews all i can think is ...... REALLY????? come on guys. its a gym with equipment. This point should be the only source of negative feedback you should give about a gym.
Their staff isnt friendly? big deal. im not gonna join a gym so i can talk to nice people.
their tainers have criminal records for selling drugs? thats a positive aspect guys as it is just another resource available to those serious about taking their body to the next level. regardless of whether steroids are right or wrong , they work.
Their trainers arent knowledgable enough? if anyone is serious enough about getting into shape they need to take responsibility for their own workout and do their own research along with trial and error. hey it worked for me.
Listen guys if u want to go to a gym then go. dont make petty excuses for y u dont. all of the excuses i heard here,lest the whole fraud complaint which was in all likelihood a big misunderstanding, all amount to no more than ur subconscious telling u not to work out and stay fat and docile. if u wer rly motivated a rude employee, a drug dealing trainer, and all this other bs isnt gonna affect ur workout.

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Not all trainers but most take the job extremely lighthearted.Chances are your fat n ugly as you already lost 35 pounds..good for you, but bring a hot chick around and yeah its Cell phone time, sexually explicit comments ,and endless gaulking, specially fat white baldy , u know who you are..and the youth that runs the place doesnt have a clue. Open the doors during a rainstorm..act like it doesnt physically pain you to say hello..and you might just find your reviews on the up n up. Some of you just dont give a damn bout yourself the gym or others, and its no secret

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Not all trainers but most take the job extremely lighthearted.Chances are your fat n ugly as you already lost 35 pounds..good for you, but bring a hot chick around and yeah its Cell phone time, sexually explicit comments ,and endless gaulking, specially fat white baldy , u know who you are..and the youth that runs the place doesnt have a clue. Open the doors during a rainstorm..act like it doesnt physically pain you to say hello..and you might just find your reviews on the up n up. Some of you just dont give a damn bout yourself the gym or others, and its no secret

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um jim z, how about you discuss the topic at hand instead of slandering other people for merely sharing their opinions? unless you want to get verbally attacked too
personally the alpha fittness trainers don't seem so wonderful, but at the same time i'm sure they're not monsters...i have observed them on their cell phones when they're with a client, focusing on their texts instead of clients form, and I have always wondered how people who aren't in top physical shape are trainers and why anyone who wants to get in shape wouldn't go to someone who looks like arnold himself
the gym works out well enough, its more of a convenient place because of location and the fact that the Y's gym is pretty sub-standard and the WOW desk staff are very friendly and I often see them actually working out, and I appreciate that they seemingly take some sort of pride in the physical fitness field, especially the guy with the glasses and the girl with the hoop in her nose, but I think they all do a great job and its an okay gym with its flaws and pluses

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um jim z, how about you discuss the topic at hand instead of slandering other people for merely sharing their opinions? unless you want to get verbally attacked too
personally the alpha fittness trainers don't seem so wonderful, but at the same time i'm sure they're not monsters...i have observed them on their cell phones when they're with a client, focusing on their texts instead of clients form, and I have always wondered how people who aren't in top physical shape are trainers and why anyone who wants to get in shape wouldn't go to someone who looks like arnold himself
the gym works out well enough, its more of a convenient place because of location and the fact that the Y's gym is pretty sub-standard and the WOW desk staff are very friendly and I often see them actually working out, and I appreciate that they seemingly take some sort of pride in the physical fitness field, especially the guy with the glasses and the girl with the hoop in her nose, but I think they all do a great job and its an okay gym with its flaws and pluses

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I can not beleve the lies imab and that other fool jillz write slandering good hard working people. If you do not like WOW and the trainers than leave. Thanks to the trainers at WOW I have lost 35 pounds. I hope you two are as ugly on outside as you are on the inside, poor imab and her jealous friend!!!! If you girls go more to the gym you would see how these guys and girls are honest good peple,that have jobs! Get lifes!!!! The trainers are on thier phones but the are not on the clock all the time. Unless you are told what to do when your not being paid you should find out the realality of whats going on. I have worked out for over twenty years and no gym is perfect. I hope people can be honest and not so full of hate and lies. Sorry I believe we all could be better to each other. Be honest with what you write! God sees you ,do not lie. Oh and by the way efffy unless you want to have someone lie about you .You should also be better informed as
i was before making statements that are false .You see I asked questions before making false statements. Sometimes we think we know whats true and speak to quickly You do not seem to be a bad person so please try not scare me with slandering me . Its not working!!!!

oh

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I can not beleve the lies imab and that other fool jillz write slandering good hard working people. If you do not like WOW and the trainers than leave. Thanks to the trainers at WOW I have lost 35 pounds. I hope you two are as ugly on outside as you are on the inside, poor imab and her jealous friend!!!! If you girls go more to the gym you would see how these guys and girls are honest good peple,that have jobs! Get lifes!!!! The trainers are on thier phones but the are not on the clock all the time. Unless you are told what to do when your not being paid you should find out the realality of whats going on. I have worked out for over twenty years and no gym is perfect. I hope people can be honest and not so full of hate and lies. Sorry I believe we all could be better to each other. Be honest with what you write! God sees you ,do not lie. Oh and by the way efffy unless you want to have someone lie about you .You should also be better informed as
i was before making statements that are false .You see I asked questions before making false statements. Sometimes we think we know whats true and speak to quickly You do not seem to be a bad person so please try not scare me with slandering me . Its not working!!!!

oh

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Not only do the trainers have criminal records, they use steroids as crutches to get in shape...I'm sure whoever posted that Jill Z is evil, was one of the trainers themselves. One of them cycles so much he can't produce his own testosterone (which is why he cycles even more so now) and the other two used steroids as a crutch to get in shape...because they weren't in shape in the first place, and who would hire an out of shape trainer???? They're pretty pathetic, annoying, and rude. And who would want a trainer who texts and checks out girls instead of checking out their clients form? Just terrible, and online class and certificate does not make anyone a good trainer.
I understand WOW isn't a world class gym like Gold's for example...you pay ten bucks a month and get what you pay for, which is reasonable for use of the equitment...at least the actual WOW staff are great and super friendly, especially those WOW girls!

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Not only do the trainers have criminal records, they use steroids as crutches to get in shape...I'm sure whoever posted that Jill Z is evil, was one of the trainers themselves. One of them cycles so much he can't produce his own testosterone (which is why he cycles even more so now) and the other two used steroids as a crutch to get in shape...because they weren't in shape in the first place, and who would hire an out of shape trainer???? They're pretty pathetic, annoying, and rude. And who would want a trainer who texts and checks out girls instead of checking out their clients form? Just terrible, and online class and certificate does not make anyone a good trainer.
I understand WOW isn't a world class gym like Gold's for example...you pay ten bucks a month and get what you pay for, which is reasonable for use of the equitment...at least the actual WOW staff are great and super friendly, especially those WOW girls!

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I heard the same thing Jill but didn't believe it until I did some checking of my own after reading your post! I found out that you are 100% right! WOW!! Shame on WOW... and shame on the training company Alpha Fitness who employs them there!! :-(

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I heard the same thing Jill but didn't believe it until I did some checking of my own after reading your post! I found out that you are 100% right! WOW!! Shame on WOW... and shame on the training company Alpha Fitness who employs them there!! :-(

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jillz is a idiot she needs to mind her own bees wax. I now that the trainers are kind caring and the best i have ever worked with. Get a life Jill you must be a angery poor excuse of a person
Keep your hate to yourselve!!!!

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jillz is a idiot she needs to mind her own bees wax. I now that the trainers are kind caring and the best i have ever worked with. Get a life Jill you must be a angery poor excuse of a person
Keep your hate to yourselve!!!!

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I am astounded to find out that at least 3 of the trainers currently working at this WOW gym facility have criminal records for the sale of narcotics, hallucinogens and pharmaceuticals - of which several have served time and are also currently on probation for years to come!! Nice way to lose credibility with your members and the public and also give your business (as well as trainers within the health and fitness industry) a very bad name! Just awful!

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I am astounded to find out that at least 3 of the trainers currently working at this WOW gym facility have criminal records for the sale of narcotics, hallucinogens and pharmaceuticals - of which several have served time and are also currently on probation for years to come!! Nice way to lose credibility with your members and the public and also give your business (as well as trainers within the health and fitness industry) a very bad name! Just awful!

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i have been in wow for almost 3 years now, the gym is ok and machines are well maintained, lately its getting annoying to work out there especially since those trainers came in and started to spread their lies !!!! JASON !!! they offer you a free session and if you don't sign in they start talking about you and make fun of you behind your back, do you know guys(trainers) we know each other over there!! and people talk!!! funny you are!!! or retarded ??? JASON told us he is the manager, he act as if he own the gym, he told us too that he went to pre-medical school and he know what he's doing yeaa giving terrible advices man terrible, why did he end up as a personal trainer, or did he go th pre-medical to become a trainer ?? if these trainers keep doing what they doing the only looser is wow !!! ill leave it and many of my friends !!!

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i have been in wow for almost 3 years now, the gym is ok and machines are well maintained, lately its getting annoying to work out there especially since those trainers came in and started to spread their lies !!!! JASON !!! they offer you a free session and if you don't sign in they start talking about you and make fun of you behind your back, do you know guys(trainers) we know each other over there!! and people talk!!! funny you are!!! or retarded ??? JASON told us he is the manager, he act as if he own the gym, he told us too that he went to pre-medical school and he know what he's doing yeaa giving terrible advices man terrible, why did he end up as a personal trainer, or did he go th pre-medical to become a trainer ?? if these trainers keep doing what they doing the only looser is wow !!! ill leave it and many of my friends !!!

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Disgusting place, horrible trying to park there, too small a space, not enough machines for the number of people, no ventilation so it ALWAYS smells horrible.

Scam artists run the place, and have damaged my credit because of their fraudulent billing practices.

So after a year having passed, I called to cancel. Nope, sorry they can't do that. I stopped in to cancel. Nope sorry, can't do that. I have to write a certified letter via snail mail? Seriously, that's what they told me. SCAM ARTISTS!!!

STAY AWAY!

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Disgusting place, horrible trying to park there, too small a space, not enough machines for the number of people, no ventilation so it ALWAYS smells horrible.

Scam artists run the place, and have damaged my credit because of their fraudulent billing practices.

So after a year having passed, I called to cancel. Nope, sorry they can't do that. I stopped in to cancel. Nope sorry, can't do that. I have to write a certified letter via snail mail? Seriously, that's what they told me. SCAM ARTISTS!!!

STAY AWAY!

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wow fitness in Middletowm,Ct. is a shoddy place, with questionable if not illegal billing practices. i went in on Nov 23rd to give them my new debit number because i canceled my other one(lost it). they told me it is billed on DECEMBER 1st, but it goes out 10 days in advance, so i am late! i came in with the card 9 days before the DUE DATE!! then i wanted to pay anyways and he would not take my card. he said i have to wait until i receive the late notice before he would even put my card on file. ..these practices are probably illegal and they should be fined. if you have had similar problems you should file a complaint with the better business bureau, and the state. DON'T LET THEM STEAL MONEY FROM US ANY LONGER!! I am going to cancel my membership a.s.a.p. you should do the same and tell EVERYONE NOT TO JOIN!! hit them where it hurts!

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wow fitness in Middletowm,Ct. is a shoddy place, with questionable if not illegal billing practices. i went in on Nov 23rd to give them my new debit number because i canceled my other one(lost it). they told me it is billed on DECEMBER 1st, but it goes out 10 days in advance, so i am late! i came in with the card 9 days before the DUE DATE!! then i wanted to pay anyways and he would not take my card. he said i have to wait until i receive the late notice before he would even put my card on file. ..these practices are probably illegal and they should be fined. if you have had similar problems you should file a complaint with the better business bureau, and the state. DON'T LET THEM STEAL MONEY FROM US ANY LONGER!! I am going to cancel my membership a.s.a.p. you should do the same and tell EVERYONE NOT TO JOIN!! hit them where it hurts!

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It is interesting that two people have reported that thier monthly payment has been flagged by thier credit card company as possible fraud. We have seen this happen by some collection companies as part of a scam. They figure out what mistake will flag your account and then when the payment doesn't go through they send a collections letter with additional charges to the account. Anyone who has experienced this please post here. If it is only a couple people it is probable nothing.

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It is interesting that two people have reported that thier monthly payment has been flagged by thier credit card company as possible fraud. We have seen this happen by some collection companies as part of a scam. They figure out what mistake will flag your account and then when the payment doesn't go through they send a collections letter with additional charges to the account. Anyone who has experienced this please post here. If it is only a couple people it is probable nothing.

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out of the 5 gyms i've belonged to.
Overall a substandard place to call a gym. Tiny music speakers suck, its always hot in the summer and cold in the winter. lack of space. Make you pay more $$$ to go to another location...

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out of the 5 gyms i've belonged to.
Overall a substandard place to call a gym. Tiny music speakers suck, its always hot in the summer and cold in the winter. lack of space. Make you pay more $$$ to go to another location...

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I've been a member for over 4 yrs to WOW Fitness in Middletown. I recently went in to cancel my memebership--i had a very poor speaking, blonde young girl raise her vioce to me cause i wanted to cancell in person and not via certified letter written in the contract-- i did not remeber the details of my contract --it was over 4 years old---but she reminded me by litterally shoving the thing in my face while repeating its terms in very broken english. Ive never been so confused and treated with such rudeness. The staff personal turn over has been consistently an issues since ive been there! I understand it maybe hard to keep staff --but at least higher people that are customer friendly and can speak proper english!

As far as my membership there--the place was clean and there were plenty of work out machines to use most of the time!

Watch your membership balances --they run specials all the time for new customers --offering very low monthly rates for services that you have--when you want to get that new rate for being a long time member they make you pay a sizeable down payment first --even though the "new" member does not have to but can get the very low monthly by simply signing up.-- I dont think this is a good way to treat a loyal, long standing member!

Elisha B.

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I've been a member for over 4 yrs to WOW Fitness in Middletown. I recently went in to cancel my memebership--i had a very poor speaking, blonde young girl raise her vioce to me cause i wanted to cancell in person and not via certified letter written in the contract-- i did not remeber the details of my contract --it was over 4 years old---but she reminded me by litterally shoving the thing in my face while repeating its terms in very broken english. Ive never been so confused and treated with such rudeness. The staff personal turn over has been consistently an issues since ive been there! I understand it maybe hard to keep staff --but at least higher people that are customer friendly and can speak proper english!

As far as my membership there--the place was clean and there were plenty of work out machines to use most of the time!

Watch your membership balances --they run specials all the time for new customers --offering very low monthly rates for services that you have--when you want to get that new rate for being a long time member they make you pay a sizeable down payment first --even though the "new" member does not have to but can get the very low monthly by simply signing up.-- I dont think this is a good way to treat a loyal, long standing member!

Elisha B.

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I went in there today to get a membership. My plan was to pay $120 cash right there for one year per there promotion. The guy at the desk wouldnt take cash. They wanted a debit card to deduct $10 each month plus a fee every Nov. I never heard of a business in america that wont take cash. This place is shady.

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I went in there today to get a membership. My plan was to pay $120 cash right there for one year per there promotion. The guy at the desk wouldnt take cash. They wanted a debit card to deduct $10 each month plus a fee every Nov. I never heard of a business in america that wont take cash. This place is shady.

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Wow Fitness is easy to join but a PITA when you want to cancel your membership. They take on a whole different tone when you want to say goodbye. I will not tell others to join this gym!

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Wow Fitness is easy to join but a PITA when you want to cancel your membership. They take on a whole different tone when you want to say goodbye. I will not tell others to join this gym!

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Wow fitness in middletown sucks. I also had an issue with my credit card due to fraud and they charged me and said they weren't responsible. I would not tell anyone else to join this gym.

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Wow fitness in middletown sucks. I also had an issue with my credit card due to fraud and they charged me and said they weren't responsible. I would not tell anyone else to join this gym.

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So after leaving a comment over a month ago, about a single trainer, Jason, who was rude at Wow Fitness located in Middletown, it has now come to my attention that my commnet may have offended the other trainers, but not to the point where they can approach me, but rather approach my friends and family, asking me to stop posting comments. I guess I will clarify exactly the purpose of my previous comment. I pay a membership at the gym to be treated like a person, not a client, by all staff working at the gym. Staff should handle themselves as though they actually believe in their work, and that's it's more than a job to help create a positive work environment. I have discussed with an actual Wow Fitness trainer, not a Professional Fitness??? trainer about my 1 previous review, so my identity is not hidden. I'd rather not discuss why staff are rude, or smoking by the door, which has been observed numerous times or teaching inappropriate techniques to clients when I go to workout, which is frequently. I do not believe the WOW trainers do a negative job, I only had a negative experience with a Professional Fitness??? trainer, Jason, and witnessed staff smoking directly outside the door a handful of times, but enough to be inappropriate at a gym. Wow has been a great gym and have some great staff, but the behaviors of some staff should be corrected to provide a more professional work environment :)

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So after leaving a comment over a month ago, about a single trainer, Jason, who was rude at Wow Fitness located in Middletown, it has now come to my attention that my commnet may have offended the other trainers, but not to the point where they can approach me, but rather approach my friends and family, asking me to stop posting comments. I guess I will clarify exactly the purpose of my previous comment. I pay a membership at the gym to be treated like a person, not a client, by all staff working at the gym. Staff should handle themselves as though they actually believe in their work, and that's it's more than a job to help create a positive work environment. I have discussed with an actual Wow Fitness trainer, not a Professional Fitness??? trainer about my 1 previous review, so my identity is not hidden. I'd rather not discuss why staff are rude, or smoking by the door, which has been observed numerous times or teaching inappropriate techniques to clients when I go to workout, which is frequently. I do not believe the WOW trainers do a negative job, I only had a negative experience with a Professional Fitness??? trainer, Jason, and witnessed staff smoking directly outside the door a handful of times, but enough to be inappropriate at a gym. Wow has been a great gym and have some great staff, but the behaviors of some staff should be corrected to provide a more professional work environment :)

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Terrible Cservices. Charged for a mistake that they made in charging my credit card. Manager said I was in the wrong and that his employees are infallible.

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Terrible Cservices. Charged for a mistake that they made in charging my credit card. Manager said I was in the wrong and that his employees are infallible.

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haha i had quite the laugh today! as a personal trainer myself not working but a member of WOW, i was giving advice to a young lady when somewhat politely interrupted by a trainer, Jason, who immediately gave horrible advice. he recommended NOT doing hip abductor and adductor muscles because they only work a small muscle (???) and instead should do Squats, Sumo Squats, and Lunges (usually incorrectly). And then had her continue to an intense workout minus stretching or any other form of warm up :) i just thought it was hilarious how horribly untrained these trainers are. Paying $500 for a course does not make you a GOOD trainer, just A trainer. and another rule, lol never take advice from a trainer who's 1) out of shape 2) a smoker 3) rude. best wishes!!

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haha i had quite the laugh today! as a personal trainer myself not working but a member of WOW, i was giving advice to a young lady when somewhat politely interrupted by a trainer, Jason, who immediately gave horrible advice. he recommended NOT doing hip abductor and adductor muscles because they only work a small muscle (???) and instead should do Squats, Sumo Squats, and Lunges (usually incorrectly). And then had her continue to an intense workout minus stretching or any other form of warm up :) i just thought it was hilarious how horribly untrained these trainers are. Paying $500 for a course does not make you a GOOD trainer, just A trainer. and another rule, lol never take advice from a trainer who's 1) out of shape 2) a smoker 3) rude. best wishes!!

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Shirley- why don??t you convert your membership to $10/month?

Not for nothing but the guy that owns the gym is a complete putz. I went in there when it was world gym with a world gym travel pass. He told me I could work out and took information from me including my social security number, and then refused to let me work out or return my information. I don??t know about you, but I would rather be paying for service for someone that has some small amount of respect for his customers. I wonder how much he got for my information.
Unfortunately the axxhole bought the fitness edge where I wound up after this incident so I only got away from him for a couple of years.
And what's the deal with charging more when you want to pay your membership up front? He was supposedly going to honor old membership rates, but when I tried to renew my deal (which was two years for price of one when paid in cash) he refused and put me on a much more expensive plan. Didn??t want my cash, wanted credit card number, which he double charges at lease once a year, then gives me a hard time about correcting. Apparently they keep no record of payments! Also, cancellation requires 90 days notice BY CERTIFIED MAIL ONLY, and you agree to pay for the whole time. He will chase you if you change your credit card number.
BUYER BEWARE! THIS GUY HAS TO PAY LEASES ON FERRARIS AND BENTLEYS WITH YOUR MONEY AND HE DOESNT WANT YOU IN HIS GYM MAKING A MESS OR WEARING OUT HIS MACHINES.

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Shirley- why don??t you convert your membership to $10/month?

Not for nothing but the guy that owns the gym is a complete putz. I went in there when it was world gym with a world gym travel pass. He told me I could work out and took information from me including my social security number, and then refused to let me work out or return my information. I don??t know about you, but I would rather be paying for service for someone that has some small amount of respect for his customers. I wonder how much he got for my information.
Unfortunately the axxhole bought the fitness edge where I wound up after this incident so I only got away from him for a couple of years.
And what's the deal with charging more when you want to pay your membership up front? He was supposedly going to honor old membership rates, but when I tried to renew my deal (which was two years for price of one when paid in cash) he refused and put me on a much more expensive plan. Didn??t want my cash, wanted credit card number, which he double charges at lease once a year, then gives me a hard time about correcting. Apparently they keep no record of payments! Also, cancellation requires 90 days notice BY CERTIFIED MAIL ONLY, and you agree to pay for the whole time. He will chase you if you change your credit card number.
BUYER BEWARE! THIS GUY HAS TO PAY LEASES ON FERRARIS AND BENTLEYS WITH YOUR MONEY AND HE DOESNT WANT YOU IN HIS GYM MAKING A MESS OR WEARING OUT HIS MACHINES.

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I wrote the review "WOW! Is #1 With Me" back in 2006 as "Shirley M" (now I am "Shirley R." due to taking my maiden name back after getting divorced) and, I have to say, I still feel the same! In fact, I moved to East Hampton from Middletown last Fall and I make the drive over the river every day/every other day to work out there! I have been working out there since January 2002, and have never had any problems with any of the staff, or other members. I go in, mind my own business, do my workout & leave. I am very serious about my weight training, and when I am lifting I am in my own little world; I don't pay any mind to what other people are doing or saying.
I feel the monthly fee is reasonable...I pay $32 a month plus tax, and my 18 year-old-son is on my membership and his monthly dues are $10 a month because he did that $99 down, $10 a month deal they had going on last Spring. So between the 2 of us it's $42 and change a month. As for the trainers, they did have some great trainers in the past and I am not familiar with the "newbies" that are there now, nor do I need a trainer because I am a personal trainer myself! As for the manager, I think Dennis is a great guy and he is doing an excellent job running the gym. As for the owner, he's in & out of his gyms, I hardly ever see him but when he does see me he always smiles and says "hello". In regards to the childcare, I haven't kept up with what's going on with that because it is not a concern for me as my kids are 18 & 12.
All in all the point I'm trying to make is to those that are coming on here & complaining about the gym, do all of us who are *not* complaining about it and who are serious about our workouts, a favor and don't go back! If you're one of those who only joined the gym to try and pick up men/women, go to a bar or check out online dating!

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I wrote the review "WOW! Is #1 With Me" back in 2006 as "Shirley M" (now I am "Shirley R." due to taking my maiden name back after getting divorced) and, I have to say, I still feel the same! In fact, I moved to East Hampton from Middletown last Fall and I make the drive over the river every day/every other day to work out there! I have been working out there since January 2002, and have never had any problems with any of the staff, or other members. I go in, mind my own business, do my workout & leave. I am very serious about my weight training, and when I am lifting I am in my own little world; I don't pay any mind to what other people are doing or saying.
I feel the monthly fee is reasonable...I pay $32 a month plus tax, and my 18 year-old-son is on my membership and his monthly dues are $10 a month because he did that $99 down, $10 a month deal they had going on last Spring. So between the 2 of us it's $42 and change a month. As for the trainers, they did have some great trainers in the past and I am not familiar with the "newbies" that are there now, nor do I need a trainer because I am a personal trainer myself! As for the manager, I think Dennis is a great guy and he is doing an excellent job running the gym. As for the owner, he's in & out of his gyms, I hardly ever see him but when he does see me he always smiles and says "hello". In regards to the childcare, I haven't kept up with what's going on with that because it is not a concern for me as my kids are 18 & 12.
All in all the point I'm trying to make is to those that are coming on here & complaining about the gym, do all of us who are *not* complaining about it and who are serious about our workouts, a favor and don't go back! If you're one of those who only joined the gym to try and pick up men/women, go to a bar or check out online dating!

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I almost couldn't believe my eyes and ears as I spoke with "Jen" the trainer. Are you kidding me? She is an air head who belongs back at the Cadillac Ranch mooching drinks off of people. WOW, what are you thinking, you are loosing members because she is such a joke around the place, Unprofessional is an understatement. She is so cheap! Do yourself a favor and get trainers that are worth people spending their money on. I see I am not the only one to have this opinion!

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I almost couldn't believe my eyes and ears as I spoke with "Jen" the trainer. Are you kidding me? She is an air head who belongs back at the Cadillac Ranch mooching drinks off of people. WOW, what are you thinking, you are loosing members because she is such a joke around the place, Unprofessional is an understatement. She is so cheap! Do yourself a favor and get trainers that are worth people spending their money on. I see I am not the only one to have this opinion!

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A few months ago they hired a woman named Jen as a trainer...what were they thinking! she is a drunken Bar fly! The only exercise she would be able to show is opening her legs!
Is WOW that hard up they would hire anyone? I'm headed to a new club...Yesterday

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A few months ago they hired a woman named Jen as a trainer...what were they thinking! she is a drunken Bar fly! The only exercise she would be able to show is opening her legs!
Is WOW that hard up they would hire anyone? I'm headed to a new club...Yesterday

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I feel comfortable at WOW. The contracts and offers are very fair, with no hidden gotcha's. I'm extremely happy with the value I receive based on the cost of my membership.

Some of the equipment shows signs of use, but variety and availability is excellent and broken items are promptly fixed. I don't expect a gym to look like a fitness equipment showroom.

A great test of the club's ethics was passed with me a few years ago. I needed to cancel my WOW membership. All it required was mailing them a letter stating I wanted to cancel, and THEY PROMPTLY DID IT! No hassles, no BS. When I wanted to attend a gym again, the offer I got in the mail was exactly the offer I got. Imagine that!

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I feel comfortable at WOW. The contracts and offers are very fair, with no hidden gotcha's. I'm extremely happy with the value I receive based on the cost of my membership.

Some of the equipment shows signs of use, but variety and availability is excellent and broken items are promptly fixed. I don't expect a gym to look like a fitness equipment showroom.

A great test of the club's ethics was passed with me a few years ago. I needed to cancel my WOW membership. All it required was mailing them a letter stating I wanted to cancel, and THEY PROMPTLY DID IT! No hassles, no BS. When I wanted to attend a gym again, the offer I got in the mail was exactly the offer I got. Imagine that!

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The gym is filthy and most of the staff is rude and unhelpful especially the managers. They hire current members of they gym to be personal trainers, there is a different member wearing a "trainer" shirt every day and have no clue what they are doing! and the best part is the owner of WOW works out at LA Fitness...way to promote the dump you call a gym!

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The gym is filthy and most of the staff is rude and unhelpful especially the managers. They hire current members of they gym to be personal trainers, there is a different member wearing a "trainer" shirt every day and have no clue what they are doing! and the best part is the owner of WOW works out at LA Fitness...way to promote the dump you call a gym!

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Looks like we all have the same opinion of Jen "the trainer"- Not much of a trainer! Heard she too talks crap about the owner (oh yeah, he wants her) while drinking at the Ranch. She is not a trainer. She is a user and BAR RAT! regulars at the Ranch laugh at her all the time...Can you be so DESPERATE? Obviously WOW cant get real trainers there. I just ended my membership, if I want drama I will watch a Soap Opera.

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Looks like we all have the same opinion of Jen "the trainer"- Not much of a trainer! Heard she too talks crap about the owner (oh yeah, he wants her) while drinking at the Ranch. She is not a trainer. She is a user and BAR RAT! regulars at the Ranch laugh at her all the time...Can you be so DESPERATE? Obviously WOW cant get real trainers there. I just ended my membership, if I want drama I will watch a Soap Opera.

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To all the friends we' ve made from working out at that poor excuse for a fitness club, we have finally moved to a PROFESSIONAL establishment where you are happily greeted as you enter the front door (rather than treated like a criminal upon scan in). The "TRAINERS" are CERTIFIED and they are not MEMBERS recruited off the floor. On several occasions many of you have asked my opinion on a number of gym related topics and am flattered that you "value" my opinion. In the last several months, many of you have complained about the so called trainers in reference to their knowledge, rude employees and management, the owner, and cleanliness among other things. I strongly recommend that you research people's credentials before throwing away your hard earned money. As most of you know, we are now at LA Fitness and once you are there, you will never again "SETTLE" for anything less. Several of you are already in the process of joining us and many more will follow suit. It is unnecessary for me to remind you of the long list of complaints and unjustifiable behavior that is reminiscent of WOW. WOW! is all I have to say, what was I thinking settling even 1 more day??? So, it is true -- you GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! See you at LA FITNESS. By the way, the bathrooms are always stocked with normal everyday necessities such as toilet paper and paper towels. The OWNER of WOW himself is a MEMBER OF LA FITNESS Come see for yourselfves!!

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To all the friends we' ve made from working out at that poor excuse for a fitness club, we have finally moved to a PROFESSIONAL establishment where you are happily greeted as you enter the front door (rather than treated like a criminal upon scan in). The "TRAINERS" are CERTIFIED and they are not MEMBERS recruited off the floor. On several occasions many of you have asked my opinion on a number of gym related topics and am flattered that you "value" my opinion. In the last several months, many of you have complained about the so called trainers in reference to their knowledge, rude employees and management, the owner, and cleanliness among other things. I strongly recommend that you research people's credentials before throwing away your hard earned money. As most of you know, we are now at LA Fitness and once you are there, you will never again "SETTLE" for anything less. Several of you are already in the process of joining us and many more will follow suit. It is unnecessary for me to remind you of the long list of complaints and unjustifiable behavior that is reminiscent of WOW. WOW! is all I have to say, what was I thinking settling even 1 more day??? So, it is true -- you GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! See you at LA FITNESS. By the way, the bathrooms are always stocked with normal everyday necessities such as toilet paper and paper towels. The OWNER of WOW himself is a MEMBER OF LA FITNESS Come see for yourselfves!!

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I belonged to WOW years ago, and while it isn??t the worst gym in the world, it??s far from the best. I've noticed that a number of responses revolve around the fact that the owner is a bit of a wiener. I don??t know if that is true, but I know that one of the managers is a real loser. I believe the manager??s name is Dennis. He was kind of rude, unprofessional, and generally had a real hard-on when he didn??t get his way.

Dennis would throw a fit and enter into a state of encopresis (self-defecation) when he decided he was going to throw his weight around to make a point. For example, I went into the gym one day and saw a sign near the thermostat stating that anyone touching it would lose their membership instantly or some garbage along those lines. Another time, there was a note posted on the televisions in there, near the free-weight section, informing members that if they touched the televisions they would lose their membership and would not be given a refund. Threats are unnecessary and will make an establishment seem third rate.

The television was not about to fall and injure anyone. It had no effect on the establishment or anything for that matter in the known universe. It was Dennis, the man-child, flexing his muscle because he is dissatisfied with life considering that he has a more of a teenager??s job as an adult.

If you didn??t swipe your card right away when you came in (even if you had paid for a year up front), Dennis once again, would have a meltdown. Again, the prevailing theme is a lack of maturity. And since we??re on that note, it is RIDICULOUS that WOW has the policy where if you pay for a year up front it isn??t any cheaper in comparison to paying the monthly dues. That doesn??t make much sense, many times if someone is paying for something in whole, up front, they get a discount.

Finally, some of the membership was bordering on the threshold of mentally retarded. A small group of small guys [under six (6) feet tall] and loaded up on juice and sporting Yankees paraphernalia (of course), kind of running around the gym, grunting and patting each other on their bottoms, it was weird.

I wouldn't bother going to this gym.

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I belonged to WOW years ago, and while it isn??t the worst gym in the world, it??s far from the best. I've noticed that a number of responses revolve around the fact that the owner is a bit of a wiener. I don??t know if that is true, but I know that one of the managers is a real loser. I believe the manager??s name is Dennis. He was kind of rude, unprofessional, and generally had a real hard-on when he didn??t get his way.

Dennis would throw a fit and enter into a state of encopresis (self-defecation) when he decided he was going to throw his weight around to make a point. For example, I went into the gym one day and saw a sign near the thermostat stating that anyone touching it would lose their membership instantly or some garbage along those lines. Another time, there was a note posted on the televisions in there, near the free-weight section, informing members that if they touched the televisions they would lose their membership and would not be given a refund. Threats are unnecessary and will make an establishment seem third rate.

The television was not about to fall and injure anyone. It had no effect on the establishment or anything for that matter in the known universe. It was Dennis, the man-child, flexing his muscle because he is dissatisfied with life considering that he has a more of a teenager??s job as an adult.

If you didn??t swipe your card right away when you came in (even if you had paid for a year up front), Dennis once again, would have a meltdown. Again, the prevailing theme is a lack of maturity. And since we??re on that note, it is RIDICULOUS that WOW has the policy where if you pay for a year up front it isn??t any cheaper in comparison to paying the monthly dues. That doesn??t make much sense, many times if someone is paying for something in whole, up front, they get a discount.

Finally, some of the membership was bordering on the threshold of mentally retarded. A small group of small guys [under six (6) feet tall] and loaded up on juice and sporting Yankees paraphernalia (of course), kind of running around the gym, grunting and patting each other on their bottoms, it was weird.

I wouldn't bother going to this gym.

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What is wrong with WOW Fitness in Middletown? More like what is right?

1) The owner. He makes employees cry in front of patrons and fires trainers for their choice of t-shirt when they are working out off-the-clock. He causes scenes in front of customer. That sort of behaviour is uncalled for, and, from what I have witnessed, the man needs to be tested for bipolar disorder.

2) The owner again. He gets rid of fitness classes at the other locations on a whim. He already got rid of classes in Middletown when he expanded the gym. Tonight I learned that he got rid of classes at the other locations. I'm not happy about this at all.

3) After he fired my trainer, someone went through the trainer's files and tossed our workout cards. My entire workout history from this past year is now gone, as is my workout plan. Again, I'm not happy. I now have to come up with my own plan, since I cannot afford to pay a trainer.

There IS a new gym opening in Middletown this month, and it will offer classes. I'm curious to see what will happen to WOW once it opens. I know I plan on leaving as soon as my year is up. I would not recommend WOW to anyone.

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What is wrong with WOW Fitness in Middletown? More like what is right?

1) The owner. He makes employees cry in front of patrons and fires trainers for their choice of t-shirt when they are working out off-the-clock. He causes scenes in front of customer. That sort of behaviour is uncalled for, and, from what I have witnessed, the man needs to be tested for bipolar disorder.

2) The owner again. He gets rid of fitness classes at the other locations on a whim. He already got rid of classes in Middletown when he expanded the gym. Tonight I learned that he got rid of classes at the other locations. I'm not happy about this at all.

3) After he fired my trainer, someone went through the trainer's files and tossed our workout cards. My entire workout history from this past year is now gone, as is my workout plan. Again, I'm not happy. I now have to come up with my own plan, since I cannot afford to pay a trainer.

There IS a new gym opening in Middletown this month, and it will offer classes. I'm curious to see what will happen to WOW once it opens. I know I plan on leaving as soon as my year is up. I would not recommend WOW to anyone.

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WOW is not the gym it once was! WOW once had a viable and educated training staff, that is no longer the case. WOW used to be a state-of-the-art facilitiy that was clean, that too is no longer the case. The owner does not truly care about the members and their physical well being. There seems to be too many schemes to raise instant capital and damn the membership! To all of the members of WOW--how much longer can this idiot sustain a business-? Be careful of your automatic payments for membership. This yahoo could jeopardize all members and their bank accounts. Where are you Dick Blumenthal?

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WOW is not the gym it once was! WOW once had a viable and educated training staff, that is no longer the case. WOW used to be a state-of-the-art facilitiy that was clean, that too is no longer the case. The owner does not truly care about the members and their physical well being. There seems to be too many schemes to raise instant capital and damn the membership! To all of the members of WOW--how much longer can this idiot sustain a business-? Be careful of your automatic payments for membership. This yahoo could jeopardize all members and their bank accounts. Where are you Dick Blumenthal?

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I regret to tell everyone I am not at wow anymore. After almost 4 years there the owner and myself do not see eye to eye on somethings. If you need a Personal Trainer in New Haven , Hartford , Old Saybrook areas contact me @ 203-535-4649 or you can find me at Fit 4 U Personal Training 53 Warwick st Middletown , CT or log on to www.myspace.com/joefit4u

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I regret to tell everyone I am not at wow anymore. After almost 4 years there the owner and myself do not see eye to eye on somethings. If you need a Personal Trainer in New Haven , Hartford , Old Saybrook areas contact me @ 203-535-4649 or you can find me at Fit 4 U Personal Training 53 Warwick st Middletown , CT or log on to www.myspace.com/joefit4u

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I've been a member of WOW for a few months now. The gym and equipment is well maintained. You want to see a dirty gym go to Cardio Express in Wethersfield then you'll quit your griping. I haven't met the owner I don't go there to socialize I go to work out. Excellent, excellent Trainer. Joe really knows what he is doing and is always there to offer advice and assistance.

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I've been a member of WOW for a few months now. The gym and equipment is well maintained. You want to see a dirty gym go to Cardio Express in Wethersfield then you'll quit your griping. I haven't met the owner I don't go there to socialize I go to work out. Excellent, excellent Trainer. Joe really knows what he is doing and is always there to offer advice and assistance.

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If there was any other gym in Middletown I would leave WOW in a second! But unfortunately this is the only game in town. The owner is rude and discourteous to members. On a whim he creates chaos. The staff members at the front desk are wonderful. They are the only reason I will continue to go to this gym. Many members have left because of the owner and if another gym ever opens in Middletown there will be a mass exodus to that facility.

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If there was any other gym in Middletown I would leave WOW in a second! But unfortunately this is the only game in town. The owner is rude and discourteous to members. On a whim he creates chaos. The staff members at the front desk are wonderful. They are the only reason I will continue to go to this gym. Many members have left because of the owner and if another gym ever opens in Middletown there will be a mass exodus to that facility.

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I've been a member for 2 years.. three of my adult children are regulars there, too. The facility is clean, the locker room is not "spa" quality, but certainly good enough for daily use. There is no swimming pool, so if you're a serious swimmer, look elsewhere. They have a friendly and responsive staff, offer on-site babysitting (excellent caregivers!), the equipment is well maintained. True, there is no serious competition in Middletown, but for the local "Y".. The "Y has a pool facility, but does not have nearly as much and varied equipment. All in all, I get my money's worth, and I feel welcome there. Four stars out of five!

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I've been a member for 2 years.. three of my adult children are regulars there, too. The facility is clean, the locker room is not "spa" quality, but certainly good enough for daily use. There is no swimming pool, so if you're a serious swimmer, look elsewhere. They have a friendly and responsive staff, offer on-site babysitting (excellent caregivers!), the equipment is well maintained. True, there is no serious competition in Middletown, but for the local "Y".. The "Y has a pool facility, but does not have nearly as much and varied equipment. All in all, I get my money's worth, and I feel welcome there. Four stars out of five!

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its a shame that this is the only gym in middletown. the owner is rude & the gym is filthy. overcrowed at night with dumbbell dropers UGH!!! BOOM! OHHH!! THUD!

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its a shame that this is the only gym in middletown. the owner is rude & the gym is filthy. overcrowed at night with dumbbell dropers UGH!!! BOOM! OHHH!! THUD!

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I have been going to WOW! FItness every day/every other day for almost 5 years and I absolutely love it!
The staff is courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the entire facility is very clean.
I feel the price is reasonable in comparison to some other area health clubs-I pay $47.69 per month for a double membership.
Also for moms of young children WOW! does have child care for a fee...you would have to check with the club for exact prices.
Iin Summer 2005 the club got $90,000 worth of new equipment and it is AWESOME!
For me, WOW! FItness is the only place to be as far as gyms go!

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I have been going to WOW! FItness every day/every other day for almost 5 years and I absolutely love it!
The staff is courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the entire facility is very clean.
I feel the price is reasonable in comparison to some other area health clubs-I pay $47.69 per month for a double membership.
Also for moms of young children WOW! does have child care for a fee...you would have to check with the club for exact prices.
Iin Summer 2005 the club got $90,000 worth of new equipment and it is AWESOME!
For me, WOW! FItness is the only place to be as far as gyms go!

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Avoid this gym. Don't put money in this moron's pockets. He's rude to customers, he throws fits in public, he calls the cops on a wim. He once threw Ray Allen out of his gym.

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