Gold's Gym

★★☆☆☆
  • 522 Amherst St

    Nashua, NH 03063

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  • 603-889-4653

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No longer 24 hours, daycare hours cut, equipment takes an extremely long time to fix (if ever!), rude staff, old equipment, nothing good to say about it other than I'm glad I canceled my membership! After seeing all the other gyms in town, easily hands down, not only is Golds the worse, it is the most expensive! Advice to all, check out the others before signing on the dotted line!

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★☆☆☆☆

No longer 24 hours, daycare hours cut, equipment takes an extremely long time to fix (if ever!), rude staff, old equipment, nothing good to say about it other than I'm glad I canceled my membership! After seeing all the other gyms in town, easily hands down, not only is Golds the worse, it is the most expensive! Advice to all, check out the others before signing on the dotted line!

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I joined Golds' Gym a few years ago. I was very dissappointed in the tour by the "trainer". He seemed to not engage and just went through the motions. The next time I went in, he never spoke to me or came over to see if I was using the equipment properly. I admit I lost interest,no encouragement by staff, just a pleasantry when you entered. I have tried to withdraw from my membership for many months, and they have continued to give me the run around. I still have not gotten reimbursed for the few months they would even allow me to get reimbursed for. I am very dissappointed, they are very speedy at getting your money but do not even return calls when you try to quit. It has turned out to be a real scam. I have talked to several people who have had the same experience. I would not join another facility and give them a credit card or debit card access.

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I joined Golds' Gym a few years ago. I was very dissappointed in the tour by the "trainer". He seemed to not engage and just went through the motions. The next time I went in, he never spoke to me or came over to see if I was using the equipment properly. I admit I lost interest,no encouragement by staff, just a pleasantry when you entered. I have tried to withdraw from my membership for many months, and they have continued to give me the run around. I still have not gotten reimbursed for the few months they would even allow me to get reimbursed for. I am very dissappointed, they are very speedy at getting your money but do not even return calls when you try to quit. It has turned out to be a real scam. I have talked to several people who have had the same experience. I would not join another facility and give them a credit card or debit card access.

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Looks like most of the reviews I read about Gold's Gym (as a brand, regardless of location) comment on how rude and pushy their sales staff is... They're all on commission and they certainly let it show... I still don't like how I was denied a military discount which I'm entitled too... I still don't like how I get calls from their annoying sales people every week begging me to sign up. But I'll admit, I used to work for a Gold's (years ago) and I quit after just a few weeks when I saw how they treat people... They encourage their staff to harass random people through phone calls and Email, and even make their staff bug people for their friends phone numbers while they're working out. It's a pretty horrible business they run here... They seem pretty desperate, then and now...

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Looks like most of the reviews I read about Gold's Gym (as a brand, regardless of location) comment on how rude and pushy their sales staff is... They're all on commission and they certainly let it show... I still don't like how I was denied a military discount which I'm entitled too... I still don't like how I get calls from their annoying sales people every week begging me to sign up. But I'll admit, I used to work for a Gold's (years ago) and I quit after just a few weeks when I saw how they treat people... They encourage their staff to harass random people through phone calls and Email, and even make their staff bug people for their friends phone numbers while they're working out. It's a pretty horrible business they run here... They seem pretty desperate, then and now...

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Southern Golds Gyms are exceptional from management to cleaners. I can say to much about other Golds but LuC get a life. Obviously you have to much time on your hands to write garbage. I researched workout facilities and test drove the facility free of charge before I Paid In Full my membership. I now have lost over 30lbs with the help from the staff at Golds Gym. Very friendly. Finally 4 family members attend with me on a weekly basis. THANKYOU GOLDS GYM SOUTH!

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Southern Golds Gyms are exceptional from management to cleaners. I can say to much about other Golds but LuC get a life. Obviously you have to much time on your hands to write garbage. I researched workout facilities and test drove the facility free of charge before I Paid In Full my membership. I now have lost over 30lbs with the help from the staff at Golds Gym. Very friendly. Finally 4 family members attend with me on a weekly basis. THANKYOU GOLDS GYM SOUTH!

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The gym itself is decent However the staff is terrible ESPECIally the daycare staff!!!! if you need child care Do NoT I repeat do not sign up here!!!! the staff does not care about the well being of your children!!! My infant was constantly getting Hurt while in their care b/c the staff was too busy having social hr. When brought to the attention of Doreen the manager and Ted Bernson the owner they brushed it off like it didn't matter. It was no big deal to them that she would leave with eggs on her head or bruises from falling or being pushed and knocked over by other kids.

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The gym itself is decent However the staff is terrible ESPECIally the daycare staff!!!! if you need child care Do NoT I repeat do not sign up here!!!! the staff does not care about the well being of your children!!! My infant was constantly getting Hurt while in their care b/c the staff was too busy having social hr. When brought to the attention of Doreen the manager and Ted Bernson the owner they brushed it off like it didn't matter. It was no big deal to them that she would leave with eggs on her head or bruises from falling or being pushed and knocked over by other kids.

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For staff, I have had the same experience as previous reviewers. They can be very pushy if you let them. I pretty much went in with the attitude that I was trying out different gyms, and I have been. I mentioned Hampshire HIll in Milford which I ended up getting a day pass from them. The guy I talked to, Matt, was a lot more pushier the second time when I decided to try the place out and sat down with him to sigh up. It was the last day of New Year promotion of $100 off the $199 (for the $19.99/month) program. I did get him to let me try the gym out for 3 weeks before final decision of joining... He wrote on the top of the application as such. He also had waived the $300 some sort of joining fee as well. Perhaps, because of the mentioning of HH. I don't know. But I was clear to him that I was not going to do sign up if I don't feel I would be able to use the gym regularly and I needed the try out period as I got from other gyms.

On the surface, they do have good class schedule, especially if you are looking for both high intense aerobic, muscle toning classes. I was impressed with the number of yoga related classes they have. I do question the qualification of some of the instructors though. For yoga classes, I would not recommend attending any of the classes if you are a beginner and want to learn the basic movement and language of yoga practice. The classes here can discourage you and worse you won't learn the correct pasture of the practice. Spend a little bit more money and do more research on a local qualified yoga studio for that kind of basic learning. It took me 3 years (on-off) and 5 different yoga places before settling down at the one I have been at for 2 years now. For Nashua area, I would highly recommend checking out yoga classes by contacting Health Match at Southern NH Medical center... look in phone book for phone number. Both the Wed. night (male and female) and the Monday night female only class are excellent. These classes are more forgiving and you will learn all the basic both yoga posts and terminology. They do combine the western more intense stretching and eastern yoga style which I like. I am one of those who do not care for those yoga practices that have candles and with instructors who are more interested in showing off their
yoga terminologies than making sure their students are doing the right things on the mats.

The yoga classes at this (and Milford location) Gold's gyms are more for those who already know the basic and the yoga language. They are intense and can be very good for those who just want to supplement for more expensive yoga classes and have a place to practice regularly with others.

This place also have very good state of the art equipments so far as I can see (I have only tried the equipment out once or twice). Another bonus for this place is a female only corner enclosed gym.

Don't expect to get any instruction from staffs unless you are willing to pay more. They will try to talk you into having a private trainer and such which cost a lot more.

If you just want to use equipments and attend classes in which you already know the "how", you are in a good place. The place is still new and appears to be keeping up with the cleanliness... though I have not used their shower. For the $340/year ($99 + (12 *19.99)), it does serve its purpose for me, for now any way.

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For staff, I have had the same experience as previous reviewers. They can be very pushy if you let them. I pretty much went in with the attitude that I was trying out different gyms, and I have been. I mentioned Hampshire HIll in Milford which I ended up getting a day pass from them. The guy I talked to, Matt, was a lot more pushier the second time when I decided to try the place out and sat down with him to sigh up. It was the last day of New Year promotion of $100 off the $199 (for the $19.99/month) program. I did get him to let me try the gym out for 3 weeks before final decision of joining... He wrote on the top of the application as such. He also had waived the $300 some sort of joining fee as well. Perhaps, because of the mentioning of HH. I don't know. But I was clear to him that I was not going to do sign up if I don't feel I would be able to use the gym regularly and I needed the try out period as I got from other gyms.

On the surface, they do have good class schedule, especially if you are looking for both high intense aerobic, muscle toning classes. I was impressed with the number of yoga related classes they have. I do question the qualification of some of the instructors though. For yoga classes, I would not recommend attending any of the classes if you are a beginner and want to learn the basic movement and language of yoga practice. The classes here can discourage you and worse you won't learn the correct pasture of the practice. Spend a little bit more money and do more research on a local qualified yoga studio for that kind of basic learning. It took me 3 years (on-off) and 5 different yoga places before settling down at the one I have been at for 2 years now. For Nashua area, I would highly recommend checking out yoga classes by contacting Health Match at Southern NH Medical center... look in phone book for phone number. Both the Wed. night (male and female) and the Monday night female only class are excellent. These classes are more forgiving and you will learn all the basic both yoga posts and terminology. They do combine the western more intense stretching and eastern yoga style which I like. I am one of those who do not care for those yoga practices that have candles and with instructors who are more interested in showing off their
yoga terminologies than making sure their students are doing the right things on the mats.

The yoga classes at this (and Milford location) Gold's gyms are more for those who already know the basic and the yoga language. They are intense and can be very good for those who just want to supplement for more expensive yoga classes and have a place to practice regularly with others.

This place also have very good state of the art equipments so far as I can see (I have only tried the equipment out once or twice). Another bonus for this place is a female only corner enclosed gym.

Don't expect to get any instruction from staffs unless you are willing to pay more. They will try to talk you into having a private trainer and such which cost a lot more.

If you just want to use equipments and attend classes in which you already know the "how", you are in a good place. The place is still new and appears to be keeping up with the cleanliness... though I have not used their shower. For the $340/year ($99 + (12 *19.99)), it does serve its purpose for me, for now any way.

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Okay, the only real "pro" is that they have top of the line equipment and entertainment. The facility is very inviting...

Until you meet the belligerent staff. I agree with pp, these people are really rude. My story: I wanted to join a gym after being a happy Planet Fitness customer for years, but the area I moved to only had Golds...We are a young family on a budget, and Gold's wanted SO much money! I went in under a promotion (pay only $19.99 per month- it was what I paid at Planet Fitness so I thought, great!) but then I was informed that they would need a $300 sign up fee. If I chose to waive the fee, the monthly price shot up to almost $40 per month. Now, the $300 and $19.99 per month did prove to be cheaper if you did the math, but I just didn't have all that money lying around to spend on a gym sign up fee. It would be nice if they had plan levels, like pay a low fee for regular/limited use, but higher fees for all the bells and whistles. But this wasn't even the worst part!

The worst part of all was the girl I was dealing with, though. She acted like I was a waste of her time and had the biggest attitude, even smirking at my clothes as I walked in (I'm not the usual Gold's gym-bunny. I guess my t-shirt and sweats weren't "cool" lol.) But I am far too old to play these games and Gold's won't be getting my business. It just left me with an angry feeling. Looks like I'll just have to take walks around the neighborhood for now :)

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Okay, the only real "pro" is that they have top of the line equipment and entertainment. The facility is very inviting...

Until you meet the belligerent staff. I agree with pp, these people are really rude. My story: I wanted to join a gym after being a happy Planet Fitness customer for years, but the area I moved to only had Golds...We are a young family on a budget, and Gold's wanted SO much money! I went in under a promotion (pay only $19.99 per month- it was what I paid at Planet Fitness so I thought, great!) but then I was informed that they would need a $300 sign up fee. If I chose to waive the fee, the monthly price shot up to almost $40 per month. Now, the $300 and $19.99 per month did prove to be cheaper if you did the math, but I just didn't have all that money lying around to spend on a gym sign up fee. It would be nice if they had plan levels, like pay a low fee for regular/limited use, but higher fees for all the bells and whistles. But this wasn't even the worst part!

The worst part of all was the girl I was dealing with, though. She acted like I was a waste of her time and had the biggest attitude, even smirking at my clothes as I walked in (I'm not the usual Gold's gym-bunny. I guess my t-shirt and sweats weren't "cool" lol.) But I am far too old to play these games and Gold's won't be getting my business. It just left me with an angry feeling. Looks like I'll just have to take walks around the neighborhood for now :)

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