Bally Total Fitness-Amherst

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  • 3880 East Robinson Road

    Amherst, NY 14228

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  • 716-691-4292

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I was a member of the Bally Total Fitness chain since 1992. Their clubs in MN, where I first joined, were still decent. Their Amherst, NY facility is however, old, run down, dirty, outdated and at times unsafe. They have needed a new roof for years...when it rains, there are buckets on the track to catch any rain...how safe is this? The ceiling tiles are moldy and nasty looking. When an instructor quits, the class is cancelled. The day time cleaning crew was let go several years ago and it is evident in how unsanitary the facilities are, including the locker rooms. The showers are disgusting, and I was terrified of contracting an infection of some sort. The child care is equally unclean, outmoded and at times, unsafe as there are far too many children to the one employee charged with watching them. I have been very disappointed in Bally's and subsequently let my 18 year old membership go and joined BAC. I have tried 3 of the BAC locations and they are soooo much better....newer facilities, cleaner, many options for all types of classes, etc. I am much happier with BAC than Bally's.

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I was a member of the Bally Total Fitness chain since 1992. Their clubs in MN, where I first joined, were still decent. Their Amherst, NY facility is however, old, run down, dirty, outdated and at times unsafe. They have needed a new roof for years...when it rains, there are buckets on the track to catch any rain...how safe is this? The ceiling tiles are moldy and nasty looking. When an instructor quits, the class is cancelled. The day time cleaning crew was let go several years ago and it is evident in how unsanitary the facilities are, including the locker rooms. The showers are disgusting, and I was terrified of contracting an infection of some sort. The child care is equally unclean, outmoded and at times, unsafe as there are far too many children to the one employee charged with watching them. I have been very disappointed in Bally's and subsequently let my 18 year old membership go and joined BAC. I have tried 3 of the BAC locations and they are soooo much better....newer facilities, cleaner, many options for all types of classes, etc. I am much happier with BAC than Bally's.

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They've added some new machines, T-mills, and video cameras, but for the most part, it's an aging, unclean gym with rusty machines, little maintenance and high employee turnover. A can of WD-40 and an Airwick would go a long way, but no one seems to care. As for getting out of a "Lifetime" contract, I may contact a lawyer and the A.G.'s Office.

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★★☆☆☆

They've added some new machines, T-mills, and video cameras, but for the most part, it's an aging, unclean gym with rusty machines, little maintenance and high employee turnover. A can of WD-40 and an Airwick would go a long way, but no one seems to care. As for getting out of a "Lifetime" contract, I may contact a lawyer and the A.G.'s Office.

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The Kids Play area is horrible, and super filthy-they only have one girl on with like 15 kids- Unacceptable. Plus the gym is so old looking-compared to Golds Gym with was newly renovated for privacy for woman!!

ps the girl at the couter is also a Bi**h

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The Kids Play area is horrible, and super filthy-they only have one girl on with like 15 kids- Unacceptable. Plus the gym is so old looking-compared to Golds Gym with was newly renovated for privacy for woman!!

ps the girl at the couter is also a Bi**h

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After being a member for three years I can confidently say this is not the best gym in Buffalo. I joined Planet Fitness while still a member of Bally's (you can Google just how hard it is to be let out of one of their contracts). They even charge you after your contract is over which, is in the contract.

The planet fitness on Sheridan dr. is much better. It doesn't have that old gym smell and, I've never noticed a crazy person at Planet Fitness. *ahem*

For women I recommend the Buffalo Athletic Club (BAC). There are women only locations through out the whole of Buffalo and, a bunch of different classes available.

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After being a member for three years I can confidently say this is not the best gym in Buffalo. I joined Planet Fitness while still a member of Bally's (you can Google just how hard it is to be let out of one of their contracts). They even charge you after your contract is over which, is in the contract.

The planet fitness on Sheridan dr. is much better. It doesn't have that old gym smell and, I've never noticed a crazy person at Planet Fitness. *ahem*

For women I recommend the Buffalo Athletic Club (BAC). There are women only locations through out the whole of Buffalo and, a bunch of different classes available.

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Bally has the best facilities in the area in my opinion. They have all the standard machines and weights like all the other facilities as well as the personal trainers. A nice advantage about Bally is they are not usually busy. If you want a machine you just go and use it. You do not have to wait around. Another great feature is the price. They currently just offered previous members a new membership at a great rate. Overall I would say this is the gym to use.

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Bally has the best facilities in the area in my opinion. They have all the standard machines and weights like all the other facilities as well as the personal trainers. A nice advantage about Bally is they are not usually busy. If you want a machine you just go and use it. You do not have to wait around. Another great feature is the price. They currently just offered previous members a new membership at a great rate. Overall I would say this is the gym to use.

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