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  1. meatball

    meatball you're the grasshole ya grasshole OT Supporter

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    I was on the verge of joining today (loved the facilities) and then I looked up some opinions online. A lot of people are saying they're very shady with their contracts and like to fuck people out of money. Apparently they sucker you into things like extended time on a contract that you didn't initially ask for.


    Can someone who is either a member or an ex-member clear this up? Is it true?
     
  2. sophocles

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    read the contract before signing
    something like that could be a part of the culture or a few reports of amoral sales staff
     
  3. TZ

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    well, they do not like heavy deadlifting if you remember kidrr's topic about that
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    most golds are independent, so it varies gym to gym. I had a terrible time canceling my membership. Took forever then came down to the fact you had to send a certified letter to the gym and to corporate or some shit. No one has time to swing by and get a letter certified so most people dont cancel their memberships for a long time
     
  5. sportsjunkie

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    i signed up pretty easily with straight forward details

    sign up for $39 a month for a year and it's month to month after that. and i have access to any golds in the state...but i'm sure it depends on where you live

    and to get out of majority of gym contracts is that you need a statement saying you're moving more than 25 miles outside of that specific gym, you're too sick to continue, or you're dead :rofl:
     
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    Been a member at my Gold's for about 5 years now. Never had any sort of conflict with my contract(s).

    About the weight issue - Mine just doesn't allow for extreme noise or slamming of weight. It's really not that difficult of a concept to adhere to.
     
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    golds kicks ass. I do whatever i want.
     
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    Ive been a member since Sept. of 2007. Never plan on canceling due to how much I seriously love that gym. I go to the one in Huntington Beach, and the best part is that everyone minds there own damn business. First of all, its never packed in the mornings or nights, Most of the people there are ripped, the women are gorgeous, Terry Hairston (Mr. Olympia in '95 and I believe '96) is the owner - cool guy, and most importantly... No state of the art equipment :bowdown: I love hardcore gyms that only supply weights, benches, squat racks, and smith machine FTW :) Love this gym.
     
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    Terry Hairston was never Mr. Olympia, how many times do you have to be told
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I'm a golds member. I pay $25/mo no contract. I don't think I'd ever sign a gym contract personally. You can always haggle with the people.
     
  14. meatball

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    There are two deals they're offering me that I'm interested in


    Either A) $600 for a full year with "apparently" more than $600 worth the PT included.


    or B) $200 for PT and 24 dollars a month
     
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    go with B and skin the PT
     
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    I'm still laughing at Terry Hairston being Mr. Olympia. :rofl:
     
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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl:
     
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    who the fuck is Herry Tairston ?
     
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    How much is it for a month? I'm going to be in westminster for July to surf and whatnot. I need to lift while there.
     
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  22. meatball

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    that's what I decided to go with, worked with the main trainer today....he's an ex small time WCW wrestler, had a gimmick on Monday Night Nitro :rofl:


    how's life tom?
     
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    not bad, finals almost over :wiggle:
     
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