I'm now forced to go to California Family Fitness v.Rant

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    My Golds Gym is closing next month after 14 years in business :wtc: It was my dream gym, had large platform, cage, shitload of weights including rubber plates, had practically everything i needed, all for $29 a month, and best of all - it was NEVER busy, at time i would be the only one in there, or there would be like 5 others at most - im guessing this is why they are closing. Now i have to go to some fucking yuppie gym, so pissed.
     
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    which cal fit you going to
     
  3. Jeff Merr

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    Wish i could, but i live way to far now.
     
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    i think it's off greenback ln.

    I havn't singed up yet, im going to try to figure something else out
     
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    how the fuck does a Gold's Gym in California shut down
     
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    Bad location, a few mile radius around the gym is nothing but stores/strip malls. I have to drive about 25min. to get there. And like i said, there is NO ONE ever there, it's crazy being the only one in the entire gym sometimes.
     
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    yeah... its happened to me a few times. wierd feeling
     
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    i love it when the gym is empty...
     
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    :werd:
     
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    offer to buy off old equip for cheap?


    are gold's gyms run like a franchise, or as a chain.
     
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    being the only one in the weight room is a pretty cool feeling. its a pretty sucky feeling if you need a spot :hsugh:
     
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    I believe that they are franchised.
     
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    i work at the in rancho cordova (not much longer hehe)
    if you havent signed up already i can get someone that'll hook u up
     
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    oh yeah, we're expensive tho $59 a month...
    and it is a family gym, so dont expect anything like golds
     
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    go to superpages.com and search for gyms in your area. maybe there is another that you don't know about.
     
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    :hug: that sucks
     
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    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    Fucking Gold's gym charged me an extra $360 on my credit card and are giving me the run around about getting it back :madfawk:
     
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    tell teh cc company it is an unauthorized charge.
     
  19. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    ya familiy fitness out here is yuppie all right, we have dead racks, chalk, tons of db's. :rolleyes: I train at a family fitness again, one of the best gyms around here with tons of equipment.
     
  20. Marijuanair

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    good idea
     
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    So which is worse, Bally's, Family Fitness or 24 Hours Fitness?

    And I echo Pur's sentiments... I can see the desire for an ideal hardcore enviroment/ equipment if you're a competitive lifter, but for 90% of the posters here? if they can't reach they're goals at any commercial gym, its not the gym's equipment or enviroment that's the problem.
     
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    I'm proud for YOUR gym, unfortunatly that is not the case with my location.
     
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    I'm thinking about signing up at the one off of Folsom blvd., you know anyone there that can hook me up?
     
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    WTF is a "dead rack"?

    do you mean a jack to facilitate the loading and unloading of plates, a platform or something else?
     
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    I feel your Pain, I lost my GYM from Hurricane Katrina here in New Orleans...It Fucking Sucked!!! I had to Join what is now the Only Gym around the Hospital Physician Center...Its OK b/c at 5:00am there aren't many peeps in there.

    Good Luck, sometimes the Change is actually Good. I hated it, at first but became forced to like it. Now the other GYM is going to rebuild but it'll be like 3-5 years, Starting from Scratch.

    Conquer and Overcome...you'll appreciate your Training so much more.
     
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