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“NOT VALUE FOR MONEY”

Written on: 24/06/2013 by rumogi (1 review written)

I AM THE MEMBER OF LUTON BRANCH, IT USED TO BE LIVING WELL, BUT NOW ITS BANNATYNE . LOCATION IS GREAT, BUT ITS FACILITIES ARE JUST NOT UP TO DATE.SPECIALLY AT THE POOL SIDE. ZACCUCI DONT ALWAYS WORK TO ITS FULLEST. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AT THE POOL SIDE IS AS GOOD AS NOT HAVING ANY, SO IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM TO REPORT AT THE POOL SIDE YOU CANT. PEOPLE OFTEN JUMP INTO THE SWIMMING STRAIGHT FROM THE SAUNA ROOM, AND CLEANLINESS AROUND THE POOL IS NUN EXISTING… Read Full Review

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“Worst gym ever!!!”

Written on: 14/06/2013

Bannatyne's (Fairfield) - took over from GL14 and went hugely down hill. I was moving away from the area but would have cancelled our joint memeberhip even if I was staying. As I was not really around I cancelled over phone which was accepted by reception staff (no mention of contract terms). When direct debtis kept coming out (3 months later) I went in to see them when I was back in the area finalising a few things and was told the cancellation was not valid and should have been in writing. I… Read Full Review

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“Heartless & unsympathetic”

Written on: 29/05/2013 by SteveGoodman (1 review written)

At the beginning of April my brother Lee paid for a yearly membership at Bannatyne's gym in Wellingborough. Unfortunately 3 weeks later he was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph glands and obviously cannot now, or in the near future (or maybe ever) go to the gym. On being asked if they would refund his money they have said no - saying that it doesn't matter what his medical condition is. Thanks a lot!… Read Full Review

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Peterarnott's Response to SteveGoodman's Review

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

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Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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Danford's Response to SteveGoodman's Review

Written on: 18/07/2013

Bannatyne has been in the news for being heartless, rude & unsympathetic to cancer patients, just google Bannatyne bans cancer victim and you will see what you are up against. I was once a member and felt bullied by their lawyers and they care nothing for the views of their members.

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“Bannatyne Fairfield (gl14)”

Written on: 29/05/2013

I had been a member of the Gl14 health club which was purchased and renamed Bannatyne Fairfield. I am very disappointed to have needed to leave as I live just 30 seconds walk from the club, unfortunately the standards have become so poor I was left with no choice. I have trained at the club for over 5 years where there used to be a great atmosphere.I am disappointed to see a lot of staff come and go. For the first time in years there was the same fitness team for about a year, who were there to… Read Full Review

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Peterarnott's Comment

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

Your well-wisher
Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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“Staff lie when re-joining and trying to cancel”

Written on: 18/05/2013 by Smartdoodle (1 review written)

Joined blackpool gym with my husband about 5 years ago and decided after a couple if years we didnt have the time to go so have our 3 month notice and left. A couple of years ago i had more time so went to rejoin. I was clearly told that as i was rejoining i wouldn't be tied into a 12 month contract and would only need to give 1 month notice to leave. I agreed to this so signed back up. Now 2 years later i found i am pregnant so wont be able to attend for a while. Sent in my months notice and… Read Full Review

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Peterarnott's Response to Smartdoodle's Review

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

Your well-wisher
Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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Contractcomplaints's Response to Smartdoodle's Review

Written on: 18/08/2014

did you not read the terms and conditions of the contract when you signed up?

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“Would not give me price list”

Written on: 13/05/2013 by MLH11 (1 review written)

I'm a real admirer of Duncan Bannatyne so thought I would make use of his Inverness facility for gym and spa during my 3-month stay in Scotland. I went in with my toddler to request a price list. I was told that they did not have any prices available. The only way I could get prices was to have a consultation appointment or go online. With a tired toddler and a mother-in-law waiting outside in howling rain I told the person behind the counter that I didn't have time for a consultation and was… Read Full Review

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Peterarnott's Response to MLH11's Review

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

Your well-wisher
Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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“They wont tell you how much. ”

Written on: 03/05/2013

Must be expensive when their membership person refuses to tell you how much and insists you call in to be told. And persuaded??… Read Full Review

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Peterarnott's Comment

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

Your well-wisher
Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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“No expiry date on gift card !!!”

Written on: 09/04/2013

I was given a gift card from my brother for my birthday and a spa day for 2 from my sister. I purchased a gift card for my sister so we could go together and both have a treatment. I handed over my vouchers after having to purchase 2 x £3 for a towel and robe each, as I thought they would be included in a spa day and we didn't bring towels! The girl accepted my vouchers prior to any treatment.It wasn't until we passed reception an hour and a half later, on our way to purchase lunch, that I was… Read Full Review

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Billie-Leigh's Comment

Written on: 11/04/2013

This company should be ashamed expecting you to pay £42 when they already had been paid by your brother.

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Peterarnott's Comment

Written on: 11/06/2013

Welcome to dynamic fitness program of this modern age

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

 ¬Age 18 – 35
 28 Day experiment.
 You will receive very detailed work out plans and detailed eating plan.
 A lot of food will be consumed during the experiment. This is 100% essential and non-negotiable.
 The purpose of this fitness program is to disprove the common muscle building rules that only small gains can be made quickly. This is wrong and many scientific experiments have disproved this.
 10+ pounds of lean muscle will be gained. Fat gain will be a non-issue due to the structure of this program.
 English speakers will only be considered for the experiment.


These are few highlights of our fitness program and assure you the guaranteed committed results. Therefore, request to the enthusiastic personalities who are conscious of health maintenance to contact me via email for further details/ guidelines.

Your well-wisher
Peter Arnott
Email:- peterarnott92@gmail.com

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Berryo's Comment

Written on: 14/05/2013

On our red letter confirmation it stated everything you need to bring towels, robes, slippers, flip flops and gym wear or you could paid £3 for the hire of a eco spa bag, slippers and robe.you got to keep the slippers and bag (THE BAG IS ON SALE FOR £3 ON THE WEBSITE ANYWAY)
paid £34 for a neck,shoulder and back massage also was given a mini scalp massage helped ourselves to hot chocolate, tea coffees and used all of the facilities I thought it was very good value

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“That's not a spa day”

Written on: 09/04/2013

I joined three friends for a spa day deal at Bannatynes in Mansfield. The deal cost us £37.50 each including a 40 minute treatment. Upon arrival we went through the paperwork which was fine, the reception team were neither overly friendly or particularly rude. But then we were asked if we wanted to 'hire' robes and slippers for another £3. Erm, it's a spa day, one would have thought they would be included. Alas no. Further investigation revealed that towels weren't included either. Sorry… Read Full Review

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“Bann- atyne's membership ”

Written on: 02/04/2013 by Stop (1 review written)

Poor- 3months tie in notice period, Club's going down hill, Membership transfers fee if you one leaves a joint membership and anther takes over, like a cheap airline that racks up the charges, No Ethics Business , Stop think do you really understand the contract, is it user friendly?… Read Full Review

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Pollypocket85's Response to Stop's Review

Written on: 03/04/2013

I hear Ab Salute Gym is coming to Lakeside late July with flexible memberships www.absalutegym.co.uk check it out :)

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“Tricky contract, long notice period, expensive, poor...”

Written on: 28/03/2013 by Jawlker (1 review written)

I left Bannatyne's when I found the standard of yoga and other tutors for the classes was poor or it was impossible to easily book for the best ones. The notice period is ridiculous; to demand 3 months is just about money making and the staff denied they had received my letter which meant I paid for 6 months when I wasn't using it (£300!!!). Staff attitude and customer service on resolving issues like this was 'take it or leave it hard luck we have you on a binding contract… Read Full Review

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Contractcomplaints's Response to Jawlker's Review

Written on: 18/08/2014

When you signed up for the contract i am sure you signed saying you agreed to the terms and conditions of the club? How can you then blame the company for not following the cancellation terms of your contract, which you agreed with when initially joining?? therefore the only person to blame for having to pay the extra cost is yourself.

For the record, i do not work for bannatynes, nor have i, just fed up of people complaining about contracts, when they have had every chance to read and ask questions about them before they sign them.

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“Purchased Gift Voucher”

Written on: 15/03/2013 by andreaappelt (1 review written)

I have purchased a gift voucher for 50 Pounds for my husband last year in march. Unfortunately with a very short notice he had to deploy to Afghanistan for over a year. During this time there was no chance for me as a single mom to use the voucher. My husband will now soon return.I really thought to finally use it now. I wasn't aware of the 6 month expiry upon purchase date. Most gift vouchers are good for at least 12 month. I contacted the Head office and explained my situation. I was hoping… Read Full Review

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“Bannatynes Chafford Hundred Grays”

Written on: 12/03/2013 by TheSnowDaddy (1 review written)

I work a lot from home, so I was not to keen on renewing my membership. I only really used it for the running machine and a little bit of weights. So when I thought about renewing my membership (I pay yearly which I would recommend to everyone) I popped in and spoke to this guy called [name removed] . He didn't see at all interested, just kept firing through the options. What made me a little disappointed is the sales attitude. He kept banging on about its only 4 ponds extra a month and that's… Read Full Review

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“Feel like I have been robbed”

Written on: 07/03/2013

Bannatynes Fitness make [name removed] look like a saint!!!!!! After 2 months of joining ,my medical condition got so bad I couldn't even get to the gym let alone use it, I carried on paying for another 6 months , without even setting foot in the place; then when I lost my job through my illness I stopped my direct debit as money was tight. I thought that was it for the payment side, but aparantly i needed to write to bannatyes as well, even then they would still take my money for 3 more months… Read Full Review

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Commensense1984's Comment

Written on: 10/03/2013

Bannatyne Health clubs would be unable to take money from your bank account if you physically cancelled your dd, also if you just cancelled your dd after 8 months into your 12 month contract!!! without contacting them first you it is understandable that they believe you owe them money. people need to learn to read a contract!

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“Awful Spa full of mothers changing babies in the...”

Written on: 27/02/2013 by LisaFagher (1 review written)

I have just returned from Ballantyne Spa in Norwich absolutely gutted. This was my christmas present that we both took the day off work for. 1.We arrived at 11am - no parking. 2.Were guided through the restaurant bursting with mums and babies to a table next to a lady changing her baby's nappy on the floor - yuk ! 3.Filled out the forms while waiting for our complimentary coffees - ordered two white and received one white and one black as machine not working! 4.We were then given our… Read Full Review

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“I enjoy going!”

Written on: 21/02/2013

Me and my partner recently joined Bannatynes at Mansfield after moving from another gym. It's a lovely place with all the facilities i would expect from a mid range gym. The class timetable is varied and great for early risers like me. The gym itself has some lovely new shiny equipment and plenty of it. The gym room isnt the most fancy room i've seen but it's ok and always very clean. The pool area is excellent and again always spotless, as are the changing rooms. The changing rooms… Read Full Review

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“Awful, like a leisure centre do not use for spa day!”

Written on: 20/02/2013

Used a spa day voucher for me and my husband and wish we had chose another. The place is like a leisure centre screaming babies in the lounge and only place to eat or drink are noisy vending machines buzzing away in the lounge. Tv blaring and people being shown round for gym memberships. No one shown us how to use lockers as most have a pad lock so could not use these the coin operated ones were full and not clearly marked. The pool is nice but the man cleaning round us while we swam was awful… Read Full Review

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“Bannatynes Eastbourne Been there done that , wouldn't...”

Written on: 20/02/2013

Bannatynes in Eastbourne is a reasonable gym and facility BUT the whole Bannatyne cancellation policy thing is crazy. I have worked away for some time so finished my gym membership and was just thinking about rejoining a gym, suddenly remembered (as result of these helpful reviews ) the aggro I had when I wanted to finish my membership last time. So I will look at the local council run gym (Sovereign centre Eastbourne) or maybe the Grand Hotel both of which come highly recommended by… Read Full Review

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“Even when you give notice they ignore you”

Written on: 09/02/2013 by Truth1 (1 review written)

I had been a member of bannatynes for three and a half years. I finally had enough of things constantly being out if order and having to share a pool in peek time, with mothers who bring their children along with all that's child's bath toys!! So I was swimming up and down with plastic donnasours, elephants you name it bobbing up and down the whole pool. With staff unwilling to do anything about it. So October 2012, I wrote to the Folkestone gym, explaining my problem and giving the 3… Read Full Review

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“Dirty with rude staff!!! ”

Written on: 07/02/2013

Disgusting for a private gym!! Filthy with rude staff!! The domestic staff walk around like managers leaving filth everywhere!! I would NEVER recommend this company. I used to be a member of Virgin Health Club in London and for £5 more per month it was a pleasure to train at!!! The showers stink and are disgusting!! The pool walk way is foul!!! Dirt everywhere!! The sauna is never cleaned!! The reception staff are rude!! Don't waste your money!!!… Read Full Review

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