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“Amateurs!”

Written on: 03/08/2013

DO NOT JOIN THIS GYM!!! Air conditioning: Hardly works at all. It is hot and airless, especially in the studios. Changing rooms: No air conditioning, smelly drains, toilet often out of order. Classes: Timetable is often wrong so people turn up for a class only to be told it started 15 minutes ago. Often when the regular instructors are off LA Fitness do not organize cover so people turn up for a class and find that there is no instructor. Class Booking: Classes get booked up a week in… Read Full Review

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“LA Fitness Piccadilly ”

Written on: 26/07/2013

I would go as far as saying, I would not recommend this gym to my worst enemy. The nicest part about this gym is the reception. Everything from thereon in is truly shocking. It has the hottest male changing rooms I've ever witnessed. You actually sweat more getting shower and changed after your workout than you do whilst actually working out! The air-con has been broken for over two years (no exaggeration). Each time I ask about it, apparently the "approval is still with head office"… Read Full Review

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“Avoid LA Fitness Victoria ”

Written on: 24/07/2013 by OriginalOwusu (1 review written)

For the area and money you pay you would think that this would be a well managed gym with quality facilities and great customer service from the manager. Wrong I've been going there for over 2 years through corporate gym membership with my workplace. Generally there are more people in the gym than it can accommodate so you find yourself time-wasting in the heat with no air conditioning. The punch bags upstairs have been deteriorating for a while and have now been broken for over 3 weeks… Read Full Review

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“The classes are the worst ever”

Written on: 15/07/2013 by JIMENA (1 review written)

I have joined LA fitness in Victoria Station, and the classes (Bodypump, Spining,....) were really bad. The teachers looks lazy and they don't have any kind of motivation. I joined 4 gyms in London and definetly this is the worst… Read Full Review

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“A great Gym with Good Facilities”

Written on: 06/07/2013 by Rlboro (6 reviews written)

Having recently got back into the gym and noticing that LA fitness has a lot of poor reviews I thought I would add my comments. My experience has always been great with this gym chain. I have only used my local Colchester LA Fitness but the facilities are great. The steam room is always hot which is something many gyms seem to overlook. The facilities are of a good standard so I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good gym in Colchester… Read Full Review

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“Trap!”

Written on: 23/06/2013 by pleasebefair (1 review written)

I joined the gym in Derby UK, and realised that once you join the gym they will make it as difficult as possible for you to cancel your membership, even if for reasons like moving to another city for job, and this is after I have finished the 12 months I signed up for the contract by the way. Also I wasn't allowed to freeze my membership either if i'm going abroad for a month of holiday. They just want as much money out of you as possible without shame! They basically shut every possible way… Read Full Review

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“I purchased a trial 2 months membership specifically...”

Written on: 20/06/2013

I purchased a trial 2 months membership specifically specifying there are no initiation fees and no contract. However, after the initial charge of 68 dollars my card was charged monthly. I have not signed any contract authorizing the LA Fitness to do that, neither was I warned about cancellation policies and such. When I came to speak to the supervisor Kamini Pather at LA Fitness Dallas Mockingbird Location she yelled at me refusing to provide a 3 months refund or an original contract that… Read Full Review

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“LA Fitness Piccadilly ”

Written on: 10/06/2013

Substandard facilities despite a high monthly membership fee. There are better budget gyms than this for a third of the price and plenty of far superior health clubs available for a similar price or only a few pounds more… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/07/2013

I would go as far as saying, I would not recommend this gym to my worst enemy.

The nicest part about this gym is the reception. Everything from thereon in is truly shocking.

It has the hottest male changing rooms I've ever witnessed. You actually sweat more getting shower and changed after your workout than you do whilst actually working out!

The air-con has been broken for over two years (no exaggeration). Each time I ask about it, apparently the "approval is still with head office".

The gym equipment itself just needs chucking out. It's all broken. Four of the six bikes have no resistance, i.e. effort level one is the same as effort level 12. Clearly the machine is faulty.

They have the audacity to charge £40 for 5 sunbeds. I've just had one and 7 lamps weren't even in the sunbed and the rest were either blinking or faded...

All in all a really shocking gym.

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“couldnt care less once they have your bank details”

Written on: 07/06/2013

Brightons LA fitness is the new standard for disgraceful customer service!.. I've been a member for a month and have found myself in financial difficulties which has led me to want to cancel my membership early. When i signed up they said nothing about the terms and conditions of my membership so once I wanted to leave .. oh they all came rolling out! I first of all went into the gym asking to leave early and I had my bank statement ready to show as proof documentation.. until I was told to… Read Full Review

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“Awful membership services and practices”

Written on: 06/06/2013

My experience at the LA Fitness club in Oxford was awful. The changing rooms were often quite dirty, and the showers smelled of mold. The exercise area was often so overheated that even after a casual run, I felt dehydrated and overheated. On top of all this, because of the poor conditions at the Oxford club, I quit attending last fall. Of course, after my membership officially ended in January, they continued to hit my bank account on direct debit. In the U.S., this is against the law. Here in… Read Full Review

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“LA fitness, Brighton”

Written on: 05/06/2013 by GeorgeRoboz (1 review written)

Today, like many times before I've been thrown out of this place minutes before their actual closing time. Lights were turned off, music long stopped BEFORE we, at least 10-15 members, actually could make our way to the changing room (so we had to go there in complete darkness). I've asked members in the changing room and everyone said, unanimously, there was at least 3-4 minutes to go, and also the clock in the changing room shown 21:55. This happens more and more frequently. There is no air… Read Full Review

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“34£ for a normal gym”

Written on: 02/06/2013

Hi, in Manchester the gym is nice, is it got a pull steaming room and sauna, but the gym area in not big enough, really small area for free weights, 4 benches, for what do you pay this gym doesn't offer that much, many times you have to wait for do exceercises etc... … Read Full Review

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“Northwood gym”

Written on: 24/05/2013 by Guddhi (1 review written)

I just joined, what a mistake! Cannot get into any classes unless I book 8 days in advance at 6 in the morning. Do not join!!!… Read Full Review

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“Awful Gym - Don't Waste Your money!”

Written on: 23/05/2013

Awful gym. Air conditioning in studio and gym has not been working for over a month. The Club Managers have said it will cost them too much to fix! People are close to passing out due to the heat. Equipment is out of date. Lots of equipment doesn't work. The club Manager didn't even know how to work the cross trainers!! Complaints to Managers have been ignored. Complaints to head office ignored. Please spend your money elsewhere and avoid this chain of gym - I wish I had!… Read Full Review

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“Overcrowded, Awful Charges, Poor Communication”

Written on: 20/05/2013 by lewreview (1 review written)

This review is in no way directed at the staff of my local gym, but the company as a whole and its operation. From its long-winded process of cancellation, absolutely sub-par online presence whereby it's impossible to find the information you're looking for despite always harping on about 'my LA zone' and why you should use it. It doesn't work properly, flat out. Gyms are overcrowded, not enough equipment for amount of gym-goers, some clubs don't have squash courts despite paying same price for… Read Full Review

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“If you want any chance of reaching your goals, don not...”

Written on: 17/05/2013 by martynfowle89 (1 review written)

In my experience here this gym is disgusting. first of all when signing up if anyone at the gym including the manager tells you, that you are free to cancel your contract within the first month they are lying. the pool is freezing and small, there are a lot of machinery which is broken, some will cost pennies to fix but yet they just leave it broken at your inconvenience, the staff just seem to walk around socialising amongst themselves and are very unhelpful. when you sign up you also get a… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Gym”

Written on: 17/05/2013 by Browntown1990 (1 review written)

LA fitness (Kettering) has always been a brilliant gym, the staff are familiar and friendly, personal trainers are helpful and know their stuff, cleaners often at work ensuring a high standard. If you want to get fit then this place is ideal. I had noticed a lot of unstaisfied reviews and I believe many unjustified. If in any doubt take a tour see how you feel and let's be honest you don't need to exercise in a palace to get fit. I mean look at rocky IV he exercised in a barn! And he still won… Read Full Review

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“Bayswater shambolic gym”

Written on: 17/05/2013

This gym is the worst gym I have ever attended.The first time I used the changing room I was informed I needed my own lock for the locker- not very helpful to discover this 5 mins before my training session. It is impossible to get into a class as they are always full . The one class I attended(core strengthening) the teacher gave no instuction other than do this do that. I was not asked if I had any specific injuries - no tips on technique or advice was offered . The staff are disinterested… Read Full Review

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“Declining standards”

Written on: 04/05/2013

While standards have dropped prices have gone up. Faulty equipment remains unrepaired for days. Noise levels clearly exceed health and safety guidelines when spinning classes are run. Persistent boiler problems during the cold spell… Read Full Review

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“DO NOT JOIN”

Written on: 03/05/2013 by neilthomas (1 review written)

LA Fitness never informed us when joining that we needed to give one complete calendar months notice to leave. We have been with the gym for over two years and it cost over £60 (nearly 2 months fees) to leave because we handed in notice just after a direct debit payment was sent. Their customer service and accounts are appalling. Other problems at the gym with pool out of order and equipment failures If I could give no stars I would… Read Full Review

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