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“dw gyms are the best ”

Written on: 18/07/2014 by bob70 (1 review written)

dw gym in Merthyr south wales are the best gym around the staff are very helpful and polite very clean and very nice equipment, recommended gym… Read Full Review

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“do not join this club unless you want a solicitor letter”

Written on: 17/07/2014 by AshtonMcKinley157 (1 review written)

left after 3 years. machines in bad shape, changing rooms a mess, and didnt feel welcome cancelled by letter followed up by phone calls to a telephone advertised on their website. finally spoke to some to be told its wrong anyway but said id cancelled and written to them. That was in March. they took payment April which i expected but then i cancelled DD for June. Nasty phone call telling me they had no record of letter and i should have proof by way of recorded delivery. constant chasing for… Read Full Review

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“DW Gym Alesbury”

Written on: 16/07/2014 by 408Goode (1 review written)

DW Aylesbury. I've been a member for about 18 months. The rates are good at less than £300 for 14 months of membership (if you pay upfront), parking is easy and there is a decent amount of equipment with plenty of space to work out. The steam room is one of the best I have ever used but there is no sauna. I’ve found the staff and instructors to be helpful and friendly. Evenings do get busy and some classes are full so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Recently classes have been cut… Read Full Review

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“Age discrimination”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by 45Little (1 review written)

Been a member for many years, . Classes are tailored for the young, nothing suitable for ageing members. They take your money but dont offer anything suitable for over 50, save your money go else where… Read Full Review

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“Don't do it in MK!!! ”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by SarahCostello332 (1 review written)

Went with my other half to look around the Milton Keynes venue, The Duty Manager asked me a few questions and when I said I wasn't really interested he focused all his efforts on her, if he was really interested in wanting new members then I would have expected more of in depth questioning. My other half said she wanted to join and was all set to however after reading the contract it's for 14 months the manager had scarpered, the receptionist said you could cancel after 6 months however after… Read Full Review

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“Just awful”

Written on: 10/07/2014

Joined less than 24h ago and had a change of heart having read reviews, seen the gym and interacted with staff. Called to ask for a cancellation at 10am today having signed the paperwork at 7pm last night and told very rudely by an awful manager that I can't cancel and that in committed for 6 months at least. I even suggested taking the first month pay and cancelling my card and she wouldn't have any of it. Cancellation turns out to be discretionary from the manager. This woman clearly has no… Read Full Review

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“Appauling customer service absolute shambles time...”

Written on: 06/07/2014

100% terrible experience time after time where to start, i have been a member of the oldham branch for over 12 years and in the last 2 or 3 years the oldham club has hit a all time low, staff waste of time, useless and a constant shining example of not knowing nothing about there job they are good for cleaning and clicking the button to let you in outside of that you are expecting to much, if you want to feel like you are in a foreign country at the side of the pool then this gym is for you… Read Full Review

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“Canterbury DW treat customers like dirt. Avoid this...”

Written on: 05/07/2014 by Fitnessfanatic (1 review written)

The staff here at the Canterbury DW sports club, are evidently poorly trained typically young girls, who are often rude and patronising during interactions that may entail a request for help or any kind of issue that needs to be resolved. Issues that are usually a result of their incompetence at that, yet you'll be made to feel like dirt for raising the issue I can attest. Often these rude members of staff don't have a clue on how to speak to people/customers with any degree of respect which… Read Full Review

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“Going downhill”

Written on: 02/07/2014 by idCompton463 (1 review written)

Been at Swindon DW three years and reading other reviews the same is happening here. A very good gym till 18 months ago now going downhill, now rate it poor. Many classes to be cut members were given 4weeks notice and the reason "must make cuts".Go in the door swipe your card 3or4 times just to make it work then into the changing rooms. Now the fun starts find the locker that has a working lock,unbroken door,door that will open after you locked it and notice how some keys have no number rings… Read Full Review

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“Going downhill”

Written on: 02/07/2014 by idCompton463 (1 review written)

Been at Swindon DW three years and reading other reviews the same is happening here. A very good gym till 18 months ago now going downhill, now rate it poor. Many classes to be cut members were given 4weeks notice and the reason "must make cuts".Go in the door swipe your card 3or4 times just to make it work then into the changing rooms. Now the fun starts find the locker that has a working lock,unbroken door,door that will open after you locked it and notice how some keys have no number rings… Read Full Review

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“disgusting”

Written on: 29/06/2014 by Barker342 (1 review written)

Just got home from Selby gym.Iwont use showers there disgusting the smell this morning of drains was sickening there is lightbulbs missing is this so we can't see the filth.iv just been looking at the lovely pics on their website don't no how old they are or where they where taken but not our gym.iv been a member from day one but am disappointed to see it being left to deteriate like this.then to add to this cutting popular classes taken by a popular and good instructor with no concern for… Read Full Review

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“class cutting”

Written on: 28/06/2014 by nitroxnelly (1 review written)

Me and my wife attend the netherfield branch of DW in Nottingham we have been members since December last year and found the either the steam room or hot tubs are broken on a regular basis the classes are all ways full but have been cut by half the free classes are what a lot of members go for when joining the gym why has this happened… Read Full Review

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Itsthewolliff's Response to nitroxnelly's Review

Written on: 30/06/2014

You ask why - they have done this - my guess is money ! - if you look further down to my reply to another letter on the 28/06/14 - you will see the amount of money DW could possibly make accross its 70 + clubs [ my estimate ] was well below what it could be !!!
All made from exisitng member contributions with reduced classes & standards !

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Itsthewolliff's reply to Itsthewolliff's Comment

Written on: 30/06/2014

Sorry, my original comments was on the 23rd & i responded to another letter soon afterwards - my response was on the 28th

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“Unclean and poorly looked after ”

Written on: 28/06/2014 by Destinyx297 (1 review written)

Unclean shower area hair on the floor no soap in the shower depensers smell of bad drains only one jacuzzi open at a time broken tiles corners missing I left before my contract ended they new I was right so they never chased me for any more money… Read Full Review

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“DW Selby - Disgusted ”

Written on: 26/06/2014 by dedytas (1 review written)

DW Selby I am so disappointed that the members of DW Selby are not being looked after. Well attended Classes cancelled with one weeks noticed. When I spoke to the manage he told me that he had to make cuts to his budget. I asked if we would be getting a reduction in our membership fees now the classes that we attend are no longer available, which he replied no that would not happen. I pointed out that the classes were well attended and he said that he had to cut classes right across the… Read Full Review

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“Diabolically Wretched”

Written on: 25/06/2014

I have been a member of the Selby gym for about 8 years and have watched the decline since it became DW. The facilities are now appalling. For example, controls on the showers giving at most 20 seconds of water, they are also unclean due to cuts in cleaning staff, tiles have no grout, the drains absolutely stick, studio floors which are sticky and hard to work on again due to lack of cleaning, equipment out of order for weeks and the final straw as far as I am concerned is the cuts to the class… Read Full Review

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“Poole DW”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by Dane311 (1 review written)

Gym, showers and poole spotlessly clean and well maintained. Plenty of classes for all ages and abilities . Only disappointment is not being able to do swim aerobics as this class is always fully booked no matter how far in advance you try to book up . Staff unhelpful when I asked their advice regarding this matter. Otherwise this is one of the best gyms in poole Dorset… Read Full Review

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“badly managed - frustrating for members”

Written on: 23/06/2014 by cdHubbard356 (1 review written)

Re Canterbury Club. New timetables are out next week and most of our classes like Pilates/Yoga have been cancelled and not replaced by other classes. The reason: cuts to the budget. All the classes were well attended and popular with members. The new "sign into classes system" has not been introduced to members via email , so most members were not aware of it and just turned up for classes. Of course therefore were not registered with the attendance lists via the web page. Generally the… Read Full Review

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Canford's Comment

Written on: 24/06/2014

Same thing has just happened at Poole, no warning or consultation. There are a lot of older members who do not use sign in but classes were well attended. This is a case of using flawed technology to justify cancellation of classes.

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Canford's Comment

Written on: 24/06/2014

Same thing has happened at Poole. New timetable next week 37 classes cancelled without consultation with members. There are a lot of older members at this gym who will not use online booking so they are working from false information. The online booking system was badly introduced and irrelevant as people can still show up at classes without booking making many classes badly overcrowded. Until they have the technology/ability to stop people who have not beaked attending classes they should not have introduced it. There are other gyms out there!!

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“CLASSES CANCELLED WITH LITTLE NOTICE OR MEMBER...”

Written on: 23/06/2014 by itsthewolliff (1 review written)

SELBY DW - has an excellant self employed instructor whose classes are very poular with members and have a minimum of 80% + attendance all the year round including the holiday periods throughout the year. DW - [without membership consultation] decided to withdrwaw classes with 1 weeks notice. A petition and several members have complained directly to SELBY DW & Head Office, but as yet have not responded, although one member told me the local manager was very condescending to her. Very poor… Read Full Review

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8Wiseowl's Response to itsthewolliff's Review

Written on: 28/06/2014

Same is happening at DW Blackpool , we have been told it's summer budget cuts! But members not consulted! It's mostly early morning classes so people who pay the most get the least.

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Itsthewolliff's reply to 8Wiseowl's Comment

Written on: 28/06/2014

Totally agree - at Selby there is a massive bias to maintain "Spin " classes,[ with fewer participants - max 16] which have been reduced from 23 to 18 [ which i know may seem a lot] - I have nothing against "spinners".......

BUT - Zumba, - Aerobics,- Step - Aqua Zumba - and a - "one off" class called "dance fit" of which there was only 1 a week - with 85% + attendence every week [ with max 27 participants] has been lost altogether !!. This class for members totally removed !!

Excercise classes lost reduced from 14 + classes last week - to less than 11 classes from next week.

May not seem a lot to DW - but to the paying members [ especially for dance Fit] which has been removed altogether - it is terrible.

Nice little earner for DW not to pay the self employed trainers for fewer classes but still charge members full membership fees.

Not forgetting other classes, & over other diciplines cancelled, Yoga, Pilates,Insanity etc i reckon assuming 20 classes lost overall in our club over the week x Trainers charges to DW at £30.00 per class [ possible average] is = to about £600.00 per week x a 52 week year, gives DW a saving per annum of over £31,000.00 per annum - BUT - when you start multiplying similar savings across ALL the other clubs in DW - then there are some massive savings - assume 40 clubs x £31,000.00 = nearly £1.25m per annum in savings to DW - BUT the members still pay the same.

There are some members looking at the spread of classes - trying to investigate if "Age Discrimination" is a possiblity ?? - if you google "Age Discrimination" there is a 13 / 14 page document produced by the government which goes into this aspect, and it could be construed that the possibility of "age discrimination" may be applied against DW and the spread of classes they offer.

Anyway, its safe to say i will not be recommneding a friend to join our club - i value my friends too much lol

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“Very poor - NOTTINGHAM SITE DW SPORTS”

Written on: 23/06/2014 by Freemanyf130 (1 review written)

Complaint: I have been a loyal member at your club since it opened, paying over £3000 so far in membership fees. I'm not one to complain, however, the club has gone so down hill and someone needs to take action. *Showers are dirty, usually without soap. *Every week there is something that is out of order from the weight machines to the showers, steam room and jacuzzi. Things do get broke, however the time in which it takes to rectify is unacceptable. (Usually 2-3 weeks). *There is a nice… Read Full Review

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“Badly Maintained”

Written on: 19/06/2014 by SkylerSchneider150 (1 review written)

Bolton DW have had faulty air conditioning in the studio for ages now.They keep promising to do something about it but nothing happens… Read Full Review

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