I Was a member of Gold Gym - to Cancel your contract you will need a note from your doctor stating that you have a medical problem or that pool is to cold for you -And no longer can you attend.
Absolute ripp off. I SIGNED UP FOR A
MONTH TO MONTH MEMBERSHIP YR/2 AGO,Went in oneday and said i would like to add my girlfriend on a month to month, and did, she also purchased over 1200$$ in private lessons that did nothing for her she couldnt do herself. Summer came around and i went in to cancel. Knowing i paid first and last months dues upfront,another clue i was on a month to month. They said i was switched to a two yr contract, and the guy that did it didnt work there anymore and they could do nothing about it.WTF? The large manager never returned my calls, and pretended to be busy,or would simply shut his door. The most unproffesional person i have ever dealt with. So now it has damaged my credit.
THEY STOLE FROM ME BY RE-WRITING MY CONTRACT! FURTHERMORE THEY MADE ABSOLUTELY NO ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE. A person goes to jail for stealing bread,yet scumbags like this get away with theft everyday.Ihave been going to gyms for 20 yrs,and never had any problems,then again that was my first time at golds. County jail had softer towels,if this has happened to anyone else lets get together and see if we can hire an attorney. The manager was Ryan i believe,more like a rude caveman.
Has gone downhill . . . and fast !
Have been a member for a number of years. The place is less friendly that it used to be. Some of the mgmt demonstrate a "superior" attitude.
Also, many of their instructors have recently left. Evidently, Golds cut their pay ??) Oh well, what used to be a high caliber of instructors (ESPECIALLY high for a Golds . . . some of them also teach at dedicated studios) is now history. You know, if they wanted to ditch the group fitness classes, they should have just come out and done so (instead of subtly doing so by lowering quality).
So, now other members are leaving. I cancelled, too. Maybe this is just a business calculation on the part of this franchise's owner. Can lower quality and lose members because they'll tap into the "New Year's Resolution" season to promo and drive new members.
Bummer to have to now travel farther.
I agree with those that say management doesn't care about their members. They used to have very good group fitness classes here. This was the only reason I came to this gym. It certainly wasn't because of the rude management. However, because they don't care about giving members the best instructors, they cut the instructors pay. And guess what? All the good ones quit! I have tried most of the new instructors and they are terrible, terrible, terrible. That's how they can get by with paying them low wages. Don't waste your time or money here. The quality of the classes is now well below average. Management can't be bothered with your opinions. All they want is your monthly fee.
Ryan, the manager, I caught him watching me while I was undressing and walking towards the showers from the dressing room. I asked the guy who signed me up months ago to cancel my membership because I couldn't take that, and he denied because of a "contract." I am no longer comfortable going to this gym, but they still wont cancel. I do NOT recommend this gym, especially if you have kids that will be in the locker rooms. Please think twice, probably three times before spending your hard earned dollars at this specific location!
I joined or became a member of Golds 7 months ago. I look younger do to exercise. I looked up some other business and decided to look up Gold and could not believe the reviews. First thing the staff is very friendly and working hard. I have never seen dust on the equipment or truly not a machine not working. If it was Iâ??m sure they would take care of it. When some channels were off they had it working the next day. They are first class, not coach or business. Just remember what if someone wrote a review about you? I LOVE this gym
Dangerous -- Do not sign up for swim lessons..
I signed my 3 and 6 year old sons up for swimming lessons. Half way through the first lesson, my three year old unintentionally let go of the wall and went under. The teacher was far away with his back turned and didn't even notice. I had to jump in fully clothed to rescue him. The teacher didn't even apologize.
We have taken lessons 4 years through the YMCA and never even had to stick a finger in the water.
After a phone conversation with the swim manager, I was unhappy with their safety procedures. I was told that "these things sometimes happen" and he instructed the teacher to "try" not to turn his back on the students. All of that and they originally REFUSED to give me my money back!
I had to have a meeting with the head of the gym and hound them for two weeks for resolution.
NOTE -- they do not have any lifeguards on duty during the lesson (except for the teachers in the water).
They even had an extra child in the class and they had no idea why or who it was. They didn't take names down or check a list. This means they had 6 instead of 5 kids in the class. This increased the likelihood that the teacher could have forgotten during a head count and not noticed that number 6 was underwater drowning.
Horrendously dishonest and unprofessional management.. I have given Gold's Gym 3 tries over the last several years and was screwed over and treated like garbage every time. The last time I signed up they PROMISED that things were different and the management was honest and caring. Within a week I was cheated, treated disrespectfully, and promises were laughed at once they had my signature. As a fitness professional for 18 years I know how clients should be treated, Golds Gym in Woodinville is the worst place go that I have ever run across. The positive reviews are obviously plants, because I have yet to meet anyone in Woodinville who has not been damaged in some way to this Golds. ABC Finacial is a perfect fit for this corrupt, rude, and dishonest gym.
"Ditto!"..Who is writing these reviews?. I have been a member for years and the staff has always been very nice and what club doesn't have a little dust...Never had a problem with anything here. Open early and very late.
Rude, aggressive people.
Gold's Gym staff is rather aggressive and rude. Not a very nice place. Sometimes they can even be belligerent.
And don't get me started on ABC Financial, the company they contract with to handle billing. Any contact with this company leaves bad taste in mouth.
Don't believe me? Google for: gold's gym scam
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