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My rant.... don't even bother joining .... World Gym. Can't cancel your membership even if you want to. Apparently after speaking with 2 different associates who gives you 4 different people to email the cancelation to and what to say in the email isn't good enough. After charging me for 2 more months and charging me a 35 surcharge both months I now find out you have to do it in person.... but get this.... they're closed. So you have to print the form then call and someone will meet you at the door. Print the form .... with what. Does everyone now have a printer. Unbelievable. World Gym obviously doesn't care for their customers especially during covid. I want to be reimbursed and my membership canceled.
Please don't go here - there is a better business model out there because this corp thinks it's ok to lie and steal. The Covid-19 struck and all gyms were closed - but the charges kept on coming! Emails and voicemails to cancel the account were ignored. Gyms were open with restrictions - but now school is closed, there are no jobs, my kids' apartment is gone and they've had to move home because of covid-19. They are still charging us. Apparently we had to go in person to cancel - so we did in August. They are still charging us. What gives? Looking forward to collections! See you in court!
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Your welcoming is perfect. I also enjoy the place. Everything is done perfectly. It is good and I wish you must have an experience by joining. Be hopefully and be sure to join and it will help you a lot.
It is a great gym that has an abundance of equipment, and very friendly staff. Also it is very affordable. Gyms like this are getting harder to find because less and less people are lifting weights these days.
The World Gym is great. Exercise really easy. And with great confidence. It helps to have great customer service to deal with. And who are polite and quick to respond to customers' needs or wants. Appreciate all you do.
I really like the machines and the facilities there. Clean and study. The shower are awesome. I like when they bring out the fresh towels and they also have the private lockers and the Jacuzzi. Nobody can beat that lol.
I joined the member on Oct 31, 2019. After I joined the member in one days, they have promotion: "No Payment until January, 2020." I required the Manager phoned me but Jasmine didn't phone me. They have one free coach in begin when everybody join the member. The lady text messages to me and we had an appointment on Saturday. I wait in the lobby but she didn't show up. This is waste my time. They have bad services and didn't treat customer respectful.
My son had a membership with World Gym four years ago. The last time he attended the gym was four years ago. He has an illness that results in his inability to go into public places. This year I discovered World Gym was still charging him for the gym. Fair enough. He did not go in and cancel. I went in to cancel for him after discovering this news. I explained the situation and asked for a refund of the latest charge. They would not budge. Sorry, but it is crookery when you know you are taking money for four years from someone on a disability, who cannot walk into the premises and cancel. It would have been a decent and, frankly, better business approach to simply offer the refund. Be aware of the kind of place you are giving your business to. This kind of crookery should not be supported.
Tuesday December 4, 2018. Today I was at the WORLD GYM in San Francisco. I've been a member of the gym for about a year, but in the middle of my work out, Alicia the "Manager" as she stated, came at me around 7:15 p.m. yelling and screaming at me not to use metal plates in the padded area by the front entrance, where I've been using them for about a year. She told me that I have to use those plates on the wooden platforms all the way to the back of the gym. I try to get an explanation as to why would I used metal plates in the wooden platforms and not on the padded areas like I always do.
She then started yelling some more telling me that I have to do what she says or I was going to get kick out of the gym. I really do not know why this happened, because all the staff is usually very professional and friendly. She made me feel harassed and discriminated. I told her that I wanted to cancel my membership and to get a refund for the payment I made in advance for this month. She just ignored me and took the equipment I was using. I went to the front desk to try to get some help and an explanation as to what was happening. She followed to the front desk and kept yelling at me ' I'm the Manager". I really like this gym but I don't want to be treated like that. I have only seen this person for a couple of month at the gym; Can someone please help me to get my money back for the already paid month of December... Please HELP!
Overall the gym meet everyone needs, they have a variety of classes, the weight room, has a variety of machines & free weights. Although equipment is not top of the line, it is always in workable condition. Another good feature, is that it is never overcrowded.
World Gym author review by Joey Thurman
World Gym was founded in 1976 by Joe Gold, the founder of Gold’s Gym, in Venice, California. It began as a part of the “Muscle Beach” celebrity fitness scene and is today a franchise gym with 85 United States locations and branches in 16 other countries. It is dedicated to remaining a traditional, no-frills gym experience for those serious about weight training and fitness.
Focus on weight training: World Gym is best known for its focus on weight training, with state-of-the-art strength equipment including machines, free weights and more.
Cardio: While World Gym focuses on weight training, it also recognizes the importance of cardio for a healthy fitness routine. Locations feature cardio machines like treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals and more.
Nutrition: Many gym locations offer a nutrition bar featuring protein shakes, smoothies and more to help individuals prepare for workouts and recover more quickly.
Services: Certified personal trainers offer classes and personal coaching services at most locations. Other services available at some World Gym locations include chiropractic therapy, tanning, nutrition counseling, physical therapy and more.
Gear: World Gym offers a full line of fitness apparel and gear on its website and at locations across the world.
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