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Bally's Total Fitness should change their name

January 20th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

To what you might ask? Something like "14 Hour Fitness" - I'm not joking.

Tonight I got my ass in gear and decided (around 7PM) that I had enough energy to get to the gym, which is the hardest part. Once I'm there I'll exercise, but that motivation to actually drive somewhere to get sweaty to come back home again is a bitch.

Anyway, I drive up to the gym at 7:24 or so. Closed. On a Saturday? The door says 8PM (which still is a bunch of crap) - but they've decided to pack up shop even earlier tonight. I was able to salvage the little time I had left by going over to the next closest location - I got about 20 minutes worth of exercise before it closed.

Why did I join Bally's? For one, my parents are both members. Other than that, everyone I know is with 24 Hour Fitness. Not to mention that (although the name does lie) a lot of locations are actually 24 hours. Which is a bonus for me, considering my messed up schedule. A friend of mine worked out at 2AM the other night. Could I do that if I wanted to? Nope.

I forgot to mention somehow the contract got signed with a three-year clause in it. Which means I'm stuck paying for this crap for another two years and change. I never signup for anything that long, so I'm curious as to why that got past me (perhaps because other people who are pretty good at catching that looked at it too...) - all I know is that I am quite disappointed with my choice.

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  1. Josh
    February 17th, 2007 at 00:40 | #1

    I'm quite surprised you've not done more with Eminent.net since the "eminent domain" decision from the Supreme Court.

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