Let this thread be a warning to every one about signing personal training contracts with good life fitness,
I have many questons and comments to make about GoodLife, I am pissed the fuck off and this will mostly help me vent and perhaps get some experiences from the lovely users of newgrounds to entertain me,
The date was early Aug, My roommate excitedly calls me up after he was in an encounter with a GoodLife fitness personal trainer sales person.
We where saving over $5000 bucks he said, we can get out of the contract any time he said.
So i was enticed to go down to the gym and check this out. I am out of shape and thought this would be a great oppertunity,
The rep was very nice, He said several times that we could quit any time, I was skeptical and made sure to ask him several times inbetween his overly excited sales pitches, I have the whole conversation recorded,
He slides a pink contract to me, I start reading it when he tells me that he is late for a training appointment, I told him i could just take it home and read it there, he told me not to worry about it as i can back out at ANNNNYY TIME!#*$
So i skimmed it, and signed right under * i AGREE THAT THERE ARE NO VERBAL AGREEMENTS, ONLY WHAT IS IN THIS LEGALY BINDING CONTRACT.
Well I asked for a copy of the paper i just singed, He said it would take 3 weeks to get a copy from head office,
I told him to photocopy it and he said that it was against polocy to photocopy the origional and i would have to wait for a printed copy.
This should have raised a giant red flag, but i was excited to get such a service for only $2300 bucks,
I went up front and made my 10 % deposit in cash. The recept was put with the contract, I asked again for a copy of the cash transaction when i was told there would be one with my contract that i get in 3 weeks. uhh redflag moment once again.
So 4 weeks in, I am 30 pounds lighter and loving my amazing personal trainer, I entered a letter to goodlife contest about how much i was enjoying the service, I have a chance to win my deposit back. But that night, the first payment comes out....
I was told the first payment would be 99 bucks, Well i had 130 in my bank account for a credit card payment and i had 99 left after that, GL attempted to take out 180 bucks and that got bounced by my bank and charged me an extra 100 bucks and a hit on my credit rateing, I demamded my contract the next day and when i got it , it was not what i signed for,
The payments would come out every week, 180 bucks a payment, for 1 year. I got into a physical altercation with the person who sold me the contract and I am now barred from finishing my sessions, AND i get a phone call from my bank 3 days later saying i defaulted on a 13000$ loan and they would close my bank account and I had to forfit my credit card that carrys a balance of $3000 on it, Now i have 15000 bucks in collections,
I met with the local VP at goodlife HQ and he basicaly told me oh, its the same as a car loan, Just because you dont use the sessions dont mean you dont pay for them,
So here i am, Unable to pay my rent next month because i dont have a bank account, Unable to use my personal trainer because goodlife lied, I am going to starve to death if not for the local food bank, Im sure i will get denied from there because of my job, but i cant get paid for my job...
Well,, there are more details to this, I just cant get into every thing because i am mad as hell,
I am seeking legal advice later today, Ill update then, feel free to give your 3 cents on this story,