This is another fitness center review.
What's with fitness centers that end their names with the word fitness? Fitness is secondary to everything else?
My current fitness center "FF" is pretty good. My previous fitness center "FN" was also pretty good. The recent fitness center i visited "TF" was also not that bad except for bad management and company policy. And now the latest fitness center i visited "CF" didnt really impressed me much.
They wear this awful dull looking purple uniform, which is not to my liking, should have just worned something bright and pleasent. Had to do the usual filling up forms and wait for a consultant to take you up to give you a tour of the place.
The consultant, started asking me stuff like whats your goal coming to a gym, how long you wish to achieve it, when do you wish to achieve it, blah..blah.. blah.. . HE then showed me the cardio section. Said we have 100++ cardio machines, from treadmill to cross country, to flat and high bikes, WHATs NEW? i thought to myself. Then he showed me the pilates studio, where they had around 10 reformer machines - this was like WOW to me, i've always wanted to try these machines out, but its $$$ lots of moo. Next he showed me the stretching area which looked rather small or weirdly shaped.
We then walked across to the other side where there we more treadmills facing the highway over looking the huge monsoon drain beside the highway, the view is okay but the cool thing about this is the sunlight from above shines onto these machines, kinda nice if you wanna get some sun while jogging/running. Up next are the workout machines, they have 3 different machines for every body part with a total of 76 machines - whatever. After that, he showed me the spinning class, "this is the spinning class but theres no spinning actually going on" - HAR HAR HAR so not funny. Okay anyway, next is the free weights section - to my dissapointment its rather small for such a huge gym but it does look nice with all the new equipment and weights.
Then next he showed me the biggest studio in malaysia, forgot how many square feet. He said we are the only gym in malaysia to have classes every hour - i was like hmm not bad, then i looked at the studio again and thought to myself, why is it empty at that hour when he told me they have classes every hour? - more BS. He even tried to impress me with - we are the only gym in malaysia to have 5 BRAZZZZILIAN instructors, 4 males and 1 female and he also said that they are rather hot looking as well... SO? I was patience and nice to the consultant coz this is the usual routine they have to go through when someone new comes to check the gym out.
Okie then next he took me to the discussion tables and asked me to wait for him for a while. HE then showed me a brochure, to start explaining their prices and what they offer. He showed me the top portion of the brouchure with the rest of the brochure covered by the form i filled when i first arrived. It showed two columns, joining fees and monthly fees - RM988 RM288.
He said this is the joining fees and this is the monthly fees which you have to maintain for one year. Then he pushed the form further down to reveal the bottom portion of the brochure. A new plan, if i join now he can offer me RM198 joining fees , admin fees RM98 and RM189 monthly fees and you can pay by visa or mastercard coz we only accept those two cards here. So will you be paying by visa or mastercard?
I WAS saying in my head MAH LAN CHAT AH? WTF. I was about to shout out these words - you havent even shown me the F**king shower room and you want me to sign up and assuming i want to sign up now? I havent even had the time to think about it, not even consider it. Then after that he fliped the form i filled out and showed me the first time visit promotion sign up. Joining fees RM198, admin fees waived and monthly fees - "an astounding reduction from RM288 a month to RM149" - WOW KA POW KUNG FU CHICKEN PAO! - more BS. What an offer you cant resist! yeah rite!
Then i told him i'll try it out first and then i'll consider it then(coz i got a free 7 day pass from a competition i won earlier this month) and he like sort of wanted to frighten me, if you join after your free trial you wont get these promotion anymore, then i told him the same thing again after faking like i`m considering the offer - NO i wont be signing up NOW! i`ll try it out first.
He then took like so damn long to process my free pass and get all the details down and then gave me a slip that looked like a carbon copy of a receipt and told me this is your 7 day pass, you can start working out tomorrow onwards.
So i left a sort of happy man, coz i got what i came for.
So WHATS UP with fitness centers that end their names with FITNESS? does it say something? we only care about MONEY FIRST, FITNESS SECOND OR NONE? These fitnesss center are quite, i repeat quite okay only(with their new high-5 equipments which means shit to me, coz i`m looking for hardcore free weights section) might look very impressive and offer lots of unbelievable classes and opens and closes at times(6am - 12am) which not many other gyms offer BUT why must it always be spoilt by bad management and bad company policies? They only see money in their eyes(dont blame them for this) but atleast dont put yourself so low until you havent even let the potential customers try out the place and then try to sucker and pressure them into joining the gym on the first visit!
Anyway SreetFighterGirl says it won't last long. I think so too...