im having problems with the fitness first. sobrang makulit. iv had enough of them so i think its appropriate to post my bad experience.
i started to go to fitness first greenhills because i was invited by my friend. i paid 2550 and they said it is good for 3months. i started jan 20+,2004. at first i thought it was nice. ID scanner. big locker room. lots of equipment. however, when i tried to enter after february started, they did not allow me to. they were asking for my payment for february. i told them i just started 2 weeks ago but they wouldnt listen. they just kept on asking for my payment. i was so pissed. i asked if i could talk to the one who received my payment, cher. after cher talked to the receptionist, i was allowed to enter. she told me they will try to fix my account so i wont be stopped in the entrace next time i visit(note: i didnt hear anyone saying sorry for the inconvience they put me through). on my next visit, it was still the same. i was still blocked. again i called cher. i was allowed to enter and was promised again to have my account fixed for my next visit. sadly, i was blocked again for the third time but this time i didnt have to ask them to call cher because they already recognized me. for my whole stay(until march 22, i was not able to enter the gym without talking to the receptionist, sometimes i had to call cher since not all the receptionists recognize me. sobrang hassle. parang walang kwenta yung id scanner kung kailangan ko pa magpakilala.)
during my stay, i constantly get calls from them. i hate it because they just kept on asking if i can bring some friends to join the gym (and i always said no). sometimes they even call during my class hours. i hate getting spammed in emails. tapos sila tatawag pa sa cell.
my last visit, march 22, i was with my friend. when we arrived the gym was full. all the 20+ threadmills were in use. we werent also able to use any machine because all of them were being used. that dealt the final blow so it became my final visit.it was ok since my membership was supposed to end march 30 anyway. i thought it wud end april 20 since it was supposedly 3months but they said my january counted as a month(daya talaga).
during summer, i was receiving txt messages from them. they texted me every month asking me for my payment for that month. i never replied because it will just waste my txt and my time. lately i started to get those texts more often. twice a week. kapal talaga.
this morning someone from fitness first called me. she was asking for my payment for the month. i told her i dont go to the gym anymore. she asked why and i told her sobrang puno yung gym(kapal talaga sobrang puno na nga kinukulit pa ko). she said sayang naman because computerized daw(she was kinda vague, i think she was referring to their database that sends letters to their members to collect payments, which i received yesterday). she even said hindi daw nacredit sa credit card ko. hello? i paid them in cash when i started. i dont have a credit card.
im not the only one who experienced these problems, i have 2 other friends who also suffered the same thing. im not sure if the ones they referred to the gym also experienced the same.
right now im a new gym(my 2nd, my first gym was fitness 1st) . i can definitely say that their services are not worth my money. in my current gym, there are more friendly trainers and you will rarely experience waiting before you can use a machine.
i just want everyone to know this. i hate it when i see fitness first advertisements. it doesnt say anything about their service. and after the members get traumatized by their bad service, they continue to plague them by doing stuff that only make them look very desperate for more memberships.
anyone who wants to share any experiences? good or bad is fine