Bally's just wants your money
I worked for Bally Total Fitness for 7 years in Chicago land area. I worked at several locations through out the years. As a former employee of Bally in Oxnard CA I seriously feel for any member or employee who enters this club. I was terminated for turning in a pedophile who is on their staff. Because this person was a high seller of Personal Training they felt in in their best interest to keep him and turn a blind eye. Watch the news for this one and keep your children away from Bally of Oxnard!!
As an employee this is how I feel: Bally's is about making the CHA CHING $$$$$$ and politics (it's all about who you know, and how well do you know them) who you keep it tight with will reflect on you future advancements with in the company... As long as you make the company a lot of money they will look out for you.
To make a lot of money a lot of times the sales people miss represent when they sale, just to get the sale so they can get paid. They lie to survive (about the terms of the membership, prices, dues, etc..) Sales people get paid straight commission, what was not fair to the employees was if the member stopped their membership or did not make the payments they would take the commission back from you 3 or 4 months later, you will get hit in the ass when you get short on your commission check. They pay you for the sale in the end of the month and then if the member doesn't pay their monthly membership fee they take money back from the employees check... How real is that ?????
As you can see Bally's makes money not just off the members but employees as well... As a member today: I have no other choice but Bally Total Fitness as it's the closest facility to my house and my job, after all this years that I made them money every month year after year my membership should be free, but it's not, I made them millions, I was one of the top sales people in Chicago land area... yes Bally's is all about making $$$$$$$$$$
They don't care if you work out and get in shape, as long as you pay your monthly membership on time, they can care less, they kiss your ass when you first step in the door, they give you the famous tour of the club and go over the prices with you and they got your ass and your money, after you are sold who the hell cares. Either way you get screwed by Bally's if you are a member or as an employee.