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LA Fitness

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1628 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 461-0227

Today: 5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bally Total Fitness is one of the largest nationwide commercial operators of fitness centers in the United States. It has nearly 400 facilities in 29 states, Mexico, Canada, Korea, China and the Caribbean under the Bally Total Fitness, Pinnacle Fitness, Bally Sports Clubs and Sports Clubs of Canada brands. The company offers a platform for distribution of a range of products and services targeted to active, fitness-conscious adult consumers. Bally Total Fitness offers personal training services, a line of nutritional supplements and in-club retail stores in its fitness centers. It also distributes its private label nutritional products and portable fitness equipment through major retailers and grocery stores. The company is a source for leading consumer product and service companies interested in reaching club members. Bally Total Fitness has entered marketing agreements with Pepsi-Cola Company, Gatorade, Unilever, Colgate, Household International and Kraft.

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Fax: (323) 461-9106

TollFree: (800) 230-1012

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Central LA, Central Hollywood, Hollywood Studio District
Gymnasiums, Health Clubs, Personal Fitness Trainers, Exercise & Physical Fitness Programs, Physical Fitness Consultants & Trainers
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Price Range : Average


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Looking For A Great Work Out Or Class?

Well, LA Fitness has it all!

Today I went to the 1628 North El Centro Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90028 location for a Yoga Class and had a Great Experience with Charlie.

Charlie is one of their Highly Qualified Yoga Instructors and Yes, he will Make You Work Hard!

I want to personally Thank Charlie for offering a Fantastic Yoga Class back on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Sincerely yours,

Howard Paul Shore
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First impression was the worst impression.

This is in hope that the owners read this. I do not believe they would allow this to continue if they had knowledge of it.
I and a friend were told by our doctor we have to work out.
On the Web it was $15 a month for Bally’s, so we went.
Pulling into the car park next door the man on the cell phone sprawled out in a chair waved to us. On asking could we park for a short time as we wanted to see if we would join Bally’s he just wave us on with a simple yes. Where he did not really indicate. So we drove on up and parked. He did not tell us we needed to buy a token to get out.
We walked in to the front desk. Three people on it. The girl looked at me smiling and said the phone keeps ringing of the hook, then does not speak into it, lifts it up presses a button and puts it down not answering, why tell me? We asked if we could look around with the idea of becoming members. The young man tells us to fill in a form first before we can look around, why I had not decided to join yet, I filled it in.
Then he says he will show us around, a short distance on he says “give us your driving licenses” and you can go round on your own as I’m really busy and have to go back to the desk. They were not answering the phone and there was not one customers at the desk when we came in, so? After a quick walk through we returned to the desk and no one was manning it. The guy came back from a side room and we asked to join for a month to see if we like the place or perhaps a complimentary. He said there was no monthly or complimentary passes, only yearly. We said no to the yearly. After some discussion he then offered us monthly, we said you already told us there wasn’t any monthly, he apologized for that with no explanation as to why. The monthly was considerably higher than the $15 advertised on the Web so we told him we would apply that way and left. Our parking friend is still in the chair on the cell phone, we get in the car and go to the exit we can't get out without a token, I have to get out and explain to everyone that they have to back up, we have to reverse and go back. The guy is still on the cell and then decides to give us the information, we need to get a token to get out.
Watching TV a little after noon on Sunday the following day, Bally’s were advertising a free 7 day pass?
As a landlord and Business owner and my friend a highly qualified Civil Engineer we were amazed at the lack of interest and knowledge the staff showed.
I can’t imagine the place being sanitary in any way with their lazy attitude and lack of training.
Having read the other comments we apparently are not the only ones who have seen this.



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Guys, schulzeb's review is hilarious, but it's NOT TRUE. I go to this gym every day. It is huge, clean and lots of equipment. I used to work out at the Bally's on 7th Street downtown LA and I got tired of having to wait half an hour to use a barbell b/c the mob scene of clients there hoard their weights like they're in their home gym. So Hollywood's Ballys is a pleasure to work out at--lots of space, nicer clientele (as far as ""nice"" goes in Hollyweird) and plenty of equipment. I like how they segment the various areas by body part worked. Schulzeb's reference to the pool being ""a green cesspool of bacteria and sadness"" is not true, but it would make a great song lyric.



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This is the first time i've ever written...

Never in my life have i ever felt compelled, for any reason, to write an online review for a gym or any other facility for that matter. However, the Hollywood Bally's has pushed me to new heights; not with exercise or a an enabling of physical fitness, but with a sheer, unadulterated lack of interest in making this a decent gym. It's tough to know where to start, the filthy machines, the boogers that have somehow found themselves on every railing and handle in the entire building. I feel as if the locker room is an appropriate place to begin. I can only speak for the men's locker room and for all i know, the women's side of things could be a fantastically clean area. However, i can tell you that the entire men's locker room smells horribly of feces and urine (i suspect this has something to do with the feces and urine on the floor of the restrooms). Lockers boast abandoned gym attire that has managed to grow an aroma so pungent that it nearly overpowers the smell of human waste in certain corners. The locker units have been placed far too close to one anther, creating a nearly corridor nearly impossible to navigate.
The locker room notwithstanding, the gym itself only adequately serves as a petri dish for Hollywood's best and brightest communicative diseases. No one wipes off the machines, i have gotten pink eye (seriously, pink eye) twice after trips to the gym. The pool is totally out of the question as it's a green cesspool of bacteria and sadness. If you can somehow manage to get through your gym experience, you are only met with an overly crowded parking garage of which you have to pay for. This is, ultimately, what sent me into this frenzy of blinding anger. Costumers must purchase parking tokens to exit the parking lot. Upon my last trip, no employee would give me change to buy the tokens. I would understand the resistance if i were a weirdo off the street but when you go to the gym juice bar, the gym store and the front desk and they all tell you you're out of luck, something is wrong here.

Despite all of the problems with the gym, Bally's biggest offense comes from it's corporate policy. A membership at Bally's must, at all cost, be avoided. It is extremely important that everyone considering a membership to Bally's understand, unequivocally, what happens when you sign on the dotted line. They will tell you that you can cancel your membership for a fee of $50. This is, in no uncertain terms, false and misleading. The $50 cancellation is only applicable if you move to a location without a Bally's within 25 miles or you procure a doctor's note. So, if you are like me and loath this gym more than the DMV and dentist combined, you're totally out of luck. The only option is to pay for the membership in it's entirety. Which, really, isn't an option at all as you're paying for your membership either way.

Unless you're looking to pay for disappointment, don't make my mistake avoid this gym.



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I signed up for Bally's...they wouldn't give me any information really over the phone. They said rates all depended on what machines I wanted to use. I asked about the enrollment fee and starting fees, they said there were none. I went down there, asked about an enrollment fee, there was none they said. They gave me a tour, I went to sign up and the membership price was much higher than they quoted me and I had a $100 enrollment fee. The staff there is rude and manipulative. Machines break and they don't fix them. They offer special benefits, like free personal trainer sessions, when you sign up, and then they don't give them to you. And the equipment's not that great. Awful gym, sign up at your own risk!



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High Pressure Sales

I went in with a free trial pass I'd printed out, hoping to get a tour, a list of classes and some info on how to get started. I did get a tour but then was led into a small office and barraged with a long agressive sales pitch. The staff member would not let up and when I wouldn't budge on my desire to try the club out before joining, she sent in another staff member to work on me. I felt like I was enduring some sort of interrogation. Needless to say, I never went back.



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Most equipment I;ve seen from a Ballys

This Bally's is really up to date! I went on a crowded night. During peak hours so it was pretty hectic and I didnt have the freedom I wanted in using the machines. I Gave myself a tour of the facilities and was utterly impressed. They got machines that I didnt even know existed. Hey they even have a personal strecting section with strecthing machines! Stretching Machines! They didnt have my personal fav cardio machine the stairstepper. But they certainly make up for it in other areas. Big pool, Gigantic juice bar!!!!! Aswell as plenty of free weight equipment on hand! I just wanna give this place a try when theres hardly any people! Give it a try on a Sunday Morning! Hey its your health were talking about here!

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