Ex-patron sues Urban Active over cont...

Ex-patron sues Urban Active over contract | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 10 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 15, 2011, titled Ex-patron sues Urban Active over contract | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Urban Active, the fitness-club chain under fire from the Better Business Bureau for its sales practices, also was hit with a lawsuit this week alleging that it violated the state's consumer-protection laws.

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Anonymous

Cleveland, OH

#1 Apr 15, 2011
This JUST happened to me in Cleveland. I was told as long as I gave a 60 day notice to UA, that I would be out of the contract. Well, that was after I had to buy out the contract for $394.00 (plus a $10 cancellation fee). I also got half-hour sessions, which I was told were supposed to be an hour. My first session was an hour, and the 2nd was a half-hour. They also baited and switched me with one trainer for another (after I specifically asked for the first trainer). I have spent so much money on UA, and for NOTHING. Go Amber! This needs to be exposed!
Scooby Doo

Southfield, MI

#2 Apr 15, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
This JUST happened to me in Cleveland. I was told as long as I gave a 60 day notice to UA, that I would be out of the contract. Well, that was after I had to buy out the contract for $394.00 (plus a $10 cancellation fee). I also got half-hour sessions, which I was told were supposed to be an hour. My first session was an hour, and the 2nd was a half-hour. They also baited and switched me with one trainer for another (after I specifically asked for the first trainer). I have spent so much money on UA, and for NOTHING. Go Amber! This needs to be exposed!
I guess they could have gotten away with this if it hadn't been for those kids and that pesky dog!
Dorothea -Dot- Horowitz

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 15, 2011
I hope i get rich off this one!
john z

Canal Winchester, OH

#4 Apr 15, 2011
Urban Active is a ripoff.....never sign up for anything when the charges are deducted from your checking account. Can you spell Mafia backed?
JG_Wentworth_III

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 15, 2011
LOL looks like Royce Pulliam and co are in the limelight now. Bet they hate the scorching illumination of the truth being shined on them right now. Just like c-ock roaches, they hate light.

Let's see if he's up to doing a media interview to handle the allegations with NBC4 or other investigative journalism media. Wanna bet he declines all offers of presenting his side?
Just like a c-ock roach, he will want to scurry back into the darkness as quickly as possible! You can bet all central Ohio UA gym staff have already been formally notified by management to not respond or acknowledge any awareness of the problems written about in the Dispatch.

UA training programs are designed to scam people. They just want as much access to your wallet as they can get, just like the mob mentality they represent. An apple doesn't ever fall far from it's tree.

End of story.
justagirl

Matthews, NC

#6 Apr 21, 2011
Does anyone actually KNOW the exact steps to take in order to guarantee you have followed UA's "protocol", ie scam to break from them? I was in bodybuilding in my early 20s and never, ever ventured into the likes of Golds, Ballys, etc because of this kind of bs here. Here I am mid 40s, going against what I knew to begin with.... Stay away from the "all appearances" gyms. They will take you and break you, and not in the way they need to do. WTF......
dont believe the hype

Cincinnati, OH

#7 May 8, 2011
JG_Wentworth_III wrote:
LOL looks like Royce Pulliam and co are in the limelight now. Bet they hate the scorching illumination of the truth being shined on them right now. Just like c-ock roaches, they hate light.
Let's see if he's up to doing a media interview to handle the allegations with NBC4 or other investigative journalism media. Wanna bet he declines all offers of presenting his side?
Just like a c-ock roach, he will want to scurry back into the darkness as quickly as possible! You can bet all central Ohio UA gym staff have already been formally notified by management to not respond or acknowledge any awareness of the problems written about in the Dispatch.
UA training programs are designed to scam people. They just want as much access to your wallet as they can get, just like the mob mentality they represent. An apple doesn't ever fall far from it's tree.
End of story.
LOL.. big bucks Royce! im glad folks are recoznizing the scam as these folks are simply racking up huge numbers and then selling the gyms ie. golds/urban active. i had a friend that had a stroke and had too call golds gym aka urban active too opt out of his membership and man it tactic after tactic.... i know of many folks screwed by this entire urban active scam. i was a member for 2yrs at golds before urban active pasted their name on the board. i joined on a corporate deal with a bunch of co workers fr a police dept in cincinnati only too find out that my memberhship was terminated! little did we know months later that many of us had the same bs happen. it was determined that urban active sales person named rich/colerain location was a convicted felon who hated cops! so after signing everyone up on this corporate deal and pickin up the fat commissions fr us he terminated all of us based on our employment! when you are thrown under the bus...( urban active) you can forget calling up the chain of command in louisville as they wont take calls unless you are joining too spend money! urban active is a money machine that operates like a churn n burn brokerage house where stats are a priority over the actual folks paying for it all! the members! urban active is huge scam! i remember the gym mgr hittin the gin bottle, a sales dude fresh outta prison for gsi charges. hell the gym was even burglarized ie. inside job as they hired criminals... most of their felons working there n living in weekly hotels were put finally slammed on the evening news locally. they were all ripping off colerain golds gym! it was insane! urban active/golds gym, a numbers game! not me..
Why I Hate Gyms

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 21, 2011
Urban Active is one of the biggest scams out there. I signed a 24-month contract for a family membership for my husband and I--well, since that time we got divorced. I talked with "one of the managers" at my home gym who told me that they can "amend" the contract since I was paying a ridiculous amount of money to the gym, but nothing happened. A month later I emailed my gym through their Web site asking them to simply explain the charges every month--no response. Well I had enough and yesterday I posted something on Twitter...funny, the corporate office responded and told me to send an email via the Web site to the corporate office--only problem, there is no email on the site. Within about 2 hours, the "manager"--I use this term loosely--contacted me to discuss the issue. After I finally got through to him; side note, they screen their calls, it took him a good 5 minutes to figure out who I was and he claimed that he was not told my corporate to contact me. After we discussed the situation, he told me "there is nothing I can do for you"; that just got me fired up and my response was "and this is why you have an F rating from the Better Business Bureau and have a class action lawsuit filed against you." He told me that the lawsuit had nothing to do with the contract...well, he was wrong. Then he told me that I couldn't read. Wow! Talk about customer service!
Urban Active Overrated

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 23, 2011
Apparently Urban Active seems more interested in getting new customers into their pyramid scam than actually helping their current dissatisfied customers. Their unethical practices have led to being unaccredited by the Better Business Bureau. They might have tried to be better, but their are rip-off artists. If you do anything, please do not fall for their scam, bullying tactics and over-exhaustive sales tactics. In the end, you will be unhappy and frustrated with their services. They do NOT put the customer first.
ben dover

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Jan 8, 2013
ua focked my a55 hard. it looked like i had a pink sock hangin out of my but when they were finished

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