Nashville NFC Gym Closed; Members Still Charged

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Concerned Member

Morristown, TN

#1 Aug 11, 2009
Gym Closed; Members Still Charged /Newschannel5.com/National Fitness Center
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A local fitness center shut its doors, but the monthly membership dues are still being drafted. Members of the "National Fitness Center" in Smyrna say they are the victims of a fitness scam.

"National Fitness" president Lee Sloan, out of Knoxville, says he purchased five NFC's, locally, from a bankrupt World Gym.

Apparent Scam Better Business Bureau Scored F
BBB Rating for National Fitness Center
Based on BBB files, National Fitness Center has a BBB Rating of F.

Reasons for this rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
41 complaints filed against business
Failure to respond to 17 complaints filed against business.
11 complaints filed against business that were not resolved.

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp...
Are You Kidding me Ethics

AOL

#2 Mar 17, 2010
Ethics 101 Are you kidding me ???
John Captain and Lee Sloan have shut down 4 of the 5 clubs they purhased in Nashville last year and have left thousands of members without a Gym to go to and are still taking money out of their accounts every month (As they say..per contract.........)
Ethics 101 you may want to call Attorney Matt Sexton for he has over 7 Lawsuits that are being filed due to poor business practices and Ethics, The Attorney General has also looked into filling a class action lawsuit due to the extreem high number of complaints against National Fitness according to the Better Business Bureau .
Look at their turn over of staff and the fact that their billing department goes under alias name so they can hide when they lie , cheat and steal. The staff has even openly admitted that they are ashamed to be seen in public and afraid at times to be seen outside of the gym, due to high volume of angry customers and complaints. The staff there has told me when I work out that they do not get paid what they are owed, there are always paycheck issues and the owners are the biggest crooks in town but they have no where else to go due to the economy and unemployment rate in Morristown. Lee Sloan and his monkey looking Ass kicked Adam out because John Captain told him too and from what the staff has told me in confidence is that Lee Sloane is a "Yes Man" and John Captains "Slave Puppet" He has no say or courage of his own and just does what Big Daddy Captain tells him to do. Adam sold me product last week and it was at his store and is a perfect example of great customer service. Unlike National Fitness that hides behind telephone at their headquarters in knoxville in a building from what the Manager Luana has told me has NO address and NO signs so No one can find them , and allows Lee Sloane ,John Captain and Helen Captain to hide. I have lived in Morristown for over 15 years and have never seen such a unethical poor business in this town. I feel sorry for some of the staff there in Morristown, The have confided in me of thier disatifaction but feel they have no where to go. Here is some more info on The Pot calling the Kettle Black..........Here is a copy of the news article..If you have doubt call Attorney Matt Sexton or the Nashville News Station..........Gym Closed; Members Still Charged /Newschannel5.com/National Fitness Center
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A local fitness center shut its doors, but the monthly membership dues are still being drafted. Members of the "National Fitness Center" in Smyrna say they are the victims of a fitness scam.
"National Fitness" president Lee Sloan, out of Knoxville, says he purchased five NFC's, locally, from a bankrupt World Gym.
Apparent Scam Better Business Bureau Scored F
BBB Rating for National Fitness Center
Based on BBB files, National Fitness Center has a BBB Rating of F.
Reasons for this rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
61 complaints filed against business
Failure to respond to 57 complaints filed against business.
51 complaints filed against business that were not resolved
They ALSO ARE DOWNSIZING THEIR STAFF AT THE MORRISTOWN NATIONAL FITNESS, LESS STAFF, LESS TRAINERS, AND THEY DO NOT PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES ON TIME OR PAY THEM EVERYTHING THAY ARE OWED. IT IS IN THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. NOT TALKING A FEW HUNDRED. I FOUND THIS OUT FROM TALKING WITH SOME OF THEIR FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINERS THAT ARE THERE. JUST ASK THEM, THEY WILL TELL YOU. JUST LOOK AT YHE TURNOVER AND THE LACK OF STAFF, I FOUND OUT MORE AS I ASK THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES. THE OWNER JOHN CAPTAIN THEY SAY IS A CRIMINAL AND IS MONEY HUNGRY TO THE EXTREEM.
well great

Granbury, TX

#3 Mar 18, 2010
and i just joined this gym!!!
Nick

Nashville, TN

#4 Jun 18, 2010
Are You Kidding me Ethics wrote:
Ethics 101 Are you kidding me ???
John Captain and Lee Sloan have shut down 4 of the 5 clubs they purhased in Nashville last year and have left thousands of members without a Gym to go to and are still taking money out of their accounts every month (As they say..per contract.........)
Ethics 101 you may want to call Attorney Matt Sexton for he has over 7 Lawsuits that are being filed due to poor business practices and Ethics, The Attorney General has also looked into filling a class action lawsuit due to the extreem high number of complaints against National Fitness according to the Better Business Bureau .
Look at their turn over of staff and the fact that their billing department goes under alias name so they can hide when they lie , cheat and steal. The staff has even openly admitted that they are ashamed to be seen in public and afraid at times to be seen outside of the gym, due to high volume of angry customers and complaints. The staff there has told me when I work out that they do not get paid what they are owed, there are always paycheck issues and the owners are the biggest crooks in town but they have no where else to go due to the economy and unemployment rate in Morristown. Lee Sloan and his monkey looking Ass kicked Adam out because John Captain told him too and from what the staff has told me in confidence is that Lee Sloane is a "Yes Man" and John Captains "Slave Puppet" He has no say or courage of his own and just does what Big Daddy Captain tells him to do. Adam sold me product last week and it was at his store and is a perfect example of great customer service. Unlike National Fitness that hides behind telephone at their headquarters in knoxville in a building from what the Manager Luana has told me has NO address and NO signs so No one can find them , and allows Lee Sloane ,John Captain and Helen Captain to hide. I have lived in Morristown for over 15 years and have never seen such a unethical poor business in this town. I feel sorry for some of the staff there in Morristown, The have confided in me of thier disatifaction but feel they have no where to go. Here is some more info on The Pot calling the Kettle Black..........Here is a copy of the news article..If you have doubt call Attorney Matt Sexton or the Nashville News Station..........Gym Closed; Members Still Charged /Newschannel5.com/National Fitness Center
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A local fitness center shut its doors, but the monthly membership dues are still being drafted. Members of the "National Fitness Center" in Smyrna say they are the victims of a fitness scam.
"National Fitness" president Lee Sloan, out of Knoxville, says he purchased five NFC's, locally, from a bankrupt World Gym.
Apparent Scam Better Business Bureau Scored F
BBB Rating for National Fitness Center
Based on BBB files, National Fitness Center has a BBB Rating of F.
Reasons for this rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
61 complaints filed against business
Failure to respond to 57 complaints filed against business.
51 complaints filed against business that were not resolved
They ALSO ARE DOWNSIZING THEIR STAFF AT THE MORRISTOWN NATIONAL FITNESS, LESS STAFF, LESS TRAINERS, AND THEY DO NOT PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES ON TIME OR PAY THEM EVERYTHING THAY ARE OWED. IT IS IN THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. NOT TALKING A FEW HUNDRED. I FOUND THIS OUT FROM TALKING WITH SOME OF THEIR FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINERS THAT ARE THERE. JUST ASK THEM, THEY WILL TELL YOU. JUST LOOK AT YHE TURNOVER AND THE LACK OF STAFF, I FOUND OUT MORE AS I ASK THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES. THE OWNER JOHN CAPTAIN THEY SAY IS A CRIMINAL AND IS MONEY HUNGRY TO THE EXTREEM.
Anyone happen to know how to contact Matt Sexton?
Yep

United States

#6 Feb 13, 2011
Matt Sexton works at Bacon, Jessee, and Perkins in Morristown. Should be in the yellowpages
Ben

Morristown, TN

#7 Feb 14, 2011
I'll say one thing. If the NFC in Morristown should go out of business, then I think one there's only one solution to that old plaza structure....Bring back Rose's!
Keith Thoma

Nashville, TN

#8 Feb 23, 2011
Ben wrote:
I'll say one thing. If the NFC in Morristown should go out of business, then I think one there's only one solution to that old plaza structure....Bring back Rose's!
Does anyone know if there is a class action lawsuit pending against NFC? I've been jerked around by them ever since they've closed the Smyrna, TN location and I still have a year left on my contract!!

KT
lol

Bean Station, TN

#9 Feb 23, 2011
your talkin about the same Matt Sexton who just graduated law school and does all of Don Bunch's scam attorney work? His wife is in law school and looks like big bird on sesame street? lol he's a very low quality attorney and hasn't even had a license to practice law long enough not to laugh at. There are several very good attorney's in this city with decades of experience in this type of thing, but do what you want lol, waste your money.
Barbara

Tullahoma, TN

#10 Jun 14, 2011
The NFC is one of the most unethical groups I have ever encountered. They make false promises and thumb their noses at the Better Business Bureau and the TN State Division of Consumer Affairs. I would glady be part of a class action suit against these slimey people. Will see if I can find a way to contact Matt Sexton.
Brad

Doerun, GA

#11 Jun 14, 2011
I was a member at the NFC. The three year contract is BS. I just stopped payments. Changed my bank card. They called, threatened court action. But they can't. Their contract has no merit.

So...just stop paying it and tell them to take the low road.
Wildali

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#12 Jul 12, 2011
Did you still having problems with this people? I'm going to do the same.
Brad wrote:
I was a member at the NFC. The three year contract is BS. I just stopped payments. Changed my bank card. They called, threatened court action. But they can't. Their contract has no merit.
So...just stop paying it and tell them to take the low road.
Eric

Shelbyville, TN

#13 Jul 12, 2011
Won't it affect your credit by stopping payments on the account??
Amy

White Bluff, TN

#14 Sep 2, 2011
I moved to Nashville recently and I was told I could not cancel my membership because I could apply at an affiliate club to transfer my membership HOWEVER this club did not have to honor my contract or the amount I was paying each month. TOTAL CRAP!! I am considering contacting an lawyer but since I just moved here I dont know anyone. Can anyone from the ex-Smyrna club recommend a lawyer. Billing and cancellation wont even return my emails now, I want to change my card but I hate to change my acct number I have had for 10 years bcus of some SCUM fitness club. Any suggestions??
Thanks-
possible info

Marshall, NC

#15 Sep 3, 2011
Amy wrote:
I moved to Nashville recently and I was told I could not cancel my membership because I could apply at an affiliate club to transfer my membership HOWEVER this club did not have to honor my contract or the amount I was paying each month. TOTAL CRAP!! I am considering contacting an lawyer but since I just moved here I dont know anyone. Can anyone from the ex-Smyrna club recommend a lawyer. Billing and cancellation wont even return my emails now, I want to change my card but I hate to change my acct number I have had for 10 years bcus of some SCUM fitness club. Any suggestions??
Thanks-
If those are listed as 'affiliate' clubs, u don't have to apply or join them at all. The whole definition of affiliations is that, though the names are different, they must honor the contract from the sister club. I read the affiliate book the NFC in Morristown showed me when I was being transferred to Memphis. It said once I had used the affiliated club for 30 consecutive days, I had to sign a contract with them but with no $ involved. Just a new member card for their gym, & it stated they had to honor it up to 2yrs. At which point I would have the option to join their gym. However, I was advised by the NFC staff, I would still have to write a cancellation letter to avoid the month to month charges by them at the expiration date. If the clubs they gave u are not honoring that policy, then they should be reported to the IPFA company & removed from the affiliate list.
i just love it

Mount Holly, NC

#16 Sep 3, 2011
I can not understand how anyone with enough since, to wipe their butt, without getting it on their hand, would sign a three year contract. After all the people in this town with lifetime membership to how many clubs? If my memory is right, there has been 4 clubs sale these memberships, and they are all gone! After the owners put all that money in remodeling and buying the equipment, if people would have stood together and refused to sign those contracts, they would have had to sell the memberships at a reasonable price and month to month! But its really not even a gym, its a social club for the rich. I went and looked around, then they told me the packages deals they offered, and told me I had to sign a contract for three years, and pay it, even I got hurt and could not work out, or lost my job and it was either food for my kids or pay them. I laughed in their face and walked out! People must not use common since, when they sit there and sign that.
Interesting

United States

#17 Nov 27, 2011
lol wrote:
your talkin about the same Matt Sexton who just graduated law school and does all of Don Bunch's scam attorney work? His wife is in law school and looks like big bird on sesame street? lol he's a very low quality attorney and hasn't even had a license to practice law long enough not to laugh at. There are several very good attorney's in this city with decades of experience in this type of thing, but do what you want lol, waste your
money.
What scam work does he do for Don Bunch, how are you so privileged to know it is 'scam' work? And if he is straight out of law school and a low quality attorney, why would Don Bunch -- a wealthy man who can afford anyone in town -- hire him? I don't think you have a clue what you're talking about.

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