Bally's Sweating Over Debt

Bally's Sweating Over Debt

There are 27 comments on the Journal & Topics Newspapers story from Mar 21, 2007, titled Bally's Sweating Over Debt. In it, Journal & Topics Newspapers reports that:

Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp., with a Mt. Prospect location on Rand Road, may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection if they are unable to reconstruct its debt.

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Concerned

United States

#22 Dec 3, 2007
Bally's needs to freshen thier look. For starters the hours they offer are not accomodating. The club I used to go to on 87th and Kedzie used to have extended hours on the weekends, they now close at 6 pm. With competition from clubs such as X Treme you would think they would consider extending the hours to possibly 24 hours. In addition some of the interiors are old and filthy.
Dannielle

Farmington, MN

#24 Dec 3, 2007
Toofless wrote:
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Old and filthy? how about disgusting? Not to mention some of the creeps lurking in the steam rooms, saunas, and showers? Larry Craig at work.
You got that picture from goole images!
lewis

AOL

#26 Jul 14, 2008
tom667 wrote:
There is nothing going into maintenance at my club in Port Chester, NY. Machines have been broken for over a month, no cleaning supplies (or a minimal amount) are used. Everything is falling apart. But when the dollars do not come in for new memberships, everything internally slides. Here in NY/CT, the private clubs are killing them, so the vicious cycle continues. Declining membership, then no maintenance, nothing to sell, then Chapter 11!!
I am looking for a contract from a Ballys Fitness Center located anywhere in Ct. I have a dispute with them and lost mine. Thank you.
lewis

AOL

#27 Jul 14, 2008
I am looking for a copy of a contrat from any Ballys Fitness center in CT. I have a dispute with them and lost mine. You can delete your name and info from the contract. Thank you.
Kay

Surprise, AZ

#28 Nov 6, 2011
I signed up for a no contract, $16.00 a month membership. Bally's takes 7.99 out of my account every two weeks... I just found a random $29.99 charge on my account that I DID NOT AUTHORIZE. I believe that would be FRAUD.
Tony

Roseville, MI

#29 Nov 18, 2011
@ Kaye in Green Valley, I have been a manager for BTF for 12 yrs, the $29.99 fee was an annual fee. We just started the bi-weekly payment plan mid August. Unfortunately, when you signed the agreement on the electronic pad, it stated on the SECOND signature that you had to pay the annual fee. Quit bitching because your uneducated ass never learned to READ AND ASK QUESTIONS about what your signing!!!!!!-Tony Biela
Jay

Saint Louis, MO

#30 Nov 18, 2011
Seriously Tony?!?!?!?!?! Way to go promoting a postitive and professional image for us with Bally Total Fitness!! Anyone who is a manager should never speak this way to our members, no exceptions!!!! If I was your higher up I would fire you. This is not acceptable in any way!! This kind of behavior is what prevents us from making money and profiting as a brand. This kind of attitude is what has contributed to the Bally brand falling, and until people like you are replaced and we have quality management leading us into the future we will continue to fail...
Kaye, I apologize for the misunderstanding and the poor customer service provided here by this "manager" and you should have been notified about this fee when you enrolled.
Tony wrote:
@ Kaye in Green Valley, I have been a manager for BTF for 12 yrs, the $29.99 fee was an annual fee. We just started the bi-weekly payment plan mid August. Unfortunately, when you signed the agreement on the electronic pad, it stated on the SECOND signature that you had to pay the annual fee. Quit bitching because your uneducated ass never learned to READ AND ASK QUESTIONS about what your signing!!!!!!-Tony Biela

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