Bally Total Fitness - THEFTS - North Bergen/Union City location

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DAP

Yonkers, NY

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Anybody on here a member of this garbage gym? Seems to be there is almost a DAILY occurence of locker break-ins according to the police out there. I had multiple items stolen yesterday from the mens locker room, seems to be someone is going around with, must be large bolt cutters and ripping off wallets, jewelry etc..
According to the officer I spoke with this happens constantly at this gym and Bally's is doing nothing about it. Same thing happens in the parking lot of that entire complex with GPS units being stolen.
Yes my lesson was learned not to bring valuables to a gym anymore. I had a high security (haha) master lock that was cut off. The thing that gets me, is that that locker room is just one big square and you can see everything. I find it hard to believe that no one saw anything. So if this is happening daily, I am leaning towards it being an inside job with maybe employees involved. The officer also agreed with me on that considering he told me he gets called there almost daily.
The staff there is beyond incompetent. They could care less and were giving me excuses. They said, oh this never happened before, then the guy who was filling out his little theft sheet (not a manager)got surprised when I said to call the cops.
Seeing how most of those employees at this particular location are thugs along with most of this gyms clientele who probably just got out of prison, I can see why all these thefts at this location happen every day.
Just putting the word out and seeing if this has happened to anyone else. I'm done with this particular gym, I know this can happen anywhere but it is RAMPANT at this gym.
Hey upset guy

Stamford, CT

#2 Jan 2, 2009
I understand you must be upset nd I don't blame you. But be logical about it, I mean you admit your stupidity-do not bring valuables to the inconpetent's gym (by that I mean the staff.)I do hate going to this particula bally's gym as well, but so far there's not other in the area; I live in weehawken-just to attend a gym in Secaucus but that one closed some time ago. My point; Just stop being childish and take it like a man-don't take it out on the rest clientele.
Gym girl

Union City, NJ

#3 Jan 13, 2009
I can't say I have been robbed yet but as a white female who likes to work out hard I hate this gym and it's the only one I can go to. The guys just stare at you it is awful. I am pissed off and stressed out the entire time I am there. Union City is disgusting and so is that gym.
mimi

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jan 17, 2009
gym girl do u drive
Jon410

Germantown, MD

#5 Jan 20, 2009
I was a member at Bally's Total fitness in Towson Maryland and 3 times I had my locker broken into.I had my wallet with car keys taken.The first and second time that this happened I talked to the staff and I was told that they would try to keep an eye on the locker room.They also said that they would keep an eye out for suspicious people.They also have sign posted that says please don't bring your gym bag onto the gym floor so I put it in a locker and locked it.This has been a huge source of
hassle and frustration.I think that people should get together and sue Bally's Total Fitness.
karen

Hometown, IL

#6 Jan 21, 2009
I agree, My purse stolen after realizing that someone used gym cutters to gain accesss to my locker. After my locker was cut they put another locker with my clothes, keys and bag inside. I had the staff cut open the lock because I remembered where I put my belongings. Sure enough my belongings with the exception of my purse was there. Lesson learned...not to bring ANY valuables into the club. You really can't leave in parking lot because cars are broken into. I contacted my credit card companies, placed a fraud alert online, made an over the phone police report. I kind of question was this an inside job too. Only because we the rash on lockers being cut it's hard someone without bally's clothing and ID tag is standing there with street clothes cutting locks.
wow

Little Falls, NJ

#7 Jan 31, 2009
I knew it...
that gym sucks...
i can just IMAGINE the kind of guys there are in there...
thanks for this!
Recent gym signer-upper

Fair Lawn, NJ

#8 Feb 2, 2009
I just joined the gym after seeing their no contract or fees besides 29.99 per month. All the guys are mostly downstairs and the classes are usually for girls which is what I like to go to.. I didnt have a lock one day and the membership director quickly handed me his to borrow...

I am told that theft occurs at a looott of gyms (hell, I live in Weehawken and my gps was stolen out my car... IT WAS EVEN HIDDEN underneath!!) It's just the price we have to pay to live in an area with a view that everyone envies...!)

aanyways its better than going to Can-Do fitness in Edgewater (where the classes are mediocre!) and having them rob you out of FEES AND MEMBERSHIP... bally's can steal my nasty gym socks all they wannttt..:-p)
nb chick

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Feb 3, 2009
yea i use to work there as a trainer...theft there was bad..my friends hummer h2 got broken into like 3 times!!!
ale1 nj

Elizabeth, NJ

#10 Mar 12, 2009
Thank for the information I was planning on going tonight for the first time to try a class out, but given this, I will not even attempt.
bah

United States

#11 Apr 12, 2009
od
Sickened Resident NB

Jersey City, NJ

#12 Jun 4, 2009
I've been going to this gym for over 2 years; I havenít had anything stolen or my vehicle broken in. I no agree with the quality of people who attend the gym... My biggest complaint would be the overcrowding and the unsanitary conditions that exist in the locker room and bathrooms. This is completely unacceptable, unfortunately I live 7 minutes away and I've been a ballyís member since 1999... Wow is looking like the alternative, Can - Do is immaculate but who want to pay 85 dollars a month just for individual shower, mouth wash and aromatic soaps.
gum Rat

Bellmore, NY

#13 Jun 5, 2009
I loveee ballys
not all the guys there a disgusting
there's this one particular guy ive had
my eyes on for like 3months now
we just say hi....but he doesnt seem to be forward or a show off heheh...
i work out there, i take the classes which are greattttttttttt i dont bring valuables, so i know im safe...my stuff wont get taken hehe
so yeahhh ( and for that guy if you ever read this i think its time we stop saying hellos and start saying how yah doin LOL) im so cheesy
gym Rat

Bellmore, NY

#14 Jun 5, 2009
Gym girl wrote:
I can't say I have been robbed yet but as a white female who likes to work out hard I hate this gym and it's the only one I can go to. The guys just stare at you it is awful. I am pissed off and stressed out the entire time I am there. Union City is disgusting and so is that gym.
im not from union city but who are you to say a place is disgusting...if you don't like it there then get the hell out...and who goes to the gym and feel stressed out!!!??? seriously, if you think its that bad just leave!!! and why you get worried about men looking at you, its a freaking gym its a public gym at that ofcourse they are gonna stare and hey if you look good what are you worried abouttt!!! guess you don't!
Bart

United States

#15 Aug 17, 2009
Iam bally's member for 6 years now. Yesterday I was working out late in the afternoon and when I got back my lock was just cut. They just took cash ( around$350) left my Id, keys and credit cards not touched. I learned my lesson hard. Don't bring nothing to the club. They cut at least 7 locks. Police doesn't do anything about it, I will go today to talk to their manager. Probably won't help too. Forgot to mention it happened august 16th, 2009 Chicago bally's at Cumberland and catherine. What's funny their headquarter I believe , is .5 miles away from this gym
Big Bobby

Yonkers, NY

#16 Sep 16, 2009
Don't support that gym
ana

Manhasset, NY

#17 Dec 2, 2009
i hope you've quit by now..you seem to have a lot of complaints..just quit the gym..go to another. if you're gona give me a reason as to why you havent, clearly, the gym has something for you.
DAP wrote:
Anybody on here a member of this garbage gym? Seems to be there is almost a DAILY occurence of locker break-ins according to the police out there. I had multiple items stolen yesterday from the mens locker room, seems to be someone is going around with, must be large bolt cutters and ripping off wallets, jewelry etc..
According to the officer I spoke with this happens constantly at this gym and Bally's is doing nothing about it. Same thing happens in the parking lot of that entire complex with GPS units being stolen.
Yes my lesson was learned not to bring valuables to a gym anymore. I had a high security (haha) master lock that was cut off. The thing that gets me, is that that locker room is just one big square and you can see everything. I find it hard to believe that no one saw anything. So if this is happening daily, I am leaning towards it being an inside job with maybe employees involved. The officer also agreed with me on that considering he told me he gets called there almost daily.
The staff there is beyond incompetent. They could care less and were giving me excuses. They said, oh this never happened before, then the guy who was filling out his little theft sheet (not a manager)got surprised when I said to call the cops.
Seeing how most of those employees at this particular location are thugs along with most of this gyms clientele who probably just got out of prison, I can see why all these thefts at this location happen every day.
Just putting the word out and seeing if this has happened to anyone else. I'm done with this particular gym, I know this can happen anywhere but it is RAMPANT at this gym.
ana

Manhasset, NY

#18 Dec 2, 2009
jesus. get over youself.
wow wrote:
I knew it...
that gym sucks...
i can just IMAGINE the kind of guys there are in there...
thanks for this!
aaa

Manhasset, NY

#19 Dec 2, 2009
i dont really understand why you dont just stop going there. um. go to another... drive further. whatever. better than bitching about getting robbed.
Jon410 wrote:
I was a member at Bally's Total fitness in Towson Maryland and 3 times I had my locker broken into.I had my wallet with car keys taken.The first and second time that this happened I talked to the staff and I was told that they would try to keep an eye on the locker room.They also said that they would keep an eye out for suspicious people.They also have sign posted that says please don't bring your gym bag onto the gym floor so I put it in a locker and locked it.This has been a huge source of
hassle and frustration.I think that people should get together and sue Bally's Total Fitness.
I just got robbed

United States

#20 Feb 9, 2010
Well I got robbed at the ballys on Rogers Park (chicago)some body cut my lock too. They got my credit cards, atm, car keys, house keys, cell phone and winter clothing. I almost sure were the employees..they just laugh when I told them..the manager didnt want to file a claim so I went to the police, they told me that they have more than 40 complains for the same thing in the last 30 days.It seems that Ballys dont give a shit about the customers after you sign that contract. After you sign, you are in your own!

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