Your Gym On Yelp

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    Mar 15, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Sometimes this shit can be funny... backstory: my gym has a losing epidemic, and unfortunately that losing is not the kind involving fat around the midsection. These reviews should shed some light:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/24-hour-fitness-seattle#hrid:ZzwPoBkiHRJRYe61Os4uaQ

    #5 from "Warren", and the one from "Greg" on the bottom of the page: Google Reviews

    I just submitted a review, and I encourage everyone to review their gym as well.

    Post funny reviews about your gym!
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    Mar 16, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    love my gym.

    "The guy at the front desk Kevin is awesome! Defiantly the coolest redhead! Everyone should go see him in the morning! And take him an Apple or banana or something, he's hungry! "

    thought that was funny

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/golds-gym-san-jose-3
  • A_1991

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    Mar 16, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/24-hour-fitness-hawthorne

    "The Perfect Gym...if you are a gangster or daytime hooker..."

    "DON'T YOU DARE GO TO THE RESTROOM!!! ITS FUCKING FILTHY!!! JUST THE SMELL!!! I WENT IN THERE PEE AND WENT OUT AS FAST AS I COULD BUT THE SMELL STAYED IN MY NOSE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR!!!"

    "If you like Magic Johnson 's smiling at you while you work out, this is the place to be."

    "I was extrememly disappointed in the swimming pool. The water stunk and it wasn't from the chlorine. Perhaps the lack of it! I went in the hot tub too but it wasn't hot - and the water was yellow! Maybe it was just alot of pee but I will never return here!"

    "The hot tub is BAD BAD to can you say yellow water with brown hairy foam floating inside. "

    " bathroom was just *disgusting*. I mean there really are no words and i come in the mornings so there's no excuse for this they should be freshly cleaned. The third time one of the stalls had police tape over it "
  • dcmacguy

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    Mar 16, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/washington-sports-club-bethesda#hrid:s8vyFdmPAHNZIyvLKdByDg/src:self

    My review is the first one up top... I think I definitely lucked out with this place. It's immaculate and the people are great.

    There aren't too many funny ones about mine though, sadly.
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    Mar 16, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    this is mine:

    [url]http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=24%20hour%20fitness%20sunset%20yelp&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yelp.com%2Fbiz%2F24-hour-fitness-los-angeles-6&ei=deFiT9e8OMjo2QXiq8W4CA&usg=AFQjCNHUYN6ZnsM71V8gdWGnX2jQHZ7clQ[/url]


    A review:
    who wants scabies? you've come to the right place!!!!

    how about some herpies? you can even choose your own simplex!!!!!

    looking for a staff that actually steal from their patrons? 24 hour fitness on sunset is for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    "And don't shower at night. I have walked in the shower area twice at night to find guys washing their privates out of the shower stalls while staring at another guy doing the same thing. I once walked in on two guys washing each other. I told the staff about this and I then heard a slew of similar stories (but worse) from the staff and things other members have told them. This place is according to some of my friends on the hill, hook up central. I had to switch my workout times from the evenings to mornings to avoid this."

    "This particular 24 HF is like a gay club where people, some of them straight, happen to work out. If overt gayness offends you, this is not the gym for you."

    "This is a gay man's meet market. My husband is constantly being checked out while he exercises by a ton of the men at this gym. He is very uncomfortable using the showers and locker rooms here. Read Craig's List for all the locker room lustings people post about at this location." lol woman on Craigslist

    "If you don't like being gawked at in the locker room, don't want to see guys wearing panties, don't want to see guys making out and dancing, and certainly do not want to be hit on by a gay guy, don't go here. I actually don't have anything against gay guys, but it's not for me."

    "It is clear this corporation is depreciating the property. The bacterial colonies, slime mould, and patinae of filth and decay everywhere should put this place on a fast track to a health department inspection. The odours of obligate anaerobic decomposition abound in the men's locker room, sauna, steam, and swimming areas. Pseudomonas Aeroginosa (the red stuff that grows in a bachelor's shower) is superseded only by the black slime prevalent on all the tile, which once was white, and all rubber mats, which haven't been cleaned in aeons, and are hazards in themselves for several reasons.
    The swimming area is often filled with ammonia gas, reminiscent of urine decomposition, and little brown hopping bugs, which give very nasty bites to anyone at pool's edge. The jacuzzi looks foamy and is a suspicious murky yellow colour. I've slipped in the slime surrounding the deck of the jacuzzi so many times, I've a mental note not to go anywhere near it. Someone took off their sterling silver earring, placing it in the pool room's far corner, many months ago, and it has since corroded into the deck and become one with it. Many of the leaking fixtures are heavily pitted with corrosion, filled with what look like 1950's cold war science projects, their noxious solutions awaiting release into the environs.
    After months of mentioning these items to the staff, whose responses vacillate from insular to apologetic, though one can tell by their crossed eyes, they too, are tired of hearing about these hazards and many breakdowns, a short Central American man, who is very limited in communication skills, wearing a tee-shirt marked, "cleaning crew", and armed with a green liquid filled spray bottle and a paper towel, will occasionally appear to squirt and daub at something before disappearing again. To this day it appears that none of the equipment has been thoroughly cleaned since its installation.
    The obvious and conscious negligence to the abundant physical hazards in this facility require a constant vigil on the part of any member or guest. Large panes of glass have fallen out of their support brackets merely to rest upon the floor, posing further serious hazards on the workout floors and in the shower areas. Jagged, bloody tiles are de rigueur here. I observed a man gash his foot upon a broken tile in the steam room, leaving a pile of blood behind, which was only cleaned up three days later after sustained complaints by me and other patrons.
    This company has no compunction against placing its paying membership in serious physical danger, jeopardizing its members' medical health, or offending their visual or olfactory senses to make a profit. Buyer Be Aware!"

    #YCYL2012
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    May 28, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    Yikes.

    Sounds like 24Hr is a fucking disaster on wheels falling off a cliff....
  • mikeylikes

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    May 28, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    i read reviews for the gym in my last city and they weren't good, but they were ok. i thought the gym was pretty bad.

    then i moved to a new city, where the reviews were awful. and then i realized the 24 in my first city was heaven. and this new one is a total shithole. don't know how anyone manages to get a workout here.

    i took the 8 day free trial membership at UFC gym and i'm still in awe. I'm just wondering if its worth 10$ more a month to have no ability to go to gyms in other cities with the same membership
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    May 28, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-fitness-chula-vista#query:L.A.%20Fitness%20Otay

    "I've been going to this gym since they opened. It seems to get worse every year.

    Some weird events that have happened to me:

    1. Lady selling me gym clothes in the women's locker room (on more than one occasion)
    2. Some lady cleaning/spraying down the treadmill WHILE i was on it.
    3. Just last week they ran out of paper towels for the whole facility?
    (not only is that disgusting and unsanitary but, someone couldn't just drive to Target down the street in the mean time?? I guess they wanted people to wash their hands then wipe on their gym clothes. LOL)".
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    May 28, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidYikes.

    Sounds like 24Hr is a fucking disaster on wheels falling off a cliff....


    Nope. Just that one.

    24Hr is investing millions to upgrade several of their San Diego gyms to Super Sport. SuperSports in the Seattle suburbs rank as the best I've seen anywhere.

    I observe that Seattle traffic turns stationary in a predictable pattern. The gym gets crowded as people head into and out of downtown. People opt to put their time to better use. I think there are more than 40 pieces of cardio equipment at Northgate alone. There is only so much they can do. But, if you avoid peak times, its *wonderful.* Edit: Actually, there are 100 pieces of cardio equipment in their own area, plus a spin classroom.

    An MBA-type gets involved and studies each market, apparently.


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    May 28, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    I like the idea of yelp, but you never know if the negative reviews are competitors trying to lower the score, and if the positive reviews are the company trying to increase it.

    Same with Amazon, very sketchy. But if we all reviewed a lot more, the customers would make false reviews negligible.
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    May 28, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    Yelp seems to pretty much be the domain of paranoid delusionals, psychotics, and scumbags trying to sabotage their competitors.
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    May 28, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    True. Even with gyms, not everyone has the same priorities, from cardio equipment, crowding at peak times, or cleanliness.

    Firebrand is ahead of the curve in campaigning to keep his neighborhood gym perversion rep in check which reduces the chance of attracting news crews at our expense.

    Although he hasn't covered his gym, some reviewers go beyond the call..

    http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=866bNH6RTDVVl-14OyD9Sw

    Just reading the menu descriptions for the pancakes made the enamel on my teeth silently scream.
  • metta

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    May 28, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidhttp://www.yelp.com/biz/la-fitness-chula-vista#query:L.A.%20Fitness%20Otay

    "I've been going to this gym since they opened. It seems to get worse every year.

    Some weird events that have happened to me:

    1. Lady selling me gym clothes in the women's locker room (on more than one occasion)
    2. Some lady cleaning/spraying down the treadmill WHILE i was on it.
    3. Just last week they ran out of paper towels for the whole facility?
    (not only is that disgusting and unsanitary but, someone couldn't just drive to Target down the street in the mean time?? I guess they wanted people to wash their hands then wipe on their gym clothes. LOL)".


    what were you doing in the women's locker room? icon_question.gif
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    May 28, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
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    Ariodante saidhttp://www.yelp.com/biz/la-fitness-chula-vista#query:L.A.%20Fitness%20Otay

    "I've been going to this gym since they opened. It seems to get worse every year.

    Some weird events that have happened to me:

    1. Lady selling me gym clothes in the women's locker room (on more than one occasion)
    2. Some lady cleaning/spraying down the treadmill WHILE i was on it.
    3. Just last week they ran out of paper towels for the whole facility?
    (not only is that disgusting and unsanitary but, someone couldn't just drive to Target down the street in the mean time?? I guess they wanted people to wash their hands then wipe on their gym clothes. LOL)".


    what were you doing in the women's locker room? icon_question.gif
    on more than 1 occasion? icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif