I was in the health club business for over 25 years. At one time I was the top sales person for a company with over 50 health clubs nation wide. I was averaging close to 100 memberships per month. Sales people at health clubs have tremendous pressure on them to sell you membership. They will tell you what you want to hear.
First of all very rarely is there not a contract. In most cases your contract is a year, or two years and almost impossible to break.
Your consultant or sales person is selling multiple memberships per month and will more than likely not follow up with you once you are signed up.
Your favorite instructor, the one you asked for may be fired or quit at anytime and you have no recourse to cancel if they do.
Personal training is not included, you get one free consultation and if you want help on the equipment after that, good luck unless you are prepared to pay.
That fancy equipment, your favorite piece, could break down and be down for months.
AS FAR A MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO’S GO
If your martial arts studio guarantees you a black belt in 3 years run for the hills. A 10 year old with a martial arts black belt is not a real black belt, especially if it took 3 years or less to get it.
Your child will be locked in to 2 specific days per week with no chance to make up missed days.
In most cases you will be paying for every belt test, in a sense you are buying your child a belt ranking.
At Shaddock MMA Fitness we are a different breed, we are not a fitness center or a martial arts dojo, we are something better. Come check us out for 30 Days FREE.
Keep your hands up,
John “The Original Bones” Shaddock