|Address:||290 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA|
|Working:||5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–12AM 5AM–11PM 6AM–9PM 7AM–8PM|
This gym is a scam. If you want to support good behavior in businesses, dont join this gym. I was falsely sold on the idea of month to month at this gym by a sales girl (to compete with my 40 dollar month to month at 24 hour fitness). Turns out she lied and the contract bound me to a year. Misrepresentation and flat out IRRESPONSIBLE on the companys part. On top of that, you cannot call in and cancel your membership. You call and they give you an email address to contact (and a promise to respond in 48 hours). When you end up emailing, dont expect them to respond in any timely manner. I called to complain and found out only one person handles gym cancellations and (of course) shes very behind. Please pay attention to all of these reviews from people who have tried to cancel. It IS a war to cancel and the company not only runs poor customer service, but by delaying cancellations and charging for extra months, is stealing money from customers. I filed a consumer complaint, but doubt that will do any good. I hope yelp at least gets the idea out there that this place is run without a stitch of ethics.
I have to say that I was very disappointed in World Gyms training program. The head trainer, Rico Armstrong, was very, very disorganized and wasnt very good at returning my phone calls. He even stood me up for one of my sessions, and didnt make any attempt to fix the situation. This, after Id cleared my Saturday morning for the class, and Id deliberately missed another class out of a busy week. It was obvious that I was just a revenue stream for him, and once it became clear that that stream was limited, he wasnt interested in helping me, even though I had emptied my pockets for his sessions. I had a funeral I had to go to out of the country for a family member and then had to catch up with work. When I called the owner back, Jennifer Talmadge, she obviously wasnt interested either since Id terminated my membership, and they basically made off with my hard-earned cash. It was really, really obnoxious and disorganized.
This place is a rip off. I quit in December 9 months ago...and asked them to stop billing me they did not. I wrote Joe Talmadge an e-mail in February saying stop this again. I figured they did. Much to my surprise in August they were still billing me. I stopped by 2 times, left messages, called several times, he was never there, once they promised to call me right back, finally he did call back a day later and then said he would look into it and call back that has been about 2 weeks. I am filling a small claims action against them. It is dirty, The staff is often grumpy, the womens bathroom is always damp.Thats why I quit and am now a happy camper at Golds. Oh and dont believe the "Best of the Bay"...the editor /owner of Bay Guardian trains there. Plus the machines are often broken and not repaired, keep reducing equipment for strange fenced in areas. The place SUCKS!
Total scam, poor CS I applied for a free pass (trial) and got no reply. Showed off at the gym, asked about the free trial and they said they didnt have any available. I paid the daily 30USD entrance, then I was able to retrieve the screenshot of the free pass form I had applied for. The lady started asking me questions (I am moving to the area next month) and then admitted there was a 3-day free pass available which she did not mention before. I wasnt offered any compensation/alternative deal nor asked if I wanted to have a tour of the facilities. Total scam and rude behavior. The machines were ok, a bit aged. Terrible customer services - Id never sign up for membership.
Cancelling my rip-off month to month membership was SO HARD. I went into the gym to cancel because thats how I signed up. I was told you are NOT ALLOWED TO CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE GYM.. I was told you have to cancel online. Sounds simple enough. Not the case, the website it hard to navigate and there is nowhere that says where to cancel a membership. I sent a message never received a response. So then I tried calling to cancel the membership.. and OF COURSE you cant cancel over the phone! Especially if the special manager isnt on duty! What a joke. Any gym that makes cancelling a mo2mo membership THIS HARD is around for one reason: to take your money
I have been a member at World Gym 4 years. It has really become a joke. The customer service could not be worse and they are continuously reducing the amount of equipment. The gym is like being in high school. The body builders call all the shots. They even decide what music is being played on the speaker system and whether the fans are turned on. Joe, the owner, is going to continue losing customers if he allows the gym to be the personal playground for a few body builders at the expense of loyal paying customers. I am finished with World Gym. I am taking my money elsewhere.
Awesome gym, this place is for people who want to lift, great for bodybuilders but friendly for anyone. Lots of free weights and machines. Had 3 amazing workouts with Mike Conol, head of fitness. Friendly and knowledgeable, will definitely come here again when next in San Francisco. There is a little restaurant/ cafe attached to the gym (open shorter hours) but you can get food and shakes Post lift.
Great lifting gym. Not good for classes or cardio, but excellent for bodybuilding or powerlifting routines. Lots of platforms, and all the equipment you need, and nothing you dont. People are extremely focused on their workouts, but also courteous and respectful. Very positive and supportive atmosphere. It may be the best place in SF to "Acheive Legendary Greatness".
i read the reviews from others before going there, but my experience was actually very pleasant. i called first to learn that they offer a daily and weekly subscription, so i bought one week and went four times (pricey for sure, but was worth it). tons of machines and weights. unfortunately only 3 platforms, but i was there at off times so was pretty empty.
The best serious lifting gym in SF. Have been going here for 12 years. Awesome equipment; clean; not too busy; friendly but not chatty fellow gymgoers. 3 Olympic racks, a squat rack, several Smith machines, and lots of heading your dumbbells. Of you really want to advance, train with Ricky LaRocca in the specialized Train Tough training area.
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I loved this gym, the staff was friendly and helpful AND they met me in the middle in my situation of needing a temporary pass. I was pleased with every part of the gym that I used and would def recommend going there if you have not tried it. The major PLUS to this gym is that they have CROSSFIT in the back as well.
Love this place, clean, very spacious inside, have a plenty of machines and not super crowded, great plus to me will be plenty of parking at night time, yet make sure not to leave anything valuable showing in your car as the area is a bit sketchy for night time.
Best gym in sf for powerlifters. Four squat racks, three deadlift platforms, bumpers, chalk, reverse hyper, and I dont feel super self conscious when I use a squat suit. I do wish they had chains and bands but feh, u cant have it all