Update by user May 15, 2016
Well it's been 5 years and I can't say we were ever able to resolve this matter. Eventually the calls from ABC Financial stopped.
To date, nothing has appeared on my credit and seeing how long it's been since this transaction, I don't forsee it becoming an issue again . This has been a good lesson learned as I haven't joined another gym since and have saved hundreds of dollars in not doing so. My husband and I invested in a home gym and we're now in the best shape of our lives.
Can't say we would've achieved these same kind of results at Anytime Fitness. For those of you that are still bound by this place and that ridiculous contract, I can empathize with you and I'd like to say that there is hope for a stress-free future and good health.
Original review posted by user May 03, 2011
I visited my local Anytime Fitness in Jan 2011. Met with a pushy salesperson aka "owner" to discuss the club and what they could offer me.
I had 3 other appointments set up at other facilities for that same day. I politely asked for a few days to think about joining and to take advantage of the "Free week" pass that I brought in from the website. I was then informed that if I did not join then at that moment , that I would no longer be eligible for the "free enrollment". I tried to reason with this pushy salesperson, yet either which way , the story stayed the same.
So I joined and signed the contract. Also added my husband to the membership. We went probably 10 times through the rest of January and February before realizing that this gym was NOT for us. I wrote a request for cancellation a little over 30 days later to receive a response stating that NO WAY, NO HOW , UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OTHER THAN A PERMANENT DISABILITY OR MOVING OUT OF THE COUNTRY COULD I CANCEL THIS MEMBERSHIP!!!
I was immediately infuriated by this. Barely a month in and there were no options! Not even an early termination fee!! I called the club and spoke with the "owner"s boyfriend and explained my reasoning for wanting to cancel.
He was least compassionate towards my situation and advised me that I CANNOT CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP. So, I placed a Stop Payment on the ACH withdraws and changed my checking account number. Since doing this, I am receiving calls from ABC Financial requesting my new account number and billing information.HAHAA I DON'T THINK SO!!! ANYTIME FITNESS IS A JOKE AND SO IS ABC FINANCIAL- TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS...
DO NOT , UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, JOIN THIS GYM! It comes with a contract for life and a bunch of BS!