Beware of a Possible Scam with Baton Rouge Power House Gym
The PowerHouse Gym location in Baton Rouge is not currently licensed by the Corporate Office of PowerHouse Gym. You can call the Corporate Office at (248) 476-**** to confirm. Since the Baton Rouge location has not aquired a license, you would be paying directly to the owner of the Baton Rouge location and no recourse if they decalre bankrupcy. They still have not opened this location even though they advertised a target opening date of January 13th 2012. Also the local phone number (225) 751-**** is not working and you get a message that this number cannot receive calls. Beware that the owner is strapped for working capital to and may not be able to complete construction. I would be careful not to commit to a lump sum payout for a long term contrct until they offically open and are licensed by the Corporate Office.
Powerhouse Gym Steals and Lies
My elderly father-in-law got a one year gift membership for his wife. She hated the gym and never went back. She felt the wrong crowd etc etc. Not the point. He diligently paid for the remaining year because that was what he had signed her up for. Then he was charged at 13th then a 14th month. After 27 months past the end of the one year contract powerhouse was still charging him monthly dues for a membership that should not exist. He called the club numerous times to cancel and they still charged him even though he was under no contract. He spoke to a manager there that agreed the account had not been used in years and apologized saying "it should have been cancelled long ago." He attempted to reach the owner for and never heard back. He sent him a Massachusetts Consumer Protection demand letter , certified, and was not given a response. By Massachusetts state law the owner has to respond or face treble damages in court. As a last resort before filing a lawsuit against them, I contacted Powerhouse Gym's corporate office where a woman did not want to hear the complaint but I could send her an email if I wanted to. I was flabbergasted. I told her I had the filings in my hands and her response was "Well you could just email me all the info" and rushed me off the phone. Well I brought him down to the court house to file suit. No person should have to pay for any good or service after the contract expires. All of this could have been settled long before the courts needed to get involved. Its a sad day in this country when a business takes advantage of an elderly veteran. I hope the judge hits them where it will hurt, right in their pocketbooks. I suggest finding another gym to do business with.
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