Thursday, September 10, 2009

WSC: More Expensive, Still Crappy?

There's some chatter over at one of my favorite places, the CH News Forums, about Washington Sports Club raising rates. Sure enough, we're all paying an extra $3 now.

Some people say the WSC sucks - overcrowding, not that clean, crappy customer service. I will agree that the customer service is generally pretty bad. I've complained about a class before, worried that the instructor was SO BAD that people were actually going to get injured, and the gentleman in charge of their classes couldn't care less.

But you know what? I don't hate WSC. The treadmills work and I like spin class even if most of the bikes need a tune-up. And, that extra three bucks still leaves it a bazillion times cheaper than Results.

I guess we may as well learn to love it... then again, if CH got another gym, I'd probably quit and switch.


Alex said...

If what you like are the treadmills, then it looks to me like it would be adequate. If you do stuff like freeweights, though, then it's very inadequate.

I was pretty psyched when I heard WSC was coming to the neighborhood, but generally now I only go to the ones downtown.

Anonymous said...

Huh, I haven't received any notice about this increase. Will it just show up on my credit card without a letter? Is that legal? I joined a month before it opened if that makes any difference.

Anonymous said...

I also joined before it opened, and I received a notice in a mail telling me about the increase. Still a great deal compared to every other gym.

Anonymous said...

The classes are terrible - yoga instructors that have no business teaching, group exercise instructors just going through the motions and not paying attention to what anyone is actually doing. Really bad.

I've complained to the instructor, to the head of group fitness, to the manager but no one cares enough to do anything.