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Dirty, rotten place - Review by Martina L | Bally Total Fitness

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Dirty, rotten place 10/6/2006

I've been a member at Bally's for quite some time. Honestly, if it wasn't for the convenient location (Ballys on 148 AVE NE, Bellevue) and the fact that there is no other sports club nearby, I would have canceled my membership a long time ago. Bally's management couldn't care less about hygiene and keeping their equipment in excellent condition. Here are just a few of my observations: The locker room's carpet is filthy. The showers smell like an outhouse. The pool is not cleaned on a regular basis. Sometimes the water gets foggy. When you swim underwater, you encounter anything from dirt, band aides and paper. The wooden panels in the sauna are rotten (many Americans don't seem to know that you should put a towel underneath you when sitting in a sauna). I have to say that some of it can be attributed to its members. I've seen people not using the shower before entering the pool. I've even seen people that go straight from the sauna into the pool without taking a shower. But it should be up to Bally's management to reinforce tougher rules to make sure that the sports club is a healthy place to be at. If you are looking into a membership at a sports club, I would strongly suggest to look somewhere else. Ballys is dirty!!! more
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