Update by user Jul 20, 2012
Currently the takeover by LA fitness has been without issues. They have offered jobs to all of LFF employees and have praised the excellent customer service provided by LFF and say they wish to continue this.
They have currently honored my membership cost and related amenities. Time will only tell just how well this works out!
Original review posted by user Jun 19, 2012
NOW THAT LA Fitness took over Bally's in Florida it is now eating up its only competition, Lifestyles Family Fitness! LA Fitness cannot compare to Lifestyles in cleanliness, and customer service!! Have tried many fitness centers. This is very bad for the consumer!!! The only fitness centers left are small centers with few amenities!! I am thoroughly disgusted to see LA Fitness take over the BEST fitness center I have ever experienced! What about this monopolistic move ?? Where are the feds on this one??
I can only ASSUME greed had allot to do with it. Lifestyles has a loyal following and has been the ONLY true competition for LA Fitness. Now it will control memberships and amenities without the consumer having much of a choice! Watch how in time the current Lifestyle Fitness centers go downhill!
We are going back in time to the days of fitness club consumers being at the mercy of the corporate (greed) entity. I am thoroughly disgusted with this final death knoll for family friendly and customer friendly fitness. Ugh!