We recently saw two women yapping on cell phones at the South Loop Bally. Callers in the club are a rare sight. The Chicago Loop Bally occupies three floors below street level in an old, concrete building; so it’s nearly impossible to even get a wireless signal. The South Loop location is also at a lower level, but the facility has windows overlooking the Chicago River. Besides prohibiting the use of camera phones, there is no mention of cell phones in the Bally Total Fitness® Rules & Regulations; hence, callers are within their members’ rights. However, the women we noticed were not on Stairmaster® devices or stationary cycles. Plus, they didn’t own Bluetooth® headsets. These multi-tasking morons were giggling into their flip phones while operating weight machines.
Enjoy your workout.