Chicago Bally Workout 277

September 30, 2009

Back in March, we noted the Loop Bally club sign inviting members to speak to the manager for a prompt response to customer needs. Since that time, we’ve noticed the manager role seems to be a revolving door position, with new leaders appearing and vanishing with little rhyme or reason. In fact, the lobby sign no longer even displays anyone’s name in the appropriate slot. Someone should complain about this to the manager.

Enjoy your workout.



Chicago Bally Workout 276

September 29, 2009

Mr. Motivator has apparently decided he’s a personal trainer. He’s gone beyond simply hollering pep talks to himself, and now encourages others during workouts. It’s difficult to tell if people are legitimately responding to his barking orders or simply accelerating their routines in order to quickly get the hell away from him.

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Chicago Bally Workout 275

September 28, 2009

Some Bally members overdo it with the clothing, toiletries and personal gear they bring to the club. You can easily spot these individuals – they’re pulling their shit around in wheeled overnight bags. Does Bally have to install measuring racks at the locker room entrances?

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Chicago Bally Workout 274

September 27, 2009

There’s a new advertiser in the men’s locker room at the South Loop Bally. According to the website, Passion’s Cuisine offers culinary excursions at various dining establishments, as well as cooking instruction. Let’s hope dessert is not Bally Soy Protein Bars.

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Chicago Bally Workout 273

September 26, 2009

The jogging track at the Loop Bally club has signs indicating which direction you should run each day – including Saturday and Sunday. The fucking club isn’t open on Saturday or Sunday. Sorry, we’ve been a Bally member for so long, now even the little things annoy us.

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Chicago Bally Workout 272

September 25, 2009

There’s a new advertisement in the men’s locker room at the Loop Bally club. Calvin Klein underwear is 25% off through October. Um, has the Bally store started selling CK undies? Also, someone should alert the advertiser that most male Bally members never buy new underwear.

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Chicago Bally Workout 271

September 24, 2009

LA Fitness claims to be getting closer to opening its new club, despite the signs of cluttered construction. In fact, the club’s Facebook page presents photos that indicate the place is hardly finished. The latest postcard announces pre-sales are ending – last chance for a discounted rate! Someone please note the time and date. We’ll bet discounted rates will continue and be reintroduced numerous times in the months ahead. Only a fucking jackass would pay retail value for a health club membership.

Enjoy your workout.