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True Yoga

Postby BIN157 » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 6:42 pm

I am considering a membership at TrueYoga at Pacific Plaza as it's pretty ok, 100$ a month and you can go practice as much as you want. However, I just want to ask whether it's good or not.

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Postby familyof5 » Fri, 18 Jul 2008 5:16 pm

I go and i think its pretty good. There are classes to suit all types of levels, and as its (pretty much) pilates, yoga, yogalates from dawn to dusk, you can generally find a class to suit you at most times of the day. I go to PP and there are 3 studios with a class at any given time. You generally have to book if you are planning to do a 'middle skill level' class in the evening (say from 6-8pm) but you can do that on-line.

There are also other classes - bollywood dance, combat/kickboxing type classes. though i've only done the yoga/pilates.

Some of the classes do get quite big so if you are a beginner you may not get the attention if you dont get the poses quite right, but if you have a good understanding of the basics then that wouldnt be a problem. Otherwise you'd just have to make sure you went to the front of the class.

I go between 4-7 times per week, so its economical for me.

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Postby tilly » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 4:55 am

I was a member there and the classes were fantastic! Really nice instructors, lovely atmosphere. Other members always chatty. I enjoyed the bollywood dancing, kickboxing, yogalates, I think it tried almost everything. The gym was well kitted out (igallop classes are a real laugh!!)

My only gripe was it was rather difficult (and expensive) to cancel my membership as I was relocating. But if you're not moving anytime soon that won't be a problem!!

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Postby saadfarooq » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 10:59 pm

Hello,

Can anyone tell me what they are paying for the membership at true yoga, and how long they have signed up for, and whether it was lump sum or not.

I ask because i hear people have packages ranging from 80$ per day to 148$ per day

I talked to the true yoga reps and they were willing to offer 15 months, unlimited use, both branches for an upfront payment of 1588$. Which comes down to 105$ per month

But ive heard people also have 80$ per month membership. So can someone help me out here

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Postby purplelypurple » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:35 am

Hi Saadfarooq, i think the membership costs are affected by length of membership, usage (limited or unlimited) and access (single club or both clubs). For someone who is paying $80/mth, it is most likely a 5 year membership.

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Postby kirbie_06 » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:18 pm

Hi Peeps,

New here.. I would like to urge u guys not to join TY..
I have joined since Mar08.. I am a beginner at yoga, thus I joined the membership, paying in total 4.5k at $126 per month, with promise of all clubs access.

The yoga classes were unable to teach me the basics and I am pretty sure most of my pose are wrong as I just follow the Master. However I think the class has too many people thus the yoga master is unable to teach me the proper techniques.

The only exception is when i went to a class with only me as a student, yes that class is good. So if u can afford to go to class at non peaks hours, then the classes are ok. However I feel they are over priced as other centres offer both gym and yoga at less than half the price..

The service ppl are also mostly very rude. The sales rep rarely contact me and is pretty rude when I ask her questions AFTER I signed up.

I am also trying to refund my membership..

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Postby xiaosii » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:06 am

Wow! 4.5K is super expensive!!! I think of joining true yoga with my cousin, since heard that $80 can access many classes but after read your post and know more about the details.

I think is not worthy to joining. It is because the only time I can access the class will be after work 6-8pm, for sure it will have a lot of people if there are no limit of student, and I don’t think I could go there every day.

Since, my cousin told me china town have some dance studio is charging $300 plus for the whole elementary course and are limited to 25 people, I think will be more suitable for us. Thanks for your advice. :)
si si

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Postby n2o4ever » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:59 am

don't ever join TY is just a huge scam

u can never quit or transfer your membership

if you join you will feel like throwing money away every month

their customer service sucks

call them and they will ask you to hold , or managers are out
(probably all their managers are useless wimps who don't even dare answer the phone)

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Postby cbavasi » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 7:53 am

i just joined true yoga and think it's great. i was deciding between true and pure and ultimately went with true b/c of the class schedule. there are literally 3 studios running at all times so you can always find a class. i only joined for one center at $132 a month unlimited classes - no joining fee - monthly deductions. i think you could probably get a better deal than that if you really haggle. i do think the receptionist area needs to be reorganized - coming and going for classes during "peak" times is ridiculous and when i call the booking line to book classes it's either busy or no one answers. that being said, i've never had a problem getting into a class. i do think it's geared for those who are more advanced in their practice - i belonged to a buddhist center in new york city for yoga and they really really worked with each and every student on all the postures right down to the beginner-beginners. i've found at true yoga that you need to be pretty well versed in your postures and poses to avoid injury. they usually do not give you modifications - so best if you know these beforehand. it's worth checking out - you can even get a one week pass to try out the classes. i've found certain instructors that i really like and have even done quite a bit of pilates which i'd never considered before.
**edit: when i joined the manager told me that true yoga had just been purchased by a big fitness chain so the membership rules and packages would be changing.

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True Yoga

Postby OmShanti » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 8:15 pm

For those who are considering signing up at True Yoga - there has been a lot of bad publicity about True Yoga.... read up and decide for yourself if it's for you -

Hard Sell
http://www.yogadirectory.sg/forum/index ... 2&topic=25

True Yoga is a black shop
http://www.yogadirectory.sg/forum/index ... 8&topic=17

True Yoga - Truly Crap!!
http://www.yogadirectory.sg/forum/index ... &topic=218

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WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE - TRU FITNESS

Postby bellamines » Wed, 20 May 2009 12:10 am

A few of my friends and I signed up last year and up till now have not received our gyms bags, gyms towels and gym shoe bags that were promised to us. No initiative was demonstrated on the part of TruFitness and the consultant whom promised us our items just keeps brushing us off once our gym membership started. One year on, we followed up with District Manager Marran Madhavan and we are still being asked to wait as "stock is coming"??
Customer service sucks BIG TIME and customers are not impt to them. Once they get your money forget about any service. The reputation of the TRU group is already so bad due to their handling of clients with the TRU SPA wing that many more other cases have been reported to CASE.
On our part, we have seen many other members been given the very items been promised to us but still told NO STOCK?? It is plain shocking!

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Re: WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE - TRU FITNESS

Postby Dee_Da_Man » Thu, 21 May 2009 10:08 am

bellamines wrote:A few of my friends and I signed up last year and up till now have not received our gyms bags, gyms towels and gym shoe bags that were promised to us. No initiative was demonstrated on the part of TruFitness and the consultant whom promised us our items just keeps brushing us off once our gym membership started. One year on, we followed up with District Manager Marran Madhavan and we are still being asked to wait as "stock is coming"??
Customer service sucks BIG TIME and customers are not impt to them. Once they get your money forget about any service. The reputation of the TRU group is already so bad due to their handling of clients with the TRU SPA wing that many more other cases have been reported to CASE.
On our part, we have seen many other members been given the very items been promised to us but still told NO STOCK?? It is plain shocking!


I've been hearing lots of stories similar to yours at least hundreds of times
from friends. I just wonder how they manage to continue their business and
why Singaporean consumer groups aren't taking any actions to deal with
this true BS.

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Postby irvine » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 9:46 am

Any new comments on True Yoga?

I've been going for Pilates/Yoga in California fitness and I find it a little too crowded and 'competitive'. Literally have to rush in and get a spot when the door opens (before people in the previous class even walk out).

So yeah, membership with CF is coming to the end of the contract soon; so am looking for a new place to go.

My husband said I should just get Wii Fitness. LOL! Perhaps, perhaps. Although going to a class is still more fun.

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Been doing yoga for 9 years in the States

Postby jshin » Tue, 15 Sep 2009 4:51 pm

I visited True Yoga I found it to be commercial and kind of frills based rather than good, disciplined yoga. If you're serious about yoga rather than sitting around in a useless, over-priced 'lounge' before and after classes, I'd say that you should try to find a smaller local studio run by true yogies. I won't recommend any as I'm still in the process of trying a couple of different studios.

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Postby Currant » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 2:44 pm

I agree with the last comment. I joined True Yoga with a one year membership but didn't use the last 4 months at all. I found it too noisy and huge, customers would gather and talk/laugh loudly, people brought mobile phones into the classes (they were on vibrator but you can still get distracted).

Did not find it a conducive environment.


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