Getting my membership began with the usual thinly veiled hard sell from a gym rep. They called relentlessly to follow up. And I hmm'd and haa'd over it until I got them to eliminate the registration fee (about $100), lower the early cancellation fee (from $100 to about $50), and take my payments in two installments (whereby I gave them a temporary limited credit card # on the first payment, so I'm really not locked into the one year contract if I don't want to be). Now they call me regularly but don't leave messages. And they text me in Hebrew (which I can read about 1/10th of - I thought that was pretty impressive). However, I discovered the hard way, when I showed up for my "free" nutritionist appointment earlier this week (that unbenounced to me, was cancelled), that the rep who sold me the membership forgot to write "English" on my file, which explains some of the miscommunication.
As with everything around here, I don't fit the mold, so anything new comes in fits and starts.