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The Manhattan User's Guide is a week-daily email subscription and website offering tips and tricks on all things Manhattan. Today's warnings about Bally's Total Fitness apply to those far beyond Manhattan's borders, as Bally's is a national chain. Cautions MUG:

Misleading sales practices, high pressure to sign a contract, illegal debt collection tactics, failure to provide refunds, failure to provide services and contracts with serious 'gotchas' seemed more the company's stock-in-trade than providing fitness facilities.