Back in my life before kids I was addicted to step aerobics. I had my favorite class with my favorite instructor and did not miss this class for anything. It was often the highlight of my day and nothing could stop me from going to that class. So I can relate to the gym members who were annoyed last week when their favorite class was canceled at the last minute. There was no illness or emergency, class was canceled due to celebrity.
Members at Bally’s Total Fitness were told their class would not be held because the room was being used by Britney Spears for her own private workout. They were out of luck—celebrity status beats out member status.
According to John Wildman, Chief Marketing Officer for Bally’s Total Fitness, “We mistakenly double-booked the exercise room. It was entirely our fault.” Wildman adds, “We gave members gifts and premiums and certificates to take other classes as compensation.”
While I applaud her efforts to get back in shape,was it really necessary for her to schedule her private workout at that time? With all the resources and money she has, why does she even go to a public gym?
It is hard enough for some of us to even get ourselves to the gym but to get there and find out class is canceled? Just so Britney can have the room to herself? C’mon..that is just ridiculous! Bring the trainers to her house and let the non-famous people like myself enjoy our step classes!
What do you think, would you have been annoyed?