Frisco >Ultimate Body Studio
Need to Step it Up in the Customer Service Department. First let me say that I'm sure Ron will read this review and know exactly who I am. At any rate, let me go into detail about my experience in dealing with him. I had contacted him via email and he was very responsive and mentioned that he would either call me, or that I could call him. After 4 voicemail messages to him over a 2 week period, he finally called me back. At that point, I had decided to go with another local facility. I told him that I wanted to share with him why I had decided to go with another facility. I mentioned his slow response time and his words to me started with "when you're as good as we are..." basically making an excuse as to why he had not returned my calls in a more timely manner. I also mentioned the negative reviews on here and he once again said "when you're as good as we are..." and said something about the competition getting on here and making negative comments about him. Well let me say that yes, there's a chance that some of the negative reviews could be from the competition. But, I believe that the majority of the negative reviews are legitimate customer concerns. He should have just issued a simple "I'm sorry" instead of boasting about how great he is. Needless to say, I'm sure his workouts are great, but with that said, I think Ron needs to step it up in the customer service department.
RON IS A JOKE. First of all folks, dont be fooled by these fake ass 5 star reviews. Ron posted them himself....the avatars are straight from microsoft windows and all sound the same.....hence it's Ron. The dates are all within a few weeks. He is going in there every day or every other day and making posts about himself because he is a royal douche and desperate for business. Join this and you will regret it! GOOD LUCK!
Um, my review is right before yours, and my name isn't Ron...it rhymes with Ron though. 8-) I see reviews going back into mid 2010 on this site alone, not counting other websites with other reviews. I couldn't disagree with you more, but then again, I also don't take names like "PetergoesDeep" very seriously either. I mean really? What are you 12?
Want results and not Excuses?.
If you want to be coddled, and treated with kid gloves because your sensitive, this isn't your gym. The workout routine at UBS is about responsibility in every aspect of your life. Your diet, your workouts, your intensity, and your agreements to pay the man for his time and education. I did my research on Ron before starting, and he's everything that I read. Knowledgable, helpful, and willing to answer questions. He's also not willing to let me fail without giving me some grief about it...thats his job. If your looking for someone to smile at you all the time, and tell you your doing great, when your intensity sucks, or you don't show up...this isn't the place for you. I also read somewhere that one of the other reviewer's like more amenites at his gyms? Nothing against the big chains like LIfetime etc. but the people who seriously are working out there...you dont' see them in the sauna, or in the hot tub....thats not working out folks. Intensity is everything.
Now, if you want to learn about diet, proper exercise, and learn to be accountable not only to yourself, but to the other people around you in your classes, if you want results, not excuses...this is the place.
Disappointing. I went to Ron thinking he would be able to challenge me and keep me in shape but once I signed his Ultimate-binding contract, his attitude changed. At first I was enjoying myself but then my financial situation changed and I was not able to make the classes. When I called Ron he told me that there was no way he would let me out of my contract and that if I stopped making payments he would be sure to take me to court and sue me. I was told I was a failure and irresponsible for not being able to show up even though it was due to work. He constantly gave negative reinforcement and talked down to me. Towards the end of my contract I called him to make sure the payments would stop and instead of telling me I needed to sign a 30-day notice he asked me why I was leaving and how had he not been helpful. Before I could respond I was met with anger and defensiveness. When I did start to speak he again interrupted me so I told him I would tell him if he stopped interrupting; however, he was not happy that I had a backbone and could stand up to him and he hung up on me. Not very professional considering this is his business. I liked most of the other trainers so this rating is not towards them, only towards Ron and his business. I wish things would have worked out differently but negativity seems to be more of Ron's better personality traits
A Bit of A Bully, But Results Despite Bad Practices.
My husband and I signed up for the 90 day program together. In our initial consultation I expressed that I didn't like being yelled at or shamed, that rather than motivating I found those types of behaviors demoralizing. Working out is a challenge for me and in order to succeed I knew that I needed to eliminate roadblocks (like feeling "too fat to go to the gym").
Ron enthusiastically assured us that he creates a team spirit and though he wouldn't "hand hold" us while we made bad choices, he wasn't going to be mean or make fun of us, etc.
I think it was my third day of class when my husband and I showed up early and were waiting around to get on an exercise bike. Apparently there was a woman in the class before us who hadn't come for several days and who had reappeared that afternoon. Ron told her that next time she didn't come he was going to punish someone else. Who did he pick? Why, ME of course, the girl who told him that being picked on would make me avoid classes! He asked me if I could do push-ups and I said, "I used to be able to but I doubt I can now" so he had me come in front of the class and try. I fell on my face a few times before he told me to stop. He then promised me and the woman he'd make me do push-ups in front of the class each time she didn't show. The woman wasn't even on my "team" as she was with the class before mine.
I felt near tears. I dreaded the next class fearing that I would be humiliated for something beyond my control. I was having a hard enough time controlling my own behavior and didn't like feeling responsible for someone else's as well.
I sent Ron and e-mail explaining all this and his reply was "Well, she'll come, so don't worry about it." This was not a satisfactory response to me.
I started to worry so much about being further singled out (I am pretty self conscience and worried I'd cry if asked to stand in front of the class again) that I stopped going.
I saw that the other people at Ron's gym were getting results, however if your weight is linked with emotional stuff I suspect his program won't help that much and that his attitude may indeed make things worse.
I felt like I'd signed up to be trained by my middle school bully, who thought any behavior was acceptable as long as I was getting results. When I stopped going due to a conflict with his style and personality Ron also refused to stop charging us. I learned a valuable lesson about prepaying for things.
In the end I paid $3000 for some good instruction on workout practices and to be shamed for being out of shape in the first place. Not a very good deal for me, but GREAT for Ron.
This review is bogus, and most likely some sor tof Competitor to Ron. There is no 90 day program, and like $350 a month so, if you complete whe whole 20 week program, that'd be what, $1750? Complete horse pucky this review. If you think I am Ron...you can call me 214-504-0656...ask for Shawn. 8-)
Ultimate Kick in the Butt!.
Ron Lyons' Ultimate Body Studio has changed my life...twice! I started his program back in 2005. In just 4 short months I had met all of my weightloss goals and then some! My body was everything I had every dreamed it could be, but better. I knew if I followed the program, my body would change, but I had never thought about the mental aspect of physical health. Ron helped me get my head in the right place as well.
After leaving the program I kept working out on my own using all of the knowledge I had gained from Ron and the Ultimate Body program. Unfortunately, life sometimes has a way of derailing our best efforts. After dealing with a rough divorce, life altering medical issues, and severe depression, I recently rejoined the program. It's so good to be back! I'm already seeing results and feeling stronger. However, the best part....I feel awesome inside and out, physcially AND mentally! The program is not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is...There are no words that truly describe the feeling of elation after completing a really tough workout. After putting everything you have body, mind, and spirit into it...and about 40 gallons of sweat....you feel invincible!
The other 2 personal trainers at the Frisco location are great as well! Corey and Zach each provide a very different style of personal training so it always keeps your body guessing!
Bring your A Game. I needed to join a program in fall, and had to be in shape. I joined Ultimate Body and in 60 days not only exceeded the requirements to be in the progam, but also lost 13 percent body fat ( 20 percent to 7 percent), and I have gained incredible strengh and muscle. I am still currently enrolled and have accomplished many other goals set forth thanks to ultimate body studios.
Great place to get back in shape. I've been working out at the Ultimate Body Studios for 7 weeks and lost 30 pounds. This program has worked great for me and has so far exceeded my expectations for weight loss. The personal trainers are awesome and really help me stay motivated and they continue to teach me new techniques that are helping me accomplish my weight loss goals. Ron Lyons has put together a great program for getting someone in shape. The amount of time I'm getting to work out with the personal trainers is far less expensive then other gyms I have worked out at in the past. I've tried lots of different diets and would usually stick to them for a couple of weeks before I crashed and put the weight I had loss right back on. With the accountability and everything I've learned about nutrition with the Ultimate Body Studios program I'm really confident this time it is coming off for good. I would recommend this program to anyone. Jeff P
Best program -Best Staff ever. This program is amazing. Ron's knowledge is bar none the strongest in nutrition science, exercise physiology, discipline and motivational techniques of anyone you will ever meet. His ability to apply and customize the program to individual needs is like no other. No, the program is not easy, but you learn techniques that will last you your lifetime. And yes, the program is for everyone and anyone, young or old, large or small, completely out of shape or already fit and wanting to get fitter.
Just What I Needed!!.
My overall goal when I entered Ron Lyons Ultimate Body Studio program was to better my quality of life and and push my body to the best fitness it could achieve. I hadn't worked out in 15 years and needed hands-on guidance for the next 20 weeks of my life. In just 3 WEEKS, WOW what a difference!!! I noticed my energy level had increased (longed for that), didn't want to feel tired anymore and my body began to tone up immediately... All becuase of the guidance and motivation from great trainers, helping me to take accountability for wanting the best healthy lifestyle for myself as well as accountability in nutrition. The comraderie of my
classmates is absolutely a bonus! I feel very proud of myself because of this commitment. Every aspect of this program is effective and rewarding. Like I said, I have finished just 3 weeks of the program and have already seen results... I can't wait to see my ultimate transformation in 17 weeks...November 26th is going to be an awesome, fulfilling, and rewarding day thanks to Ron, Corey, and Zak! Ultimate Body is AWESOME!!!!! I encourage everyone to make this commitment.. we all owe it to ourselves and this program provides the support to make it happen!
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