Houston >Health & Medical Services > Quick Weight Loss Ctr Inc
2514 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.734225 -95.417171
Neighborhoods: Greenway/ Upper Kirby, Central
I just signed up but haven't started the program or gone to the first class yet. I know I can't return the supplements but can I request that I not continue with the program? I've only been charged for the 30 days and the supplements so far.
I worked for Quick Weight Loss Centers for 7 years.....I was a manager and an area supervisor. There was a time that I really believed in the program but as the years passed and I ran into people that used to be on the program, they were all very angry....I have yet to meet anyone that lost the weight and kept it off.............I look back on it now and I apologize to anyone that I sold a program to.....I was their top manager for years......sales were tremendous.....I went on and off of the program for years trying to maintain my own weight......interesting to find...I have lost my gall bladder, appendix and have severe stomach and intestine problems now. I have also heard this complaint from many former clients but there is no "proof" that the program caused it. The bottom line is......it is expensive, doesn't change anything that caused you to get overweight in the first place and it doesn't work long term. Go to Weight Watchers and join a gym.....that is the only thing that REALLY works long term.
They are NOT a good company and a RIP OFF/SCAM. They DO NOT do a complete health history on everyone (that's a lie) and I have the same complaint. Complaining to corporate did absolutely NOTHING, and they will NOT refund your money or take the supplements back (which I was allergic to). They even had all my information incorrect in the system, wrong address, telephone number etc. They pitch and get bonuses to sell their products, not tell you that you don't need their products to lose weight. I would NEVER refer anyone to their center. Do it the natural old fashioned way - limit your caloric intake, choose healthy foods, drink lots of water and exercise. Do not fall for their gimmicks, schemes, and supplements. It's not worth it. SHAME ON YOU QUICK WEIGHT LOSS!
I signed up in July with a signed agreement stating it was costing me $681. I understood that to mean the total "total". I was explained that the normal fee was over $3000. He said i was getting a nice discount at $681. The rep handed me my white credit card receipt for $681 on the top of my QWLC paperwork -- but also had me sign another pink paper that he explained to me "now this paper just states that you understand what you have just paid for, etc" I look it over and sure enough it said, "Regular Price Program $1499" and then another line saying "Your Price" and that was marked N/A which i took to mean, the real price was the $681. Now I had signed TWO SEPERATE pink slips, i wondered why, but didnt question it. He had already explained the regular cost was well over a thousand dollars but i was getting a great deal and a half off bargain at $681. I thought nothing of all this. A month later, i get my credit card bill and i see a CHARGE FROM QWLC for $1,999.00 OMG I go back and look at the second pink slip i signed and- then and only then- do I find a second white credit card receipt for $1,999 that I had paid for that day that I did'nt even know about!!!! They charged me TWICE and the second time STOLE the $1,999 by not telling me about it, Had they done so, i would have walked out- but sneakily walking off w/ my CCard & charging it behind my back... then handing me a big wad of paperwork with that second credit card receipt of $1,999 tucked & hidden deep away in there that i never even saw it.....NEVER did they tell me anything about a second charge of $1,999 or i would NEVER in a million years agreed to that, I dont make that much money .... QWLC STOLE $2000 from me. STOLE IT. RIPOFF ~RIPOFF ~RIPOFF ~do not fall prey!!!!
I joined the Pasadena location and started the day after Christmas 2012. As of today (04.12.2013), I am down 40lbs which is half way to my goal, which is guaranteed to be done before Independence Day 2013.
I see many valid points about the program being very expensive & it was a bit of a shocker for me too. Especially when I am the sole breadwinner of a family of 5. But, it is a matter of what is your health worth to you. I have struggled with weight my whole life. I was the fat kid and spent my 20's weighing 200+ (at 5'2", I was a size 18/20). Now that I am finished having children (mother of 3 ages: 10, 3 & 2), I decided I wanted the energy to spend time with my children. This program works for me for many reasons:
1) I do not have to go to group meetings or count points like with weigh watchers
2) I am not eating boxed meals like Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig or lean cuisines.
3) I have someone to check in with multiple times per week who is giving support that I need and little reminders that it will happen
4) I am making a lifestyle change that is teaching how I should eat and little tricks to creatively make meals healthier
Think about this...
If you used a personal trainer, how much would you pay?
How much does it cost to do the "My Fit Foods 30 day challenge"?
How much would weigh loss surgery cost?
Would you pay for a personal chef? If so, how much would that cost you?
How long would you need to pay for these things?
Who is holding your hand and making sure you stick with the weight loss goals you have set for yourself?
My mother recently joined with me and she has a laundry list of food allergies which prohibit her from doing most weight loss programs. This is one that we were able to customize for her because she is cooking her own meals.
Yes, the program is expensive, but the weight loss goal time frames are generally short ones (less than 6 months), so it is short term expense for long term results.
Good luck to anyone struggling with weight, it is certainly a battle!
If you follow the plan, you will lose. I lost 105 pounds. My doctor recommended this program. It is medically, scientifically and nutritionally sound. Yes, it's expensive, but when I cut out the cost of eating out, plus the cost of all the medications I was on, plus the cost of alot of junk I was buying at the grocery store, it wasn't as expensive as it seemed. All the pills you take are herbal - nothing is synthetic. The staff at the Clear Lake office are exceptional!! If you tried it and it didn't work, then you weren't following it! This plan was worth every penny that I paid for it!
What's wrong with QWLC?
QWLC advertises that if you follow their plan YOU WILL LOSE weight quickly, without hunger, and exercise. I do believe these statements to be true and factual. The problem I have with QWLC is not with the program itself, but with its sales and marketing approach. I became very dissatisfied with QWLC and cannot recommend the program for the following reason:
Radio ads indicate you can lose 30 lbs in 30 days for $270 exclusive of snacks and supplements. That part is true, but I believe the main goal of the company is for future clients to buy as many very expensive and supplements and snacks as possible. If you are able to complete the program as prescribed you most likely will be successful and it will be worth the cost.
If however, problems arise, you will lose, but it may not be weight because all services and products must be purchased and paid for before you completely understand how the program works. If you feel there are problems with the very expensive products you purchased in advance or the plan itself, the counselors imply that the difficulty is because you are doing something wrong because the plan works..
It is my opinion based on previous experiences with business who services/items that are as costly as QWLC that some kind of partial financial return would be included in the contract since all products must be purchased the day you sign up and before you are given all the information about the actually plan. Another reason I cannot recommend QWLC is because the marketing / sale strategies are very intense. If you have struggled with weight issues then you will be more likely to make a decision based on your emotions rather than facts and those who designed the sales approach know that.
If you happened to be the one that has problems following the program you will lose a lot of money, and fell 10 times worse than you did before you entered the building. That is because you probably spent at least $1000 the day you signed up. There is also no chance of finding a solution that pleases you and the QWLC, returning unused products or receiving any kind of partial refund. The counselors /management staff won’t make you feel any better either about the situation. I still can’t believe I fell for every sells pitch without a fight. Worst of all I can’t believe I paid up front for something I had no idea would work for me.
QWLC is a scam – Stay away....what ever you do....DO NOT SIGN. The managers of the stores are fast talking con artists. I am so furious with this company. I spent over a $1000, that I couldn't really afford, took ALL their pills and ended at the Dr. office. My intestines were so swollen I couldn"t use the restroom at all. My doctor told me to quit taking the pills immediately, and of course I started feeling better within a day. So I spent all that money and they won't refund a dime, so I lost that money, the Dr. office fee and 2 days of work. The commercial they are airing says "lose 30lbs in 30days for $30" that is a blatant lie. How do they get away with it? I would love to file a lawsuit if anyone is interested in joining.
This is a total lost guys! – Please do not sign up to this is a lot of money and then your health is compromised. Please if you need to loose weight nothing but exercise and a good diet that you can get through the internet.
After signing and buying their products I am afraid to tell you; I feel the first day of taking the 15 capsules a day like dying; my hands are shaking, I am feeling heart palpitations, and I can't sleep, blurried vision, confusion and anxious a 100% they are not phisycians to take care of all this so please, take care eat healthy.
Never do business with QWLC – I had a very bad experience with Quick Weight Loss Centers, and I recommend that nobody consider doing business with them.
The bad experience began at the 59 & Kirby location in Houston with manager Paula Martin.
Firstly, Ms. Martin's sales pitch was fast, robotic, and pushy. Her attempts to connect and build rapport were fake and contrived. I felt strongly that she only cared about one thing: getting me to sign. The experience felt altogether icky.
The cost of the program happened to be prohibitive for my particular budge at the time, so I chose not to sign up. But then I impulsively decided to purchase some of their snack foods, and then later regretted the purchase because I determined it was not a good value for my particular situation.
The next day I went to return the unopened goods for a refund, Ms. Martin coldly and insensitively informed me that FDA regulation does not permit QWLC to accept returned items and that company policy does not allow refunds. She told me the next step I could take was to fax in a written complaint, which I did.
I then received a call from the district manager (DM) over that store, and I explained the situation. She explained that it's company policy - not FDA regulation - that disallows receiving returned items. The store manager's and district manager's stories were inconsistent, demonstrating blatant lack of integrity. I respectfully appealed to the DM to grant me one exception to company policy and to refund my money - money that was precious to me in a time of financial hardship. But, as it turns out, goodwill towards dissatisfied customers is a non-priority for QWLC. She stubbornly refused to grant an exception or refund my money. Instead, she gave only inadequate, unsatisfactory excuses.
This district manager clearly does not value me as a future prospect. I want to purchase QWLC's services in the near future when my budget permits, but not if QWLC stubbornly refuses to resolve this situation to my satisfaction.
Until QWLC adopts a "customer-is-always-right" mentality, I recommend everyone stay far away. If you become dissatisfied, they will be right, and you will be wrong. They are needlessly forgoing sales to the detriment of their own profitability, not an intelligent business model.
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