The Skinny Center

Fitness Class
2525 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008 2525 N Loop W, Houston Directions
+17138638000
This place has not been rated by customers.
49% of 57 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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Report | 2 months ago
Not expected results.
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Report | 6 months ago
I'm very disappointed in Groupon for providing an offer for someone offering a medical procedure and not verifying that they are operating under a medical professional. According to Yelp, Groupon was made aware of this place being a fraud but unethically continued to advertise and provide the offer, placing customers at risk of harm . This place is a fraud and since they are refusing to refund payments, Groupon should offer customers some compensation for failures on their part. My experience was the same as those noted on Yelp. Only a girl who has no license was in the office. After one procedure I asked who the physician was and I was told I would need to talk to the manager who was not there. Since going there and giving my email on the patient firm, I have been receiving a lot of pfishing emails. I was also denied a refund. I have made a complaint with the Texas Medical Board. Shame on Groupon. See similar Yelp reviews and experiences
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Report | 8 months ago
Hidden costs not mentioned in groupon add, but fine print is in poor taste As well up-selling is frustrating and sets tone that the establishment and staff are there to nickel and dime clients Would highly discourage others from this 'business'
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Report | 9 months ago
Not very professional They give you no privacy on getting undressed or dressed Just barge right in, asking about scheduling next visit I'm like can I get dressed 1st
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Report | a year ago
The experience at this Skinny Center was traumatizing. I was very eager to get the treatment based on the website's advertisement. I was informed that there was a $18.00 "product fee" that was not disclosed in Groupon offered ( I purchased a 6-visit package),as irritated as I was I agreed to pay since I was already there and I had told many people about this procedure. This place displayed no credentials, licenses, permits, and name tags on employees who, I assumed, just followed rudimentary instructions and probably are not certified to operate laser FDA-approved equipment. After 15-minute session (the website advertised as 30-minute session, so much for a Groupon deal!), I was asked to make another appointment and, to my horror, I have to pay $18.00 for EVERY VISIT not the one-time fee as I thought earlier! It came across as extortion to me and other clients that visit this place according to the reviews on Yelp about their experience at the Skinny Center. The staff said the owner had taken this $18.00 fee issue with Groupon's adminitrative staff because it was not included in the voucher. Groupon said the clients have to deal with The Skinny Center. At the end, the client is the victim of a scam of Groupon and the Skinny Center. As of now no one from the Skinny Center called to straighten the situation.
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Report | a year ago
HORRIBLE SERVICE!
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Report | a year ago
HORRIBLE!!!! Go somewhere...anywhere else!!!! They were 30 minutes late getting me started and then only half their heat wrap worked. When I told them after, the girl told me she was aware of the situation (WHAT, you knowingly used a defective product???). They didn't offer to fix the situation. On top of that, they wanted me to pay an extra $18 for "products" (No products were used and what was used didn't work). That was not in any fine print or explained when I called. It was in the customer agreement you sign when you go in...they did wave it, but way too late.
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Report | a year ago
Very disappointing and poor customer service!! No call backs! And no one answers the phone for days!! I will not be recommending the Skinny Center to anyone in the near future My experience with The Skinny Center has been nothing short of a nightmare; I found an offer through Groupon and decided to take advantage of losing some unwanted pounds and inches from my stomach/waist as an alternative method to surgery. My first appointment was cancelled the day of; advising me they were in the middle of remodeling. My second appointment I was asked to come in an hour earlier. And the third appointment was made without my permission. When I spoke with the owner (Renee) she convince me that in order to get better results a body wrap costing ($378.00) would work better with the noninvasive Lipo, to date I have had two body wraps and two Non-invasive Lipo with no visible results. I have just as much fat on my tummy as I initially did. However, I have paid $583.00 to date with no results! The Skinny Center has a clause that states you are to pay an extra $18.00 gratuity with each visit. Due to poor customer service I disagree with this charge. When I told my fiancé I was considering this procedure he strongly advised against it, telling me it would never work, I wanted to prove him wrong! But, he was right! Now I feel this was all a hoax, a scam and an advertisement of unrealistic expectations. I am 5’00 tall and weigh about 130 pounds, with not much fat. The Lady by the name of Latisha was great!!, she was always the only one there during each of my visits, and she would be trying to assistance four of us at one time. It was like going to a beauty salon with only one person assisting four customers all at the same time. Shampooing one here, styling the other there, while giving perms to two other clients. (It was crazy!)I felt I did not receive the personal attention I paid for while trying to obtain my goal. I would like to extend a commendation to Latisha, for her excellent efforts in trying to hold down this business alone. I would not be recommending the Skinny Center to anyone in the near future. Future customers beware! You have been warned!! At this point the best they can do for me is to give me a refund! They never answer the phone no matter what time I call during their business hours. I have left several voice mail messages on several occasions.to no avail.
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Report | a year ago
Bring your girdle or body shaper to put on after your treatment for the best results.
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Report | 2 years ago
My entire experience was a disaster. What Groupon offered was misleading. The Skinny Center consultant is deceiving, she lied about everything that was offered on Groupon, from the pills, to the wrap, to cream and the procedure. I will never return!!
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From Our Editors

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep our clients motivated by making sure they are in a disciplined environment. Our weight-loss retreat is the perfect environment for anyone that is looking to stay focused on achieving their ultimate goal.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
They can relax in the pool, unwind in the sauna, and just enjoy a quite weekend at the retreat.

Has your business won any awards?
Not yet, but we are on the way.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are the perfect weight-loss retreat. We help our clients to stay focused to make sure that they are away from their normal environment. We provide them with one-on-one counseling, a fitness trainer, a nutrition specialist, and healthy snacks over the course of the weekend.

Business Basics

Equipment: Treadmills, boxing gear, elliptical trainer, and more
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Established: 2013
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot

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