omar is wacko. what ca i say! go somewhere legitimate. always check with bbb.
TOOK MY MONEY AFTER CLOSING AT THIS LOCATION. I had a membership at Oxygen Fitness Center/Riverside Dr.. I am an avid runner and use a nearby track to run during my lunch break but because of the track being re-surfaced I decided to go to the gym to find out the building is for LEASE. The gym is CLOSED. I found out the gym closed in May 2011. I had May, June, July and August monthly dues debited from my bank account. My membership was transferred to their other location in Buda, Texas. I should have been contacted. It should be my decision if I would like my membership transferred to their other location. I commute an hour into Austin. I refuse to drive 20 additional miles to Buda. I contacted Omar and he told me it is my fault. He also said he is not obligated to contact members who don't come to the gym. That is our responsibility and will not refund me for those months. If you have experienced the same situation please contact the Texas State Attorney General's Office to file a complaint. This is a crime.
NEVER GO HERE, PSYCHO MANAGER/OWNER!!. First of all, the owner, Omar himself must have written these 'positive' reviews, because no one in there right mind would ever think this place was decent and that the equipment was worthy to even be close to a gym. A friend and I walked in just to see if they offered classes because we go to PLANET FITNESS (a GREAT gym across the street), who unfortunately does not offer classes.. Omar the rude steroid freak at the front counter WOULD NOT give us a price or even speak to us without first getting our information (to later stalk and harass us to use his hole-in-the wall gym) and after explaining we had our friend outside waiting and loading the baby into the car he was anything but compassionate and understanding and insisted on giving us a tour and expressing the rudest way possible, that if we didnt have time to work out/pay for the membership/hear his shpeel RIGHT THEN, that we shouldn't even be talking to him in the first place because we wouldn't have time to work out. This was all while dissing the better gym across the street, which everytime i go to is almost full the max instead of having 1 person in it, as oxygen fitness has..think about it Omar, your gym=empty, planet fitness=full, there must be a reason!! He also said there was a childcare lady there all day everyday, yet when we came by much later than lunch hour, she was nowhere to be found. Omar is rude, aggressive, abrasive and the worst salesman i have ever encountered in my life. If you like dealing with someone of that nature within close quarters and working out on rusted equipment with no air condition, then this is the place for you! GO TO PLANET FITNESS ACROSS THE STREET - CHEAPER, PROFESSIONAL, SPACIOUS, AND AND OVERALL BETTER EXPERIENCE!!!
GREAT place to workout!. I cannot understand the negative reviews here. I have been working out at this gym (actually both locations) for quite a while and have gotten to know all of the staff including the manager Omar. Everyone at both locations knows their stuff. When I first started I did what Omar recommended and I lost over 40 pounds. All of the equipment is top notch and just a couple weeks ago I saw John Cena (WWE wrestler) working out. If this place and the people were as bad as the few idiots I see whining here would have us believe, I doubt someone like that would choose to workout here when he is in town. Remember, on sites like this you will only hear from the few idiots that probably want everything for nothing and didn't get it so they are mad and the only place to vent where someone might believe them is a review (opinion) site like this one. I suggest you go check it out for yourself and make up your own mind instead of listening to me or anyone else here. I suspect those that know fitness and care about their health are the ones in the gym and taking every advantage of the place with no complaints.
WORST GYM EVER!!.
Like most people I wish there was an option for NEGATIVE STARS!!
The Manager/Owner of Oxygen Fitness ( OMAR ) is an UNPROFESSIONAL, DISGUSTINGLY CREEPY, ROID-RAGED, ABUSIVE, INSOLENT, PSYCHOPATHIC PRICK.
What I would really like to ask him is how he manages to see everyday with his head shoved so far up his own ass!
I have never in my life met such a crude and repulsive man who has no sense of emotional and personal boundaries. I do however feel exceptionally sorry for his employees, whom I know for a fact feel the same as I do. The 5 friends of mine, that have also been members for the same amount of time as I have, feel likewise. Despite his repulsive ogling and monstrous attitude there were a few different factors to the reasons why 6 PEOPLE, who pay and waste $27 a month every month, stopped going to his gym.
Every one of us has had shady interactions with Omar. One or more us has been lied to, YELLED AT, berrated, stared down or threatened with bodily injury. If you ask me, these are NOT productive ways to run an establishment.
I have determined the main factor to Omar's egotistical, pompous attitude.... Anytime ANYONE tries to cancel their accounts he not only tricks you into "freezing" the account. He then scams you, takes your money and when you call to settle whats happening, refuses to give you the information you asked for and goes around and around with insults and trashing. Its quite disturbing and entirely ineffiecient as a business owner. In fact in my experience I had my bank account information stolen and had to get a new card # therefore my automatic draft was not going thru. I had no idea this was happening and was not informed. I missed 2 months (which is a total of $54) I didnt receive a phone call at all, I didnt receive a notice in the mail AT ALL, the first thing I received was a letter from a collections agency informing me that I now owe them $230. My advice to anyone having money scammed from them monthly is to go ahead and let your account go into default b/c its worth it to me to have to pay $230 than to ever set foot in an Oxygen Fitness gym ever again or ever have to see or speak to Omar, the colossal wast of a human.
In fact I'm sure his egotistical self checks these reviews daily so I'll leave a message for him on here and on every review website I can! Remove the Everest sized chip from your shoulder man and get a clue as to how to provide customer service to the people that pay your effing bills and realize that you're whole world means less than nothing to me, so for you to get SO worked up over the fact that I or anyone else for that matter doesn't want to go to your gym really says something about YOU! You're world must be a very lonely existance b/c I dont believe anyone could deal with your inconsiderate, attacking personality. Its amazing to me how you think everyones a liar and everyone is below you, you must think very highly of yourself. Actually you probably dont need a girlfriend/boyfriend DUE TO THE FACT THAT YOU LOVE YOURSELF SO MUCH YOU PROBABLY F#%@ YOURSELF WITH YOUR OWN DICK EVERYNIGHT BECAUSE YOU'RE SOOOO AWESOME.
In closing, Omar, all I can say is that you run a shitty little gym with a shitty attitude and I wish nothing but bankruptcy for you. All the worst!
BEWARE!!! of this gym....... Worst experience I have ever had. I paid for 2 years upfront and when my 2 years was up I sent a certified letter to cancel my account and of course Omar said that he never received it (my mistake I couldnt find the signed signature confirmation that you get when you send a certified letter) so it was several more months that Omar was charging my account. I sent a 2nd certified letter to cancel and this time I made sure I saved the proof. He did receive my certified letter because he had called me when he received it to try to get me to stay...I told him I was having financial problems and just needed to cancel this expense, well 2 months later he is still charging my account, so when I called to ask him about it he starting yelling at me saying that my financial problems were no excuse and If i worked out I would feel better and look better and I would be able to get a job. and he hung up the phone on me. So needless to say I am still trying to stop the charges from coming out of my bank. I will be going ti my bank to stop payment on all future charges but then that is going to cost me 15.00 to do that. I suggest anyone who is having problems with them REPORT them to the better business bureau maybe after a few complaints that vicous man might start being a little more professional
hard work=great results. The manager, Omar Overturf, and the guys at Oxygen Fitness Center got me into shape. I lost 80 lbs in 9 months and 3 months later i was able to fit into a size 2. When I tell people how much weight I lost , they always ask if that was healthy. Omar always said the weight I was before was unhealthy..obese. I got guys half my age hitting on me, and I'm a 43 year old mother of 4! I feel sooo much more confident and secure now. I was so scared to go to a gym, because I had a long way to go. The trainers kept saying it WILL work if you come everyday and actually WORKOUT! I couldn't afford a trainer,but I kept going everyday. They would point me in the right direction, by giving me articles, magazines, and sites to read. No one would have helped me like these guys did. We who live on the EastSide need to appreciate this gym, and what they are doing. I see some people complain, but IT IS A GYM, and ALL the equipment works, the cardio is clean. What do you want? I think most of these people don't go all the time and are looking for excuses why they haven't accomplished their goals. This gym serves it purpose, to help us out who live EAST and can't afford or want to go to the big crowded gyms. So to those who don't like the gym you're hurting East Austin , by demeaning the gym. No other gym has even attempted to go there, but these guys have been here over 8 years, and have 2 locations.. so they must be doing something right! Support the EAST SIDE ..remember YOU CHOSE to live here, and if you don't like it then move and let us be.. Most people who move over here CAN'T AFFORD the other parts of the city. Just go and work hard , and I bet you get the same results I did. God Bless
this gym rocks!!!!!!. This gym rocks!!! It has awesome equipment, and keeps it simple. The other gyms are always trying to sell you personal training w/ some young inexperienced trainer that never seems to stay long. But the same staff has been at Oxygen for the 4 years I've been there. You can tell they know their stuff when you ask them questions, and they help!!!!. Training is extra, but they don't push it on you, like the other gyms. Just go sign-up and workout... SIMPLE. I got a trainer to get ready for a show, and WOW---What a difference!! These guys WILL get you in shape QUICK! And that's why we go to the gym. ROCK ON OXYGEN!!!!!
Finally a REAL gym!!!!. I joined this gym in '06, because it is THE BEST PRICE and VALUE of any gym I've worked out at. They have the BEST weight machines and freeweights around. I saw reviews on this web site dogging them, but they are obviously people who don't even REALLY workout because they can't even finish a 12 month contract. I signed a 12 month contract back in '06, because it's so CHEAP! And now I'm on a month to moth, but I go all the time. I have got a ton of results at the gym and the guys ALWAYS help me w/ eating and lifting whan I ask. If you can't afford this really cheap gym to even go for 12 months you shouldn't go to any gym, just stay at home. Go to the gym everyday and workout hard and YOU WILL SEE RESULTS, no matter what. Not to be rude , but everyone who worksout there lives nearby , so why would you act like you're better than everyone else working out there when we're all neighbors. Look around there aren't any other gyms by us, so quit dogging the only gym WE have, and try supporting it. Instead of complaining that you can't get results because the classes aren't when YOU have time. Try doing cardio-weights, or even going 4-5 days a week and eating better.That's all on you not the gym. I was fat when I joined / now I have a six-pack, so quit being lazy and negative. But that's what people are when they're unhappy w/ the way they look, trust me I was just like YOU! Oh yeah, the gym just got all new treadmills and elipiticals, but YOU would only know if you went! Plus they are better than the elipiticals and treadmills at the other gyms and none of the equipment is ever broken, but that doesn't seem to matter to anyone. People join this gym, because it's cheap and close by, so support it so they can continue to grow. My roommate worksout at 24 Hour Fitness, because her boss pays for it, and they only have 1 aerobic class at the one by UT. She has gone w/ me to OXYGEN and even said the gym is as clean and the cardio equipment is great! So quit crying & workout!
DON'T GO HERE!! crappy gym, worse management. when I signed up for the east riverside O2 fitness I was told that there would be daily workout classes; this was a lie! they had one class a week (and because of work I couldn't even make it). Now he won' t let me out of my contract even though I signed up under false pretenses. what a nightmare. I just want to be done with this sad, depressing, little gym run by a inconsiderate man who lies. You do not want to get involved with these people. My advice find a nice, clean, friendly gym that you will be excited about going to because this is not it!