It’s Called Fraud

I’ve been working at the front desk of my gym now for about two weeks and have noticed a lot of people coming in to get their cards scanned and then turn around and walk right back out the door. They do this because they get a discounted insurance rates from their insurance provider for coming in a certain amount of times per month. This would be considered insurance fraud if you don’t make it past the desk people. It makes me so irritated every time it happens and a lot of the people that do it are the ones that look like they need to be working out the most. There is an extremely overweight, ok obese, woman that comes in all the time and scans her card and walks out. It doesn’t make any sense to me, at least put in some effort lady!

My favorite though are the people that come in and get their card scanned and then walk into the club just to walk out a minute later as if I’m not going to notice. Today there was a girl that walked in and then not far behind her a guy wearing jeans and not carrying a bag walked in. I thought for sure that he was going to turn right around and walk out but surprisingly he walked in. I wouldn’t have even guessed that they were together. Then the girl walked out about 30 seconds later. I thought maybe she forgot something in her car because she was wearing yoga pants. Not too long after the girl walked out, the guy did as well mumbling something about how he thought he had forgotten something in the club but didn’t see it. Thinking I would help him out, I offered to check the lost and found for his lost item. He replied that he thought it was at his friends house….ok, then wouldn’t it have been easier to call your friend first and ask him if he had whatever it was that you were looking for?

As he was saying this, I see the girl that had walked out pull up to the front in a car and slow down in front of the curb near the guy who was directly in front of the door where I could see them. The guy waved her ahead and walked next to the car as she pulled forward and then got into the car.

How silly of them to think I wouldn’t notice and also to think that they are the only dishonest people that come up in there. At least they were trying to be clever about it I guess.

In any case, don’t people understand that their insurance company gives them a discount because staying healthy means they get ill less often and suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc less often when they are physically fit? Wouldn’t you think that they would want that for themselves? Call me crazy, but I want to live a long and healthy life, not a short life and certainly not a long unhealthy life. I want to be able to do things and breath easy as I age.


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