You know the problems I'd had shortly before I'd left 3nergyrooms nearly 3 years ago. They have little to nothing to do with the medical problems [Type 2 Diabetes] I have today. For that, heredity and having been on treatment for cholesterol problems for over a decade and a half, are to blame, and have pushed me over the edge.
The defense against "slander" if indeed you might call it that--I had never mentioned the studio BY NAME or location, in any case--on a commercial weight-reduction and goal setting website in my blog posts--so in doing so does not constitute slander; sorry if anyone sees themselves in unembellished veiled reportage--is the truth. I mentioned the truth, as the truth happened. As far as what may have happened in one of my classes three years ago--long past the statute of limitations in civil law, in my blog, I'd even had witnesses. But since no identity was mentioned, it's about as legally actionable, as fiction even if no such amount of time had passed. The defense against slander is the truth. And I am talking legally--as in the laws of New York State.
As far as Yelp, other, neighboring studios on Yelp, have earned their reviews, and not just reviews (which were unfiltered, and even Voted Up by others; and, as far as I know, unsolicited) submitted by me.
In general, I feel that the current personal injury lawsuit against Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, has served as a watershed moment for commercial yoga as it is. I think people are wising up. I will sooner take a scaled-down yoga session at the regular price, than take a so-called "affordable" yoga session anywhere, anymore.
However, I am not coming back to 3nergyrooms to take yoga. I am interested in the Indian dance aerobics class; and the teacher of that class took a shine to me.
Why would you take only $10 off for the class pack, were I to take the class pack retroactive to this past Friday, when the value of the Yelp voucher was $20?
That should be then $70, with 4 classes remaining.
The dance-only class card, likewise should be $80, with 19 classes remaining, of which I probably would take 15 or 16. Net gain for the studio.
I refuse to pay $35 for an extension, as I saw on the website. The teacher will get her money.
There are other points you mentioned about my behavior in the waiting room.
Somehow a game of telephone was going on here, Suffice to say, the T'ai Chi teacher, was gracious about what may have seemed like my barging in front of him.
I also am sure it does not take a psychic to know that TQB and I had some little bit of bad blood going there, despite my not being really a regular at 3nergyrooms, which is pitiable and a shame. You could connect the dots.
I appreciate what the studio has done for me in the past. Nowhere else could I have gotten such influence (as a springboard) for a home practice. Anybody could. Absolutely.
Except I chose to.
This should not affect you, one way or the other; as I was, before my illness, a primarily home practitioner of yoga. Not taking a single live commercial yoga class between October 2011 and now. in fact.
I look forward to doing business again with you.
Note to any Americans on the Community Team: If you can't blog, then what is the First Amendment of the United States Constitution coming to?