Are gym membership contracts legally binding?
A contract for a gym membership is legally binding, so it’s important to read ALL of the fine print.
And get every interaction you have with gym staff regarding your membership in writing.
Some employees might promise more lenient policies than are actually written in the contract..
Why is Cancelling gym membership so hard?
“Gyms are notoriously hard to quit, because most clubs do not want to allow the member to cancel their contract once they realize the hard work and commitment involved in becoming fit,” New York City attorney David Reischer recently told the Washington Post.
Can a gym blacklist you?
If you are repeatedly late on paying for your gym membership, the gym owner could be frustrated and report your missed payments as delinquencies to the credit agencies. This can drag down your credit score and show up as negative information on your credit report.
Can you get out of a 12 month gym contract?
If you have a fixed term membership, for example a 12-month term, but your circumstances change in an unforeseeable way – a long-term illness, losing your job or having to move – you could have grounds for immediate cancellation.
How long does the average person keep a gym membership?
12-15 monthsThe average person is a member for 12-15 months.
Can you cancel a yearly gym membership?
“Most state regulations allow you to cancel at any time in certain circumstances such as: disability (or death, of course), if you move more than 25 miles from the facility and cannot transfer the contract to a comparable facility, or if the facility ceases to offer the services listed in the contract.”