Gym membership agreements are often binding and on a fixed-term basis. For this reason, you should carefully examine the terms and conditions of the agreement before signing it. You should pay particular attention to the provisions regarding fees, suspension and cancellation.
- Check whether you can take trial sessions or a trial membership or cancel your membership. If these options are available, you do not need to make long-term commitments and can stop using the services of the fitness centre if they do not meet your expectations. They also allow you to examine your obligations under a fixed-term agreement.
- Check whether the fitness center requires a fixed-term agreement and how long the agreement will be in effect. Remember that you may only terminate a fixed-term agreement early in exceptional circumstances. Such factors as a long-term illness, moving elsewhere, pregnancy, military service or unemployment should be valid reasons for an early termination of the agreement.
- Check whether the fixed-term agreement will expire automatically at the end of the agreement period. If the fixed-term agreement becomes a continuous agreement check how you can cancel the agreement and how long is the period of notice. In most cases, you can cancel your gym agreement at any time after the end of the fixed-term period.
Gym membership agreements