Trouble cancelling your gym membership?
Many gyms provide excellent customer service until it comes to trying to get out of your contract. Many have small print three-month cancellation notices that must be sent in writing, and other small print penalty charges.
These stupid money grabbing tactic not only piss off and reduce the probability of ex-members returning to the same gym, but in tough times, forces to make 'criminals' out of honest people.
The Office of Fair Trading has recently looked into the matter and supposedly got the fitness industry to make their contracts less blatantly favourable for the gyms. But cancelling gym memberships at these larger chains is clearly no simple matter. 3 months is a real hassle for people who are moving house, or have emergencies that require them to perhaps leave the country. Hefty cancellation fees are also often unfair in certain circumstances,
Have you had a bad experience with your local gym when it came to cancelling? Please share them in the comments below. We'll compile the best of them so that we can all collectively learn from your woes (as Jane Fonda would say in the 1980s, 'no pain, no gain!')