Fitness/gym memberships

Fitness/Gym Memberships

News year’s resolutions are no stranger to gym memberships. Knowing what to look for before signing a membership contract can help you understand how much you’ll be spending and what the guidelines of your membership are.

Here are some things to know before signing a gym contract:

 

 

Know the cost

Ask questions and read your contract before signing your contract to know the full cost of your membership.

Make sure you know:

  • what fees are associated with signing up (registration, maintenance, etc.);
  • the total amount payable over the life of the contract; and
  • if there are extra fees for classes or trainers.
     

Know your rights

By being familiar with the gym contract before signing, you’ll better understand the rights you have as a consumer.

Some rights to know about before signing your contract:

  • The term of a gym contract cannot exceed two years.
  • You can cancel your gym contract:
    • within seven business days of receiving the written copy of the contract;
    • if you move more than 30 km away from your home gym or one of its locations; 
    • if there are material physical, medical or mental changes supported by your medical practitioner that would make gym participation unreasonable;
    • if there are material changes in the services being provided, or if the facility moves more than 10 km from its former location; or
    • within a year if the contract does not include all required information.
       

Remember to ask questions

Before signing a contract, make sure you ask the following:

  • Are there any penalties or cancellation fees for ending the contract before the term ends?
  • What is the cancellation process?
  • Are there any fees/restrictions for using equipment or attending classes?
     

 

Consumer Protection Division

Suite 500, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive

Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4H2

Tel: (306)787-5550

Toll free: (877)880-5550

Fax: (306)787-9779

Email: consumerprotection@gov.sk.ca

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