Hey /fit/ has anyone ever had trouble cancelling a gym contract? I recently got a homegym set for christmas and I have no need to go to the gym anymore.
I sent an email to them and they said that I was still committed for 7 months and that the only way I could cancel the contract is either through doctor's note, redundancy or relocation.
They also said I had fallen behind in payment even though I've paid on time every single month, I feel like they're trying to jew out every shekel out of me.
They would just sell your account to a collections agency, the collections agency would then badger you for payment for a few years.
They might not even report it to your credit, because that costs money to do.
>I don't understand what a contract is - I just sign it
>Whine about it at Gym
>Gym explains to you how you can get out
>Repeat that in writing but still no sign of understanding
>Whine more on Fat-Assed 2D women Enthusiasts Forum
You'll make it some day bro
Legal action costs money. They probably won't for less than X owed.
Also check your contract, there might be a withdrawal clause for them not performing service properly. Or you might cancel if they ever improperly charged you an equipment fee.
Or just get a doctors note "Hey doc I got a homegym and want out of my contract, can you write a note stating that their services are not in my best health interest?" This is true as homegyms could be seen as healthier (lower risk of fungal infections and stuff.)
Just be adamant about the fact that you're not going to get fucked and they'll go away eventually. It's a chump-change amount of money that they expended no resources above and beyond their normal overhead to try to get. None of the parties involved have enough incentive to do something stupid like go to court over this. They're just trying to pester you to get bullybux.
Gym contracts are generally fine-print shitstains presented as take-it-or-leave-it by an employee who doesn't read them and isn't even encouraged to by his boss to a customer who doesn't read them and isn't even encouraged to by said employee. Nobody gives a shit about them, don't be a fag about it.
Basically what this guy said. Gyms are basically bullies with this shit. They try and charge all sorts of shitty fees here and people let them. They tried pulling that shit on my brother once and he fought them enough that they backed down.
Here's a news story about my gym's company doing unethical shit, for proof: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Special-Assignment-EP-Fitness-billing-policies-called-unethical-possibly-illegal-58358.shtml#.Vpa4hE8jySo
I just withdraw as much cash I need for a few weeks, and call my bank & say I lost my card. They send a new card which arrives in like 3 days, and the old number stops working. Usually at this point the gym will have the desk girl call me at odd hours "for my courtesy" to inform me the card on file stopped working. At that point I just change phone numbers, or I make sure to give a fake number when I originally sign up.
I switch gyms like every 6 months, just because.
Just be aware of certain gyms that make you pay first & last month upfront. Usually when the card gets canceled, they'll jew you out of the last month & won't let you work out.