Gym memberships: What to watch for before signing a contract

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The Better Business Bureau is advising people who may be rushing to start their New Year’s resolutions to think carefully before signing up for a gym membership. The motivation to hit the gym can lead people to hastily sign contracts without thinking it through.

Spike in complaints about gym memberships

Patrick McKeen, president, CEO Central Ontario Better Business Bureau, tells CBC News that every January his group sees a spike in complaints about gym memberships. “Things like hidden fees, automatic renewal and details that were on the contract but people didn’t read… promises that maybe they heard the salesperson give, or they think they heard the salesperson give, that didn’t turn out to be in the contract.”

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.