This case is about the scum tactics used by this gym's sales counselors who are worst than used car salesman; especially at the end of the month.
They tricked members into paying large sums of money upfront (Prepaid Membership 2-3 years), then said that on the 4th year and FOR LIFE!!! The annual renew fee will never increase.
Fast forward and they did raise the annual renewal fees for about 65-70% of their loyal members despite what the sales counselors said. You never received the back of the contract and it's fine print. Only the front of the contract tucked into a small plastic holder until you got your real membership card.
Deadline is 2/26/18 and members should be getting notification in the mail
You must take action to preserve your rights. Don't sit back and accept the default claim. The default claim is that they can raise your rates in 3 years.
For some people, you can get a refund.
If your Annual Renewal Amount has been increased, it will revert back to the initial annual renewal amount plus refund of any increases, and you will be entitled to renew at your initial renewal rate as you as you remain in good standing and pay timely.*
Important: To secure this benefit, you MUST submit a valid claim form and declaration EVEN IF YOUR ANNUAL RENEWAL AMOUNT has not been increased.
*My warning to you is to set up an online account, WRITE ON YOUR CALENDAR WHEN YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWS AND PAY ONE MONTH BEFOREHAND. PRETEND THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THE IRS AND NEED THEIR MONEY.
I am sure that many "renewal" bills will suddenly get lost in the mail.