|Gym Memberships: Making An Informed Decision|
Staying active and social keeps us young at heart. There are so many wonderful choices these days to meet new people, have fun, and stay in shape. Whether you decide to join a gym, take dance lessons or even a self-defense class, it’s still important to know your rights as a consumer.
There are many options to choose from these days. It is a good idea to do some research and be comfortable with the facility or fitness lessons you are purchasing before you commit. Here are some tips to help you before joining a gym or fitness related program:
Although many people don’t realize it, when you purchase gym memberships or classes for karate or dance, you are most likely entering a type of contract called a continuing services contract. By law in BC, these contracts must disclose certain information to you, such as your cancellation rights.
Here are some things you should know about these contracts:
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