MSE News: More gym-goers will find it easier to cancel contracts

"Over a million gym-goers will find it easier to cancel their contracts, following an investigation by the OFT..."
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More gym-goers will find it easier to cancel contracts


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  • I_luv_cats
    I_luv_cats Posts: 14,441 Forumite
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    About time too...

    Could never understand how they morally would expect you to continue to pay if you were injured or become unemployed etc.

    They don't provide anything up-front (unlike with a mobile phone or modem etc.) so what's the eagerness to keep charging in the ^ above circumstances.

    Council gyms/leisure centres often do monthly plans so why can't they.
  • funkylady789
    Please I need advice. I joined David Lloyd back in 2009 and used my membership for 3 years before I injured myself and had to freeze my membership. I was paying the freeze payment for about 6 months and when I realised that I was not fully fit to go back to the gym I wrote to them to request that I wanted to give notice to cancel membership. They told that I would need to pay 3 months full membership payment in order to cease membership. If I had already been with the gym for 3 years is that correct. I told them that I was a single parent and that I would not be able to afford to do that. Their Management Company contacted me to arrange to pay instalments which I have done since 2012. I have paid about £270 so far and last year I was made redundant so have been paying them £10 per month out of my job seekers allowance. As I am studying my jobseekers was reduced to £43 per week which myself and my son have to live on. I have told them that I can longer pay them and they have written threatening that I need to pay the balance of £338 in full. Please Please can anyone give me advice please as I am at my wits end.
  • funkylady789
    funkylady789 Posts: 29 Forumite
    Thanks very much. I know they try and bleed as much money from people and don't care about their circumstances
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