Gym Memberships

Posted: February 25, 2016 in Creative Writing
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This is a topic that drives me crazy sometimes.  Now, I know why gyms have membership fees, I get that but I have a huge problem with how the bigger chains go about it.  Nowadays most gyms charge monthly fees which again I understand, they have to make money somehow.  My problem stems from the fact that most gyms make you sign a one year agreement, which I think is crazy.  Now this doesn’t just include regular gyms, but includes things like Crossfit and martial arts studios.

My problem with a year agreement is that peoples interest’s change.  Another big factor is that people have to move for work, or frankly just choose to move, or in the case of martial arts, peoples schedules change and they just can’t attend classes.  Now some gyms will work with you, but just as many will try to force you to keep paying, even though you came to them and let them know your situation.

I miss the times where you could go to a gym, pay your monthly fees and utilize the gym for that month.  If the next month rolled around and you didn’t pay your fees then you were just out of luck.  Or from a personal trainer standpoint, you sign someone up for a set amount of sessions, and if they don’t want to come back after those sessions then you thank them, and everyone goes on their merry way.

Well there is my opinion on that, and yes I have had to deal with this problem several times in my life, when moving around with the military.  Thank you for reading, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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