CanI cancel my gym membership if I move out-of-state?

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CanI cancel my gym membership if I move out-of-state?

My gym will not cancel my membership without me paying 25% of the reamining balance. It does not state that in the contract however.

Asked on September 16, 2010 under Business Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I was going to ask: what does the contract state?  Does it have a provision that allows you to cancel should you move outside of a certain perimeter of the gym?  Generally they should.  It would be unreasonable to ask someone to commute to work out.  Is the 25% a "cancellation policy" of the gym and stated in the contract in that way or not at all?  I am gleaming not at all from the way that you have phrased the question but that sounds odd.  Re-read it and have someone else read it too.  Sometimes you can miss things others catch.  Then decide: if the contract is silent as to cancellation - which I doubt - you can take it two ways:  take the stance that it was a term that was not negotiated and that you can push your way or assume that they will consider you in breach and sue you and the court will decide what is "reasonable."  Good luck.


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