I signed on with Gold’s a while back and was tod if I ever move, the membership will transfer to the other Gold’s gym.
Today I found out that was a bunch of crap. They said their membership does not transfer, but if I sign a contract at the other gym, they will cancel my current membership. I may get double billed for a month or two by the time they get the membership canceled.
Thats crap man. I don’t want to get locked into another contract for a year or more with Gold’s, and I definitely do not want to pay another several hundred dollar initiation fee.
Man, I swear I hate getting into a contract with a business.
I once had a gym membership at a place I moved a state away from. Found out after a few months that they decided to take the liberty of finding my single payment check (I only signed for 6 months), and use the numbers to withdraw monthly dues from my account. They refused to refund the money, stating that their contracts are automatically renewing. I, of course, didn’t have a copy due to the move. Only way to cancel it? Can only be canceled in person, or by sending a certified letter. And THEN, they would have to charge for two additional months after cancellation.
After several, VERY angry phone calls at their inept personnel, and almost having to speak with the owner of the chain, they accepted my certified letter, and ONLY charged me for one additional month.
I HATE gym contracts. The sooner I get a home gym, the better. Even though it was technically my fault for not checking the contract thoroughly, they did a piss poor job of trying convince someone in another state that I should pay for dues with them.