It’s so frustrating to me, I get call after
call from people who’ve been ripped off with gym memberships. They go into a place, a kind
person greets them and before they know it they’re locked into a long term gym membership.
Well often people say that’s not what they told me that not what they said I was doing.
All you need to know is what you signed your name to. Gyms work two different ways. There
are the contract kind of clubs that get you in a contract and hope you never work out.
And then there are the places that bill you month to month or bill you quarterly and the
way they serve you is they do a great job so that you’ll stay a member and you keep
on paying. Obviously that’s the kind you want to join. One of the best places to look is
fitness centers attached to hospitals and major medical centers. They never require
a contract and often have fantastic facilities at great prices, so why not try there. Or
even the YMCA! I’m Clark Howard.