OK to get a refund from my gym when I cancel my membership, if gym allows it?
My neighborhood gym has a long-standing policy: you can cancel your membership and get a refund if you’ve been a member for more than a year.
I don’t trust that the gym is safe for avoiding coronavirus (and I am sick of a few obnoxious people), so I am cancelling my membership and joining another gym (at a private club where I am already a member).
I would expect that the neighborhood is under financial strain, since it was closed for months.
Inappropriate of me to ask for a refund when I cancel my membership? I feel cheap and greedy in doing that, but the gym allows it.
Thanks, the membership agreement still allows refunds. It seems kind of greedy for me to request a refund though.
- JuanBLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The whole intent of gyms having a yearly membership is to take advantage of your good intentions. People tend to be very committed, especially at the beginning of the year. The motivation tends to wear off in 1 week to 2 months. So, does the gym have a 1 week membership or 2 month membership for these people? No, they sucker you into signing up for a year. They may or may not have an easy way out of it. They know even if people stop going they may take a couple more months before they try to get a refund.
So given they have all these members who pay and don't use the service, you should feel no guilt when you actually need to cancel.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Did you read your contract before signing up? The "longstanding policy" may have changed in light of the pandemic. You can ask about a refund, but don't be surprised if the longstanding policy has changed.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
thats up to you
- linkus86Lv 74 weeks ago
I suggest you reread the membership contract.