Tips for Joining a Health and Fitness Club

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Your BBB® spotted this quote on Facebook: “I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent… twisted… gyrated… jumped up and down… and perspired for a half an hour. But by the time I got my tights on…. the class was over!”  If you, too, have made a New Year’s resolution to join a gym and get fit, then we have some information for you.

In 2016, BBB received 421,899 inquiries about Health clubs, fitness centers, gymnasiums, and exercise and physical fitness programs, so we know that many people want to live a healthier lifestyle. So, what factors should people consider?

First of all, most states have laws or rules governing health and fitness clubs. Before you sign a contract, it would be good to know those laws. In our 18-county service area, those laws may be found at:

www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2547.htm in Indiana,
www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2376 in Illinois, www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/chapter.aspx?id=39092  in Kentucky (scroll down to Title XXIX)

Next, check out this BBB Tip: New Year, New Gym Membership January 3, 2017. There you will find lots of information on what things to look for, a video , and a Gym Membership infographic. We hope you find these tips helpful, and good luck on your road to fitness in 2017.

For more information you can trust about health and fitness club memberships and to read BBB Business Profiles of health and fitness clubs in your area, visit bbb.org/evansville.

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About Jackie 241 Articles
Jackie is the Operations and Education Foundation Assistant with the BBB. She assists consumers with business inquiries, and does presentations to senior groups and high school students. She is a regular contributor to the blog.

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