...and why should they. It’s a business after all. But money’s tight and I haven’t felt like going much anyway! When I’m back in work maybe I’ll do it again but for now they begrudgingly let me quit.
I’m out of the minimum term anyway so they would have been wronglyfully deducting money via Direct Debit or debit card if they had continued with taking subscriptions after I had come in to quit. No deduction on the last three months statements (been out of work nearly 3 months.) so I would say this is done.
The last time I quit the gym (a few years back) it took six months. (Yeah, they kept getting the young, buxom blonde personal trainer to talk me out of it. Just like the TV show “Friends” if you can believe it. )
I don’t get fooled like that anymore – I’m wiser (and older , boo hoo.)
EDIT: My “PC Fitness” instructor will help keep me fit – that is if I turn her on early in the morning. Which I do – twice a week! 3 years ago
But it’s not. Quitting the gym will save me $20 a month, which I so desperately need right now. I’m a dancer and a(n unfortunately unemployed) personal trainer. Any dancer can tell you that they get the best workouts in a big empty space without equipment, not in a gym. Walking and running with the dog gets in some cardio, plus some much needed sunlight.
When money isn’t tight, belonging to a gym is awesome. But for me, it’s something I want more than I need. 4 years ago
I don’t use it – I’ll just use the gym next door. And I hike and ride bikes too. 5 years ago
I wrote a letter to my gym stating that I wanted to cancel my membership. I threw in my membership card for good measure, and told them to send any paperwork I needed to sign to my apartment, and that I was unable to attend to this matter in person. I’m hoping that they act on this promptly, so I can go ahead and get my membership elsewhere. I have a feeling they are still going to try to get me to come in so they can talk me out of it. If it comes to that I’ll have to call my bank and unauthorize the automatic payment. I really hope it doesn’t. 6 years ago
My current gym membership makes no sense. I work about 40 minutes away from my house and I have a membership near work. But seriously, the LAST thing I want to do after a long day running around at work is exercise. And more often than not, I’m running off to class directly from work anyways.
As soon as I get this taken care of, I’m getting a membership at the 24 Hour Fitness down the street from my apartment. They are making it really difficult to quit, so I’ve decided to do so by mail so they can’t try and talk me out of it.
Remember that episode of “Friends” where they can’t quit the gym? Well, it’s seriously exactly like that. And I can’t believe I actually used that as an example. Kill your televison and go exercise! Okay, anyways… 6 years ago