The BBB suggests carefully examining terms of introductory offers and finding out if an annual membership renews automatically. Make sure all verbal promises made by a salesperson are put in writing, the FTC suggests. If you sign a contract, you're probably stuck with it, depending on your state's laws.
Joining a health club can be a good option. Just make sure it's the right option for you. "If you're not sure you want to join a club, then don't sign," Brasler said.
Who's more likey to use a health club
The typical "core" member, who uses their health club an annual minimum of 100 days, has the following characteristics:
Slightly more likely to be male than female
Average age of 42.9 years
College graduate or higher
Average membership tenure of 5.4 years