Office of Fair Trading Takes Steps to Put a Stop To Unfair Gym Membership Contracts

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When joining the gym can mean entering a long term contract that is notoriously difficult to get out of, Gymkit UK suggests a hassle-free and far cheaper alternative; Refurbished Gym Equipment.

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My circumstances then changed and I was able to attend less and less and unfortunately I had to see out the rest of my contract to avoid a hefty fee.

January is undoubtedly the busiest month for gyms and health clubs, with one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions being to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Nevertheless, although the good intent is there, it is often the case that after the initial enthusiasm, people can’t make a visit to the gym as often as they’d like. This could be for reasons such as work commitments, lack of childcare and other changes in circumstance, and therefore often results in individuals paying out up to £90 a month (£1080 a year) for services that they are not using. The Office of Fair Trading is therefore investigating lengthy contracts with unreasonable terms and conditions to make them more fair for the consumer. (*source)

Lucia Templeman, Sales Associate at gym equipment supplier Gymkit UK said, “I used to live a really active lifestyle and attend my local gym up to 4 times a week, so it was worthwhile paying a membership fee. My circumstances then changed and I was able to attend less and less and unfortunately I had to see out the rest of my contract to avoid a hefty fee.” Gymkit UK promotes the use of home gym equipment in order to avoid costly gym memberships and to add flexibility to ones exercise regime. “My husband and I decided to purchase a cross trainer which we can both use at our convenience. It was a fairly high expense to purchase however in the long run it works out a lot cheaper for us as well as ensuring that we exercise regularly”.

Gymkit UK are one of Europe’s leading suppliers of fitness equipment. Currently exporting internationally, the company have supplied the British Olympic and Paralympic Teams, A-List TV Celebrities and pop stars, Premiership Football Clubs, Large Health Club chains and 5 star award winning hotels. Commercial Gym equipment is purchased from gyms and health clubs who may have owned the equipment for a couple of years and are looking to refurbish. The fitness equipment is then fully tested, given a commercial clean and then sold on to individuals or other businesses. As the kit is commercial grade it is going to last the consumer a long time. Gymkit UK boasts a team of over 20 fully trained service engineers and all of the staff has a history in the industry so are able to provide their customers advice on which fitness equipment will best suit their needs. More recently, the company has become the sole UK distributor for Teeter inversion Tables and this is now also a thriving area of the business.

If you are a business or individual looking to buy or sell commercial gym equipment, please visit our website or call us on 0845 869 9298.

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