Huntersville, NC asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for North Carolina

Q: My gym cancelled my membership because they said I was doing something outside the gym but not related to my membership.

I went to work out yesterday. The gym operator said, without and evidence or truth, the operator said he had spoken to several "families" and i was involved in some kind of behavior he didn't like. When I asked what that behavior was he refused to explain or tell me who he had spoken to. Instead he just cancelled my membership and kicked me out. apparently this behavior had nothing to do with the gym or on its property but away from the gym.

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: This is very difficult to answer because we cannot see your membership contract. There are no laws regulating gym memberships in North Carolina other than one saying the maximum length is three years, and the contract must cleary disclose the right to cancel and how to cancl - for the buyer (not the gym). My thinking is that you would have to prove a civil rights violation (as in, they cancelled you because you are a minority while other members who engaged in similar conduct who were not minorities were allowed to remain members). If you want to file a complaint about this you may file one with the North Carolina Attorney General's office at (copy and paste the link)

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