What exactly does a lifetime mean? If you believe a certain complaint we’ve been told a lifetime to New York Sports Club may not mean more than a year or two.
JTB Law Group, LLC is investigating allegations that New York Sports Club allegedly had members pay an initiation fee to lock in a lifetime monthly rate of $19.95 a month and then increased the price anyway. (https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/new-york-sports-club-insanely-affordable-gym-memberships/)
To add insult to injury to its consumers, they allegedly are ducking behind arbitration clauses which make it less palatable to address the practice as a whole. The JTB Law Group is investigating to what extent this happened, if at all.
Further compounding the issues include the inability to speak with a manager or someone accountable at most locations. When it comes to signing up at the gym there always seems to be a body. When it comes to speak with a manager, they are rarely available to discuss the matter and emails to corporate go unheralded.
One location in particular is being investigated, the Bayonne New York Sports Club, which may have offered people the “lifetime membership” rates in 2015. Other New Jersey New York Sports Clubs as well may have allegedly engaged in this practice.
If you are aware of any information regarding this practice, or if you yourself were a victim please call our firm at (877) 561-0000 to discuss the matter.