Chasing the bikini body …
… many have already acquired a membership in a gym full of enthusiasm and the certainty of keeping it rolling for a long time. After some time the verve diminished and at some point you realize: You only pay, but you no longer work out.
At this point, when trying to get rid of membership, the prevented athlete often has to painfully realize that he has tied himself to the gym for quite a long time and asks himself: how can I get out of it promptly?
Most fitness contracts run for two years. In the case of a regular termination, notice can only be given at the end of this contract period. The courts see reasonable periods of notice in the General Terms and Conditions between 14 days and three months. Who finds in his contract a period of notice with commitment to the end of the quarter, should consult here: This clause could be invalid.
However, extraordinary dismissal may also be possible. If you are permanently ill and can present a doctor’s certificate, you may give extraordinary notice of termination and do not have to wait until the end of the contract. The same can apply to a purely women’s studio if the business model changes and from now on concepts for men’s fitness are also offered.
Even a move of the studio can justify an extraordinary termination. but beware: moving to another city does not justify such a termination.
Even if the athlete loses his job or takes a longer vacation, he remains a member.
In individual cases, an examination by the lawyer for contract law in Lüneburg is recommended. Especially if the contractual term is still very long or the notice periods appear to be very long.
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