Health Spas, Tips for Choosing the Right One
Looking for a way to get in shape? Joining a health spa, fitness center, gym or sports club can be a great way to improve your physical condition.
Nearly 33 million people are members of some 17,000 health clubs in the U.S. today, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. And, although many consumers who join health clubs are pleased with their choices, others are not. They've complained to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about high-pressure sales tactics, misrepresentations of facilities and services, broken cancellation and refund clauses, and lost membership fees as a result of spas going out of business.
To avoid these kinds of problems, it's best to look closely at the spa's fees, contractual requirements and facilities before you join. Here are some suggestions to help you make the right choice.
Inspect the Spa
Review the Contracts
Research the Spa's History
Last Editorial Review: 1/28/2003
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