I have a membership at a vasa fitness location. I signed up for a personal training program there. I was not made aware it was under contract and I asked about cancellation, to which the sales rep told me I could cancel any time I want and a fee would be included. I decided to cancel today and called corporate services. They told me I would have to pay the monthly fee for a year as it states in the contract. The only way to get rid of the contract is to transfer the membership to another person, or move 25 miles outside of any Vasa location and provide proof of residence. I'm not satisfied with any of this, I just want my personal training program removed.
If you signed a contract that states you would be bound for 12 months you are probably going to be bound. Although I have not seen a VASA contract I would bet it has standard language regarding the terms of the contract being the entire agreement, no representations made outside the contract, etc. If those terms are included within the VASA agreement, you are going to have a hard time arguing it shouldn't apply. That you don't like the terms won't be enough to relieve you of the duty you accepted to pay for 12 months of the training program.
Look through the terms of the contract and see if there is an out. Cancellation period that you are still within perhaps.
From someone who has tried a myriad of gyms I can honestly say I feel your pain. There always seems to be some sort of catch. Typically, the membership is distinct from the personal training. Vasa does both month-to-month memberships and contract memberships, and from what I remember, you typically will buy a "package" of personal training sessions in quantity rather than time. I would look over your contract just to make sure. If you are bound by the contract to pay out the year for personal training, I would suggest Facebook or even KSL classifieds to sell and transfer your membership to another person. If you offer it at 75 cents on the dollar i'm sure you could find a taker. Good luck!
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