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Angie's List: Joining a Gym

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Undated (WXOW) - Getting in shape is always a popular New Year's resolution and one way to do that is by joining a gym.

However, Angie's List said picking a gym can be a workout. Different facilities have various specialties and prices, all which can be overwhelming to the consumer.

Additionally, many gyms may require you sign a contract. Angie's List suggest reading the document carefully and don't sign it immediately.

Take the contract home and take the time to make sure you understand the fine print, including what happens if you break it.

If you do change your mind, most states provide specific gym and health club cooling-off protections for consumers, typically ranging from three to five days.

If you're hesitant about getting into a long-term commitment, consider a club or classes that don't require a contract.

Many centers offer contract-free plans with access to many amenities.

"Our membership benefits include free babysitting while you work out, six months free wellness coaching," said Gym Spokesperson, Linda Martin. "We also have group exercises classes that are complimentary with your membership and anything from Zumba to cycling to water aerobics."

Martin also suggest asking how an injury or move to a new area might affect your contract.

Some gyms allow members to suspend or cancel a membership in the case of an injury or permanent disability, while others may not.

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