A training or weight control center cannot:
- collect payment or deposit before you start receiving services. You begin to receive services, for example, when you have access to weight machines or when a workout begins;
- collect payment in one installment. The total amount of the invoice must be paid in at least 2 approximately equal installments. Payments should be claimed at regular intervals, for example at the start and middle of your subscription term. The merchant cannot offer you a discount for a lump sum payment.
Exceptions: a lump-sum payment
The company can request a single payment for the services offered in 2 situations:
- the total value of the services is $ 100 or less (including taxes);
- the services are spread over 3 consecutive days or less, regardless of their total value.
Before subscribing to a training or weight control center, read the cancellation conditions.
The Consumer Protection Act provides for the maximum penalty for canceling a contract only when you cancel it within a period of one-tenth or less of the duration of the contract.