I'm sorry to add to the deluge of gym issue that are already here but I was hoping for some advice on my situation.
I have had my gym membership payments frozen over lockdown, and when they reopened again in July I opted to continue to freeze mine for a further three months. I'm not sure about others but I just don't have trust in the general populous (or rather the people I've seen use that gym) to do their share to keep things clean and Covid free (despite an email today telling me that they give me 'the strongest assurance' that it is being well cleaned - frankly, there is no reassurance they could give me I don't want to catch this life changing / life threatening virus).
So, they've told me I have to give 28 days notice - something I find very disagreeable given the climate. I've even asked if they could just freeze my account for a further six months or so - in the hopes I'll feel safer at the end of that time. I don't particularly want to quit the gym, I just don't want to spend a monthly fee on something I'm not going to use. They unfortunately will not freeze.
I've seen people mention on here to just cancel the direct debit and ignore their threats of court action and it being passed on to a collection agency, and that they are in turn powerless and I won't be taken to court ('gyms won't take you to court' I've seen posted on here but it's easy to say, a lot harder to take the plunge and keep fobbing them off in the hopes they'll eventually go away).
I just wondered where I stand and what you would recommend as the best course of action. It's not a massive sum of money, but with my partner losing their gig over the lockdown, every penny counts at the moment.
I'm quite infuriated about their stance of wanting to charge me a months notice, when they could just freeze and keep my continued membership after that freeze period (which should be worth more money to them in the long run). I've been a member with them for years so to be treated like this is even further annoying.
Thanks in advance for any help, and I hope you are all keeping self and well,