With the writing of New Year's resolutions comes the time that many are looking at joining a gym or other exercise program.
However, the BBB warns that consumers should be cautious when signing up for these types of programs. The BBB says more than 7,800 complaints have been filed in the past year against health clubs.
According to the BBB, most of those complaints involved difficulties in canceling memberships or other billing disputes.
Jim Hegarty, president & CEO of the Better
Business Bureau, says it is important to make sure the gym you are signing up for is a good fit for you and your budget.
"Joining and obtaining the full benefit from a health club is commitment. You want to spend your time focused on your weight loss and exercise goals, not complaining," Hegarty said.
Before you sign a contract at a health club, the BBB has a few tips to consider: