Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

What You Need To Know Before Signing Up For A Gym Membership

Released on January 21, 2019

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) sees an increased number of consumer inquiries about gym memberships this time of year.

Too often, consumers do not ask the right questions before signing up for a gym membership.  These inquiries are usually related to misunderstandings about what is included in the membership package, cancellation processes and unexpected fees for extra programs or services.


Here are some tips to consider:
  • Read the entire contract to ensure you understand the terms.  By law, the contract cannot be for longer than two years.
  • Find out the total cost, including fees for programs and services, and ask questions if you are unsure.
  • You have the right to cancel your contract within seven business days of receiving a written copy and you may also be able to cancel if:
    • you move more than 30 km away from your home gym or one of its other locations;
    • there are material, physical, medical or mental changes supported by your medical practitioner that would make gym participation unreasonable; and
    • there are material changes in the services being provided, or if the facility moves more than 10 km from its former location.
For more information about fitness/gym memberships, visit our website at http://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/consumers-investors-pension-plan-members/consumers/consumers-of-goods-and-services/fitness-gym-memberships.

Contact Consumer Protection Division

If you are having problems with your gym contract, contact us toll free at 1-877-880-5550 or by email at consumerprotection@gov.sk.ca.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-798-4160
Email: shannon.mcmillan@gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve