On June 2, 2016, Chimicles & Tikellis filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of certain gym members of 24 Hour Fitness.

According to the Complaint (click here), thousands of gym members entered into a two- or three-year gym membership agreement and prepaid all dues owed, in exchange for which they were promised a fixed, annual renewal rate for life.  The lifetime renewal rate was less than $100 per year in all cases and in some cases as low as $29 per year.  In 2015, 24 Hour Fitness announced that members who had been benefitting from the fixed, annual renewal rate would see their rates increase, some as much as 300%.   Plaintiff then discovered that, despite Defendant’s promises, her membership agreement had guaranteed her a fixed rate for only 12 months following the expiration of the prepaid period.  Without the benefit of the fixed, annual renewal rate promised, there was no rationale reason for her, or anyone else, to enter into a long-term, prepaid gym membership agreement.

By 2016, thousands of members received letters from 24 Hour Fitness advising of an increase to the renewal rate, in some cases as high as 300%. Plaintiff seeks to hold Defendant 24 Hour Fitness accountable for its misrepresentations by recovering improperly collected dues and reforming the member agreements to reflect what was promised.

If you or someone you know was induced into entering a 24 Hour Fitness prepaid membership agreement with false promises of a fixed, annual renewal rate, or if you have information about this case, please contact Catherine Pratsinakis at (610)649-1497 or cp@chimicles.com.

Attorneys for this case:

Timothy N. Mathews