NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One day after being hit with a class-action lawsuit, New York Sports Club now says members’ payment concerns will be addressed when clubs reopen.
The government closed all gyms earlier this month as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but members say the gym was still collecting membership fees and charging to suspend or freeze memberships.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
Members filed a lawsuit, alleging the club is defrauding members.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
Attorney Adam Gana offered some advice for anyone trying to get out of a membership or subscription service during this time.
“I strongly suggest those that want to get out of their contracts to immediately send letters to their membership by email, explain that they can’t come in cancel their memberships and explain to them that they want their memberships canceled,” he said.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
Gana says contracts are pretty set in stone and you’ll want a paper trail proving your cancellation request.