If the contract is considered a study contract, none of these rights would apply. Sometimes gyms try to classify their contacts as university study contracts so that they can do so: as has already been said, gyms and other gyms may try to classify their contacts as study contracts, as there are strict rules for personal development contracts. Under the law, you have the following rights if you sign a personal development contract: it is now common for potential members to show up for the "free" trial course and then be pushed by a gym that will never provide a copy of the contract to sign a "student study contract". In addition, the delay is that the start of the contract is considered the date of the first free trial hour (consumers must correct this date before signing the contract). Consumers should also ensure that the billing date of the contract is verified – if a member registers a few days before the end of the month, it is possible that they will be billed the entire month while he or she has not used the establishments/courses during that period. How a contract is classified can make a substantial difference to your rights as a consumer. While a gym may try to classify a contract as a study contract, there is obviously no guarantee that a court will accept this classification. However, to question this, you would have to take legal action, which could take time and cost you money. If the 10-day withdrawal period has expired and you wish to terminate the contract, you may be able to do so.
If you have not received a copy of the contract, you have one year to terminate it from the date you concluded the contract. If these contracts are considered "study contracts", all these rights will be avoided. Study contracts can be renewed automatically for more than a year and there are fewer requirements to provide information to consumers. Many gyms require consumers to pay for their memberships with a credit card that allows gyms to charge payments months in advance, automatically extend membership, and charge late fees directly. With regard to personal development services, there is an implicit right for gymnasiums to make appropriate use of their premises and equipment available to their members, which is completely not taken into account in "student education contracts". As a general rule, gyms guarantee that there are functional fitness equipment, clean premises and enough space for members - otherwise the contract can be terminated with notice (see findlaw Canada article) . . .