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Direct debit flexibility at Canberra gyms?

By T1G3R 16 July 2012 25

Hey guys,

I’m having a few issues with my gym as they won’t process my direct debits on pay week and as a disablity pensioner i’m usually empty on the week they want to deduct the cash. I always pay though with a late processing fee which i was ok with. Unfortunately now they’ve decided to deny me access to the gym unless  I pay on the dot on the off-week which most of the time i can’t.

Also one thing to mention is that their other gyms deduct payments on public servant pay week, which i originally signed up with them so i never had an issue with payment. Since i moved house I had to attend their other gyms in civic and woden and they have a different week compared to belconnen and gungahlin. They suggested I go back and make belconnen or gungahlin my home gyms but if i were to attend woden or civic i’d need like a voucher, i get a few of those free with my membership but once they are used up i’d have to purchase them which still leaves me out of pocket.

I was once told by someone that they cannot “bully” me like that and are perfectly capable of changing my direct debit days. My brother also agrees. So i was wondering if anyone knew a little more detail regarding direct debits and the laws regarding them.

I know most people say “put the money a side and pay when it comes”. I find this a little hard to do with my financial circumstances and i cannot guarantee that I’ll always have that money put away especially if an emergency pops up. Hence why I’m happy they deduct it on the week i get paid and once that cash its gone its gone.

Anyway if anyone has some helpful advise or tips, i’d greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards, Steph

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eatthatfrog 11:55 am 17 Jul 12

YMCA gym might be best… http://www.canberra.ymca.org.au/services/healthfit/Pages/health%20and%20fitness.aspx

No Joining Fees : The The YMCA wants to make it simpler for you to access a facility that meets your Health and Fitness needs so unlike most Health and Fitness centers we do not apply any joining fee to our members….Gym Membership Details
Contract: That’s right – no locked-in contract!

Fortnightly Direct Debit Payment: Fortnightly direct debit payments make it easy to join, stress-free. Don’t know where you’ll be in six months? Don’t worry about it we only need 14 days notification to cancel your direct debit. Join us!

SnapperJack 8:16 am 17 Jul 12

Sandman said :

Mysteryman said :

troll-sniffer said :

Always surprises me how many gyms there are in Canberra considering the wealth of perfectly good outdoor areas we have in this city. “oh but it’s cold” is a common complaint. here’s a tip… exercise warms you up. “I don’t feel safe” is another. Get over your paranoia, there’s nothing unsafe about being outdoors in daylight. I could go on but I’m wasting pixels trying to convert the unconvertible I fear.

Do you know of outdoor areas that have free weights/weight machines available for use? Or change rooms after hours? If not, pipe down.

How about your own backyard/courtyard and $100 worth of barely used equipment from Tiny’s Big Green Shed? $100 is close enough to free over the timeframe of a gym membership.

That’s no fun. At home nobody can see me bench pressing 120kg and doing the dumbell bench fly with 48kg.

fabforty said :

Genie said :

While I agree for some conditions the gym can benefit greatly.

I’m just confused as when I was on a disability pension due to injuries sustained in a car accident, Centrelink determined if I was well enough to attend a gym 3 times a week, I was well enough to not need disability payments.

All this despite my doctor stating I was unfit for work and I was seeing a personal trainer as part of my rehab.

Well at the end of the day, Genie, it isn’t your business and not relevant to the thread.

I applaud that T1G3R is trying his/her best to uphold an agreement he/she made in better circumstances, even when the gym isn’t doing anything to help.

I wonder if Fair Trading might be able to assist.

+1

Mysteryman said :

troll-sniffer said :

Always surprises me how many gyms there are in Canberra considering the wealth of perfectly good outdoor areas we have in this city. “oh but it’s cold” is a common complaint. here’s a tip… exercise warms you up. “I don’t feel safe” is another. Get over your paranoia, there’s nothing unsafe about being outdoors in daylight. I could go on but I’m wasting pixels trying to convert the unconvertible I fear.

Do you know of outdoor areas that have free weights/weight machines available for use? Or change rooms after hours? If not, pipe down.

+1

Sandman 8:36 pm 16 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

troll-sniffer said :

Always surprises me how many gyms there are in Canberra considering the wealth of perfectly good outdoor areas we have in this city. “oh but it’s cold” is a common complaint. here’s a tip… exercise warms you up. “I don’t feel safe” is another. Get over your paranoia, there’s nothing unsafe about being outdoors in daylight. I could go on but I’m wasting pixels trying to convert the unconvertible I fear.

Do you know of outdoor areas that have free weights/weight machines available for use? Or change rooms after hours? If not, pipe down.

How about your own backyard/courtyard and $100 worth of barely used equipment from Tiny’s Big Green Shed? $100 is close enough to free over the timeframe of a gym membership.

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