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6 Signs You Joined the Wrong Gym—and What to Do About it Now

These solutions to your membership misfortunes will help you navigate through the haze and see the bigger picture down the road

Fixes to Common Health Club Complaints

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If you thought joining a gym was going to be the ticket to the body of your dreams but instead it’s turned into a contract-bound nightmare, you’re not alone. (Search: What are the benefits of joining a gym?) In fact, the Better Business Bureau racked up a whopping 6,600 complaints in 2010 alone about less than scrupulous health-club practices. But before you head for the hills (quite possibly with an auto-withdrawal still tethered to your bank account), we polled experts on what recourse you have if your new gym isn’t turning out quite as advertised. Here, six common health club gripes, how to fix them, and what to look for the next time you want to join a gym.

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