MI Attorney General Orders Family Fitness To Pay Up To $220,000.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office has announced a consent judgement agreement against Family Fitness, a West Michigan based chain of gyms, that will see Family Fitness pay up to $220,000 "for alleged violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act filed in September 2017."
"The judgment orders the company to pay up to $220,000 to the Attorney General’s Office over the next three years, $190,000 of which will be made available to consumers affected by the company’s poor business practices" - Michigan State Attorney General's Office.
The Attorney General's office goes on to say, "as part of the judgment Family Fitness is not allowed to charge any cancellation fees on any membership or personal training agreement resulting from a drawing or event prize. Additionally, cancellation fees on other membership or personal training agreements cannot exceed $75, regardless of when the agreements were entered. This limitation applies regardless of the number of consumers that are part of a single membership or agreement."
Family Fitness has 12 locations in West Michigan, including Portage and Plainwell.