Planet Fitness is one of the largest fitness club franchises in the USA and their locations in the country exceed 1700 gyms. Planet Fitness's franchising model creates a lot of employment opportunities.
Planet Fitness has varied memberships for which you pay different rates. There is a standard sign up fee and an annual membership fee. For $10 a month you get a Classic Planet Fitness membership. You can also get a $15 a month membership fee in select locations.
Both of the above monthly memberships are no commitment memberships meaning that you can cancel the memberships at any time. You can get a Black Card membership for $21.99 a month where you can access special Planet Fitness memberships such as lounge access. However the standard annual membership fee for most Planet Fitness gyms run by franchisees is $39 a year.
As seen above, the different forms of membership can lead to different types of charges appearing on your credit card or preferred method of payment.
Whenever you see an unwarranted Planet Fitness gym membership, you should ensure its validity. If it is indeed a suspicious charge, you should dispute it and ask for a refund.
It is crucial to keep all your membership records including sign up documentation, membership card and a record of your payments. The documents will provide the evidence for a successful dispute and refund.
You can get a refund for a charge from Planet Fitness through any of the following methods:
At the gym
The best way to get a refund from Planet Fitness for an illegitimate charge is to visit your gym. All the necessary records will be stored in your particular gym. Just walk up to the front office and make your case. Present the suspicious charge and find out what can be done about it. The receptionist will likely send you to the accounts office where you will discuss the charge with the gym's accountant.
If the charge is legitimate, the Planet Fitness representative should explain why. If not legitimate, you should receive a refund or the amount will be forwarded as part of the next month's fee.
Bring all your records with you whether physical or digital as it will help you resolve the dispute faster and more efficiently. Personally dealing with a customer service representative can lead to quicker and more conclusive resolution.
You can also dispute a Planet Fitness charge and ask for a refund through the Planet Fitness website by following these steps:
It is crucial to note that the Planet Fitness Member Services department is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6pm E.S.T. Planet Fitness will respond to your inquiry as soon as they can via the email address provided.
Contact Customer Service
You can ask for a refund for an unwarranted charge by calling Planet Fitness' customer service department. The phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can retrieve the Planet Fitness customer care phone number from GetHuman.
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