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Fair Trading issues warning over gym membership after hundreds complain

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean MP

Despite the Christmas guilt you’re feeling after stuffing yourself with too much turkey, you might want to pause for thought before rushing to sign up to a gym.

As New Year’s resolution decision time approaches, NSW Innovation and Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean has warned festive revellers they should look closely at the fine print on their contracts — saying he has heard of hundreds of complaints from disappointed gym-junkies.

“Getting in shape is a popular New Year’s resolution, but some gyms will treat you like a dumbbell and pressure you into a deal that’s simply no good,” Mr Kean said.

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