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|Arizona Health Spa Act|
|Arizona law specifically regulates contracts used by health spas, clubs and gyms.|
The law covers services or facilities that assist patrons in weight control, physical exercise, or figure development, including body building. Private clubs, owned and operated by members, such as the Y.M.C.A, and medical rehab facilities are exempt.
Any contract used by for-profit health clubs, must:
1. Disclose the total amount to be paid under the contract;
2. Not be for a term of more than 3 years from the date signed;
3. Contain a notice that the customer may cancel the contract in writing, for any reason and at any time, within three "operating days" from the date signed. (An operating day is any day when the club's facilities are open to patrons.)
4. A full refund must be made within 30-days, to any customer who timely cancels a new or "added services" contract with a health club.
Any health club contract that asks the consumer to sign away these rights under Arizona law, is voidable at the option of the consumer.
Unless the health club has been in operation for at least two years, it cannot ask more than a 20% down payment on any membership contract.
Arizona consumers who are considering a health club membership may have other rights. Read the contract carefully before you sign it.