Gym goers may be eligible for partial refunds or credits from their memberships now that such facilities have been closed for 30 days under executive orders issued by Gov. Phil Murphy.
If a health club facility is closed for more than 30 days, members are entitled to extend their contracts or to receive a prorated refund, per New Jersey law.
The law on refunds or credits for health clubs closed 30 days or more doesn’t apply to single-sport or single-focus establishments like aerobic or dance centers, yoga or spin studios, or children’s gyms that offer only scheduled or hourly classes; martial arts, gymnastic or dance schools; or swim, tennis or racquetball clubs.
The law applies to establishments that allow members to use the gym whenever it’s open or during specific time periods, like all weekends or all weekdays.