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1                Definitions

1.1   Application Form:

The membership application, direct debit instruction & terms and conditions.

1.2   The Facility:

Real Gym, Preston.

1.3   The Facility Rules:

The terms and conditions set out in sections 1-10 below together with any other conditions stated on the application form or additional rules required by law or statute as amended from time to time.

1.4   Fees:

The payment made by members in connection with their membership. Real Gym reserves the right to change the level of the fees from time to time.  The fees fall into the following categories.

Activation Fee: This is a payment paid by you for the initial commencement of membership.

Monthly Membership Fees: These are the payments made by you for use of the facilities at Real Gym appropriate to your category of membership.  They are paid monthly in advance by direct debit from your designated bank account.

Advance Membership Fees: These are the payments made by you for the use of the facilities of Real Gym appropriate to your category of your membership.  They are paid in advance by credit or debit card.

Other Fees: These are the charges made for the sales of goods or services offered by Real Gym and additional charges made for any other services.

Membership Categories: The membership that Real Gym honours are:

(a)    Peak Membership:

Full membership entitles full use of all facilities, during the hours the gym is open.

(b)   Off Peak Membership

Off Peak membership entitles the full use of all facilities, during the hours of:

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm     (last Entry 3.30pm).

Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm  (last Entry 5.30pm).

Membership Subscriptions:

Membership subscriptions shall be fixed by Real Gym and may be altered at any time.

Members will be notified in writing of any changes in subscription prior to the date of any alteration, at least 14 days before your next payment.

Real Gym reserves the right to reject an application for membership without ascribing any reason for doing so.

On acceptance of membership, you will be given a pin code entry number. Membership fees are paid by direct debit.

1.5   Members:

The individuals who have applied to and been accepted by Real Gym to use its facilities in accordance with the club rules.  All members must be at least 16 years of age.

As a member you are entitled to full use of all the facilities according to your category of membership during the club’s normal and other stated opening hours, which are displayed on the website.

Physical Condition of Member

(a)     The member warrants and represents that he/she is in good physical condition and that he/she knows of no medical or other reason why he/she is not capable of engaging in active or passive exercise and that such exercise would not be detrimental to his/her health, safety, comfort or physical condition.

(b)     The member shall not use any facilities whilst suffering from any infectious or contagious illness, disease or any other ailment such as open cuts, abrasions, open sores or minor infections where there is a risk such as may be detrimental to the health, safety, comfort, or physical condition of other members.

1.6   You:

The person / entering into this contract on behalf of yourself/ourselves as identified on the application form.

2                About Real Gym

2.1   We operate Real Gym, which has the principle object of providing fitness and leisure facilities for members.

The gym has appointed a team to run the club on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the club rules.

2.2    The Real Gym team may amend the rules in order to ensure the health and safety of members.  Temporary amendments will be displayed on the website.  Permanent changes to the club rules or the location of the club “The Proposed Changes” will only be made after not less than one months notice to members.  If the proposed changes are not acceptable to you, then you may cancel your membership by giving us the minimum notice period and all monthly membership fees paid in advance.

2.3    All fees belong to the club and refunds of fees will only be given as stated in these rules.  The initial activation fee may not be refunded in whole or part on cancellation of the membership by you or if your membership is terminated by us (see clause 3.3). If we terminate your membership due to non-payment of monthly membership fees (see clause 5.2) any initial subscription fees will not be refunded in whole or part.

2.4   In ticking the acceptance box, you are agreeing

(a)    To pay the fees of Real Gym; and

(b)    To comply with the rules & these terms & conditions

2.5   We may sell or transfer the benefit of our agreement with you or the ownership of the gym to another person, firm or company at any time without notice to members.  However, if this transfer results in a change of Real Gym rules, the changes to the rules will only be made after (not less than one months notice) notice to members when you will have the same rights of cancellation as in clause 2.2

3                About your membership:

3.1   If we cease to own Real Gym due to its sale or transfer, your membership of Real Gym will (unless otherwise notified to you) continue to be valid.

3.2   Please inform the club in writing to info@realgympreston.co.uk of any changes in your name, membership category, address, telephone number or the way in which you wish to pay your Fees, by giving us the minimum notice period.

3.3   We may terminate your membership in the following situations and with the following notice periods:

(a)    Without notice if you repeatedly or seriously break the club rules;

(b)    On not less than 48 hours notice in writing if you do not pay fees that you owe to the club within 7 days of their due date.

4                Your Membership Entry Number

4.1   On joining the club you will be issued a pin code entry number. Each time you visit Real Gym you must use this number to gain entry.

4.2   Membership is personal to you and it cannot be assigned or transferred to another person and can only be refunded as stated in these rules.  As such, you may not lend your pin code entry number to anyone else or allow the number to be used by anyone else.  If you lend your pin code entry number to another person we will terminate your membership.

4.3   Real Gym reserves the right to refuse entry if a valid pin code entry number is not used.

5                Our Fees

5.1   Real Gym will set the level of fees. Once you have paid the activation fee and any advance membership fees, your membership will continue as long as you regularly pay your monthly membership fee.  If you stop paying the monthly membership fee your membership will be terminated by us and your initial subscription fee will not be refunded.

5.2   If your monthly membership fees have not been paid for any reason, entry to Real Gym will be refused until a time in which all arrears have been cleared.

6                Paying Your Fees

6.1   Membership fees owed to us may be paid by monthly direct debit if approved by your bank.

6.2   Fees paid in advance are non-refundable.

6.3   If your membership is terminated by us according to 3.3 above, any monthly membership or other fees remaining unpaid and due to us, less any sums that we owed you, shall become payable immediately.

7                Cancellation by You

7.1   If you wish to cancel your membership you must do the following:

(a)    Cancel any direct debit you may have with your bank.

8                Conduct

8.1   You must wear appropriate clean clothes and shoes in all areas of the gym and studios.

8.2   In the interest of health and hygiene, you must shower before entering the sauna areas.

8.3   You must not:

(a)    Abuse the equipment or facilities of Real Gym.  Any wilful, negligent or deliberate damage to the property must be paid for by the person who caused it.

(b)    Behave in a disorderly, violent or rude manner which cause or is likely to cause offence or distress to other members or staff.  Behaviour of this type is a serious breach of the rules.

(c)    Smoke or use any smoking substitute in any part of Real Gym.

(d)    Bring or consume alcoholic or intoxicating liquor, narcotics or other mood altering substances into Real Gym.

(e)    Use the facilities of Real Gym whilst under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other mood altering substances.

9                Disclaimer

9.1   We, our agents and employees, are insured against death, loss or injury caused by our negligence [and breach of statutory] or that of our agents and employees, but we are not insured for any loss or injury caused by your negligence.  If you fail to follow health and safety notices, the instructions of trainers or instructors at the gym or if you break the rules and as a result incur costs, damages and expenses payable to Real Gym then you may be held liable for any of these costs, damages and expenses for which we are not insured.

9.2   We are not insured for, and therefore we are unable to accept liability for, any loss, damage to or theft of your personal property, which may occur on the premise.

9.3   All users must read the health and safety notices posted in gym areas and outside any sauna in Real Gym and comply with their recommendations.

10             Other

10.1 We reserve the right to:

(a)     Vary, revoke or add to these rules.  If you are unhappy with any proposed variation, please refer to section 2.2 of these rules.

(b)     Alter the Peak or Off Peak access hours of the gym, we will always attempt to give at least one months notice to all members of any permanent change in these hours.

(c)     Adjust the availability of certain facilities on a temporary basis for the general maintenance of equipment, special functions and holidays.

(d)     Refuse to re-book an appointment for you if you repeatedly cancel (with less than 24 hours notice) or fail to keep an appointment for services and or exercise programmes.

(e)     Show potential members and other individuals the facilities of Real Gym and to allow them access to use facilities on a trial basis.

(f)      Use any individual or group photographs of members and/or guests for press or promotional purpose.

(g)     Increase or decrease the level of fees from time to time. If you are unhappy with any proposed variation of the level of fees, please refer to section 7.1 of these rules.

(h)     Close Real Gym at its present location and either transfer your membership to another club or move the club to a new location.  If you are unhappy with any proposed changes of location to the club, please refer to section 2.2 of these rules.

Please note that all of the above rights remain in force at all times.  If we do not enforce any or all of these rights for any period it does not mean that we have decided to give them up.

10.2 All reservations for services and/or exercise programmes must be made in the gym with the appropriate trainer.   You must give 24 hours notice to cancel reservations.  If you give less than 24 hours notice you may be charged for the service and/or exercise programme in full.

10.3 Items left in lockers overnight will be removed and a charge made for their return.  We reserve the right to inspect the contents of lockers in the interest of security.

10.4 All bags must be left in a locker in the changing rooms or gym areas. No bags may be taken/left in any gym or studio area.

10.5 To use a locker you must provide your own padlock or purchase one from the vending machine.

10.6 Sweat towels must be used on all equipment after use. Towels are available to purchase from the vending machine.

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