First Step 2 Fitness Ltd Terms & Conditions
1. First step 2 Fitness
1.1 First step 2Fitness is managed by Susan Spinks at 176 Victoria road, Darlington, County Durham
2. ACCEPTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP
2.1 The decision to accept the application of a potential member shall be at the sole discretion of the
Centre. The Centre reserves the right to verify, or require proof of all information given in order to
obtain membership and any fraudulent or wrongful information given in order to obtain such
membership could result in the cancellation of all membership rights and lead to the repayment of
all monies due to the Centre. If the membership application is accepted by the Centre, membership
of the Centre by the applicant shall commence as stated on the agreement. Upon acceptance of the
member by the Centre, a membership card shall be issued by the Centre. The membership card
remains the property of the Centre and entitles the holder to all the rights and privileges exercisable
by the category of membership of the holder.
2.2 The acceptance of an application for membership of the Centre shall constitute a legally binding
agreement between the member and the Centre. The member hereby agrees also to be bound by
the Club Rules, a copy of which can be provided by asking at Reception.
2.3 Membership cards are issued to all current members and must be shown at Reception to gain
membership rights every time a visit is made to the Centre. Membership cards may only be used by
the registered member and any fraudulent use of the membership card by the member could result
in cancellation of the membership with no refund being made by the Centre.
3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
3.1 The member acknowledges that the Centre’s obligations and liabilities in respect of the Centre
are defined in this agreement and/ or within the Regulations Applicable to All Users.
3.2 The member is responsible for the consequences of any use of any of the facilities of the Centre.
The Centre will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses, theft or
damage to property, whether arising under contract, or otherwise.
4. PHYSICAL HEALTH OF MEMBER
4.1 The member warrants and also represents that he/she is in good health and is not knowingly
incapable of engaging in either active or passive exercise. The member further warrants that such
exercise would not be detrimental to their health, safety, comfort, well-being or physical condition.
4.2 Before using The Gym, the member must first complete a Gym Introduction pre-exercise
questionnaire and unless otherwise agreed undergo an induction session
5.1 The categories of membership are Single, Student and over 60’s All categories of membership
shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions of Membership which are in force at the time.
5.2 Joint membership shall be available. Joint memberships are available on condition that payment
is made from one bank account jointly.
5.3 Other categories of membership shall be stipulated by the Centre from time to time.
6. MEMBERSHIP CHARGES & PAYMENT OPTIONS
6.1 All members are liable to pay all annual or monthly membership fees irrespective of actual usage
of the Centre facilities.
6.2 Members may elect to pay their membership fees in monthly instalments (Direct Debit)or in full.
6.3 The Centre reserves the right to increase Membership fees on a yearly basis. If paying by Direct
Debit, the contract is for a minimum of either 3, 6 or 12 months (the period). Following the first
period, Debit Finance Collections Plc will continue to take monthly Direct Debit instalments unless
written notice is received by the Centre and Debit Finance Collections Plc at least 1 calendar month
prior to proposed termination date. 7.1 Causes for termination. The following reasons may be
acceptable to The gym subject to formal agrement. Illness: with letter from GP or referring Doctor
ReLocation: proof of new address required Bankrupcy Imprisonment
7. EXPULSION OF MEMBERS OR TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP BY THE CENTRE
7.1 The Centre may expel members or may terminate the membership of any member: 7.1.1
without notice and with immediate effect if the member’s conduct, whether or not such conduct is
the subject of a complaint by another member or group of members, is such that in the reasonable
opinion of the Centre, it may be injurious to the character, name or interests of the Centre or is such
that it renders the member unfit to associate with other members of the Centre. 7.1.2 By notice in
writing if any part of the annual membership fee or monthly membership charge which is due and
payable remains unpaid thirty days after the due date for payment. 7 Lapses in membership
payment will incur an Administration charge. 7.1 A member whose membership is terminated by the
Centre, shall forfeit all privileges of membership with immediate effect without an entitlement to
any claim for any refund of their annual or monthly membership fee. On termination of their
membership, the member shall return forthwith their membership card.
8. CENTRE FACILITIES
8.1 Certain categories of membership do not include all of the Centre’s services and facilities.
Services and facilities not so included may be provided at an additional charge at the Centre’s
8.2 Members who fail to attend pre-booked activities may be charged the full standard fee for the
activity in question.
8.3 The Centre reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the type of facilities provided
without notice and the Centre shall not be liable for any inconvenience caused by building works and
for the provision of essential maintenance services that occur for 14 days or less, due to matters
beyond our control or improvement works.
9. HOURS OF OPENING
9.1 Information in relation to the Centre’s normal hours of operation and the opening hours of the
facilities are available from the Centre upon request. Such hours may be lengthened or shortened at
the absolute discretion of the Centre with or without any prior notice being given to members. The
Centre shall endeavour to give members reasonable notice of change to such hours.
9.2 On occasions when necessary maintenance is required, the Centre, or parts thereof, may be
closed. Any refund given as a result of closure will only be made at the sole discretion of the Director
First step 2 fitness, 176 Victoria Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5JN 01325 360040.email