Training in the Gym: having To pay members, in spite of limitations to the full?

Sport is possible again: Also fitness studios are allowed in many places re-open. Due to regulatory requirements, only a restricted range but is currently often not possible.

Showers, for example, may not be used, also the saunas to stay.

If you do not get the contractually agreed services, do not need to pay the full price, says Jennifer Kaiser of the consumers Central Rhineland-Palatinate, in an Interview with the dpa-themed service.

When can I reduce my contributions?

Jennifer Kaiser: It always comes out to, what is in your contract. There are very different ways: one Of them has a contract on Training on the devices, the other can also to courses and the next has a All-inclusive agreement, in the case of the Sauna and swimming pool may be used

Who now can’t use due to the requirements some of the offerings such as the Sauna or courses, do not need to pay for it, in our view, also. Because it is a so-called partial impossibility of performance is.

This means that the gym can not offer part of the services. But it can ask for no contributions.

What do I do now?

Emperor: it is best to talk with the Studio owner. Many of the customers and offer, for example, vouchers or reduce the contributions. Some of the cross-however, there are also. In this case, you should calculate yourself how much you can shorten the post. If, for example, half of the offer is eliminated, you have to pay half of the contribution.

You should be the provider in writing – by registered letter – tell. You have set up a standing order, it must be amended accordingly. If a direct debit has been granted to enter, you can call this and transfer the contribution.

Can I terminate the contract now?

Emperor: A special right of termination in this case not, because there is no legal basis. And also a extraordinary termination is not right here. This would only be possible if the continuation of the contract would be unreasonable. Since, however, the Studio operator is not responsible for the Situation, because it is just due to the pandemic, this is a possibility.

If you want to terminate, you must keep to the agreed deadlines. Important: The contract does not automatically extend the time during which it was closed the Studio. This is only the case if the has been agreed.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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