By law you have three days to look over the contract and cancel if you change your mind about the gym membership but you must do so in writing. Also look for gyms that offer month to month with no commitment. And always pay with a credit card versus a debit card in case you need to file a dispute.
In Burn’s case he says there was no contract. We emailed the gym and asked about that $420 charge. Days later the health club credited his account the full amount.