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Fitness club rates should be transparent, but not plastered over the walls

As a fitness club owner and operator for 25 years, I feel compelled to comment on the article “Fitness clubs don’t show costs, state says” (Business, Feb. 28).

First, I agree that all fees and rates should be transparent to consumers regardless of the nature of the business. Our club, for example, has a rate sheet with our membership options, which prospective members can review before joining, and our membership agreement clearly defines additional fees, cancellation policy, etc. If a potential member asks to review our contract before joining, we have no issues with that.

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