Hitting the gym in 2018? Know what you’re signing up for

If your New Year’s resolution is to work out more often, you’re not alone. January through March is typically the busiest time for new gym membership signups.

However, the Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest and Pacific received close to 100 complaints about gyms in 2017. Most of them were regarding billing and contract issues.

Here are some tips from the BBB to make sure you know what you’re getting into before you commit to a gym:

– Know your needs. Ahead of time, decide what kind of equipment or classes you will realistically take advantage of.

-Know the true cost. Gyms often offer special deals at the beginning of a new year, but the price could go up after that. Make sure you understand what the regular monthly fees will be and what they include.

-Check reviews. Read what previous customers have to say about the facility and the customer service.

-Ask about cancellation. Read the contract carefully before signing. Know what happens if you want to break your contract.