24 Hour Fitness Health Club Membership Cancellation and Electronic Funds Transfer EFT Class Action Settlement

April 23, 2010

If You Were Charged Dues Between October 2, 2002 And February 28, 2010 For A Monthly Membership At 24 Hour Fitness On Or After The Day 24 Hour Fitness Received A Notice Of Cancellation For The Membership, You May Be Entitled To Benefits From A Proposed Class Action Settlement.

A class action settlement has been reached with 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. in a class action lawsuit filed against 24 Hour Fitness in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (styled Daniel Friedman et al. v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., Case No. CV 06-06282 AHM) claiming that 24 Hour Fitness’ practice of charging for a monthly gym membership by electronic fund transfer EFT after 24 Hour Fitness received a notice of cancellation for the membership violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (“EFTA”) and state consumer protection laws, according to the 24 Hour Fitness Class Action Settlement Notice.

The 24 Hour Fitness health club membership cancellation and electronic funds transfer EFT class action settlement reportedly provides, among other things, that 24 Hour Fitness will:

  • provide either a payment of Twenty Dollars ($20) or a Three Month Club Access Certificate (entitling Settlement Class Members to use any 24 Hour Fitness Club For three consecutive months (valued At $149.99 To $199.99) for every Claim Form submitted by a 24 Hour Fitness Settlement Class Member;
  • make incentive award payments to each of the named Class Representative Plaintiffs who brought the 24 Hour Fitness class action litigation;
  • pay the total cost for administering 24 Hour Fitness class action settlement;
  • pay Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and costs (such payment does not reduce any payment to the  24 Hour Fitness Settlement Class Members);
  • stop collecting dues charges for monthly dues after 24 Hour Fitness receives a request for cancellation or termination of a monthly membership.

For more information on the 24 Hour Fitness health club membership cancellation and electronic funds transfer EFT class action lawsuit settlement and the potential settlement benefits, visit the 24 Hour Fitness class action settlement website:

friedmanclassaction.com

If You Have Thoughts About The 24 Hour Fitness Health Club Membership Cancellation Class Action Settlement, Share Your Settlement Thoughts Below.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

andrea kraft April 30, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Hello,

I accidentally sent your mail back asking for a 20 dollars. I actually wanted the 3 month pass offered.

Thank you,
Andrea kraft

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Todd Dymond July 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I missplaced the paper work for the settlement and would like to take advantage of the 3 month free membership offered in the settlement. I recieved the notice in the mail but cannot find it. I call the 24 hour fittness location and they said there was a special number that was on the paperwork. They did not have the number so they say.
Could you get me the number to contact please?
Thanks Todd

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jack jones September 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

the code you need is : FRIEDMAN.

phone number 800-224-0240/

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John July 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I thought you didn’t have to return the paperwork for the membership pass … if I remember correctly, it said you only had to turn in the claim card if you wanted the $20. Let me know if I am wrong.

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Kathy July 18, 2010 at 1:42 am

I thought that if you DO NOT mail back the claim form, they will automatically send you the three months free pass ??????

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Kathy July 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

I don’t even know where my claim letter is, but I DID NOT mail it back because I wanted the 3months pass so i hope I don’t need to have my claim form in order to still receive or use my 3months pass ….

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Melissa July 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I want the 3 month pass but have yet to receive it! It said to NOT return the form if you want to get the pass. The deadline to return the card for a $20 payout was June 18, 2010. Where’s my pass?

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Shavonne July 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

They’re still in court all over this…go to the website, it tells you what they’re doing, the three month cards are still TBD.

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Jonathan August 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I sent my check in for $20 and am being swept under the rug, typically. After I got out of the Army in 2001 I joined 24-Hour twice within 5 years. (Once, then cancel, then again a year later). Everyone lied…. from the salesmen to the girl at the memebership/finances dept. who ASSURED me before hanging up that my account would not be charged anymore like it was “mistakingly” the first time. My monthly dues were overcharged sporadically with an “oops” response everytime it was brought up… and then both times I was charged an additional month (again, that I was assured would not happen) after leaving the place. It doesn’t surprise me they don’t honor the terms of this settlement. This behavior with this is such a pattern.

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Frank September 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

The court has not determined when the settlements will be issued. It has nothing to do with 24 hour fitness. You are not supposed to contact them about it. go to http://www.friedmanclassaction.com/ to get educated about this lawsuit and when you should get your refund or pass.

Most of all, no one should be sending them $20!

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James September 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I also am waiting for my free three months

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Creig September 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Does anyone know when we’re supposed to be getting the 3 months memberships? I’ve been waiting to find out and nobody’s got any information.

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Robyn September 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I received my 3 month membership card from the settlement today.

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Tyler September 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I got my card yesterday. I don’t remember if I got charged after canceling or not – should I assume that getting a card means that I was? Will I need to verify it at all?

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Julie September 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I also received my 3 month membership certificate today. I was charged an extra month after cancelling but I believe 24 Hr eventually refunded the charge – however this was back in 2006 or so. I didn’t save any of the paperwork. Do I still get to redeem the certificate?

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Rosyne September 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

I made a complaint about my overcharge by phone, I think they kinda “fix it” (their way of course), this happens over 1 yr ago… I haven’t received anything… in fact I just noticed this by reading one of my friends facebook’s postings…. should I call my local 24hrs??? Thank you!!

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Maxine September 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

I also received my 3 month membership certificate. I can’t remember if I was charged an extra month after cancelling. This was about 5 or 6 years ago and I didn’t save any of the paperwork. Can I still redeem the certificate?

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SK September 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I also do not remember if I was overcharged when I cancelled my membership. I got my 3 month free pass couple of days ago. I went to my 24Hr club with that and got a 3 month free pass. They asked for PhotoID only, no other proof required.

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James September 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

I received a postcard in the mail,two days ago. I can now go activate my free three months. They are slow, but they finally came through!

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R. soto October 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

hi, I don’t have any of the old statements from 5 years ago. How I do I filed claim? I am also unsure..

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James November 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I was contacted by a postcard mailing that had the class action suit info on it.
I have since activated my pass with no hassle. The gym rep said they’ve gotten a few. I was expecting pressure to join up again, but no mention of it. How out of character,eh?

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Elizabeth Matinez December 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm

My sister advised me that she received her 3 month pass already and I have yet to receive mine… Can you advise what steps I need to take to collect mine? I should have received three seperate passes
Thanks

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Steve R December 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I got 2 of the 3 month free passes. anyone know if i can use them both? im on the friedman settlement site but it doesnt really say. thanks.

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Bonnie January 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I lost the card to activate the 3 month pass. how can i get a replacement?

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Mariah L January 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I have lost the card to activate the 3 month pass, how can I get a replacement? I had one for myself & my husband. I would appreciate any information, thanks!

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Syd January 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Mariah,
Did you ever receive any info on how to get a replacement? If so, can you pass it on please? I’ve lost mine too…

Thanks!

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Fiorella January 27, 2011 at 12:27 am

I lost the card to activate the 3 month pass. How can I get a replacement? Although I found the claim form where it says that “no action is required if I want the Three Month Club Access Certificate to 24 Hour Fitness”
Thanks

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Jeff January 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

I never recieved my card but I have the paperwork on the settlement. Is there anyway to find more information on how to redeem.

Thank you

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Julie A January 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Hi, I never received my free membership card in the mail… I have the original letter they sent me about the lawsuit, and I never returned the part to get the $20….
But I definitely never received my free membership card… are they still in the process of sending them out? Is there someone I can call?

This is really important to me, because 24 cheated me out of 2 months since I moved and they wouldn’t let me cancel my membership (even though I called one month in advance like they said…)
So please help me out!

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Susan March 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Went in the following day at the Fairfield,CA 24HR Fitness to activate my certificate and was told it was already used that I needed a new certificate #. Called and got a new certificate a couple months later, went in the gym to activate it and was told it was already used AGAIN!! I called to complain if this was a joke and waisting my time…. they said someone will call me back; no call back so I called 2 weeks later and was told someone will call me….it’s been a month now and still no call!!

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Vannary August 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Could you provide me the phone number you used to get the cerificate #.

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carmen January 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Susan where did you call? i want my 3 month certificate. help, thanks.

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banosd May 18, 2011 at 4:45 am

I finally redeemed my card today for a three month membership to those bloodsuckers. Nice to avoid the sales pitch.

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Susie June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Does anyone know about the hours that you can utilize this pass? I tried to go in at 6am this morning and she told me that I was a guest, and could only come during “guest hours”… please advise.

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Dave M. July 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Hi Susie,

That kind of response is what leads to another lawsuit. :^)

This pass is like a get out of jail free card. It allows access to ANY 24 hour fitness club from “Active” to “Ultra Sport” . Next time you go into the club at 6am to workout and are told “Pass is limited to Guest hours only” show them where your paper work/agreement says ACCESS PASS –Valid at any 24hr Fitness Club, then ask where are the exclusions that she mentioned and ask to talk with the club manager, if a no-go ask for the Regional Managers contact info….

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Thomas Liwinski October 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

…and it’s expired… or so the bloke on the phone just told me when I inquired about using it (I never receieved/lost the certificate)

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Scott M October 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

i received my certificates (2) in the mail during a time when i was moving and misplaced them. Just this last weekend my apt flooded forcing to move once again. During the move, i found the certificates. I took them to my 24hr fitness where i am still a current member, but was told it had expired. The sales rep advised me to try to call the corporate office to see if i would still be able to use them. Does anyone know a # i can call or what route i should take. This would help me out a ton since i have 2 certificates…one for me and one for my wife! Thats a total of $180 i could save over 3 months!

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jackie December 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

i have yet to recieve my 3 month pass. i did get charged for canceling and it was never refunded which is fine but i did exactly what the paper told me do which is nothing if i wanted the 3 months free & i have yet to see anything. any info??

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carmen January 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I was also told that I wouyld recive 3 months free and I have not recieved anything yet!! Does someone have the Law offcie number so that I can try to get it? thanks.

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24 hours January 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

Can I give the 3 month pass to a friend? or Do I need to use it myself. Still I need to recieve the 3 month pass.

thanks

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Natalie Norman April 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I just located my vocher to redeam 3 month pass, and was just told it has expired. The 24 fitness didn’t offer any resolution to, so I don’t know if I have just lost out. Please assit if you can. thanks Natalie N

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