The companies that operate New York Sports Club and three other city-affiliated fitness club brands are the defendants in a proposed class action. The plaintiff claims defendants Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. and Town Sports International, LLC charge fees in excess of those authorized in their contracts with patrons. Additionally, the case alleges the defendants engage in the practice of enrolling patrons into open-ended contracts that violate consumer protection laws in at least seven states.
The plaintiff claims that after signing on with the defendants in January 2016 and agreeing to pay by credit card a $19.95 monthly fee, the plaintiff realized a year later that he was being charged $29.95 per month. The plaintiff then claims that in January 2018 his monthly fee jumped once again, this time to $39.95.