Update by user Jun 02, 2011
As a follow-up. Anytime Fitness decided to do the right thing and refunded my \"enhancement fee\" and waived the 30 day fee.
I\'m guessing the \"fee\" was not legal and in my contract. I recommend you check your contract and read the fine print.
Original review posted by user Jun 01, 2011
I was recently hit with an authorized charge to my credit card for an "Enhancement Fee". There was no such thing when I signed up nor was I ever informed of this fee.
I have asked corporate and the local center for a copy of my contract where it states they can make this charge against me and they refuse to show me anything. What if they decided the "fee" was $250 or $2500? I have emailed both corporate, the local center and ABC Finance (a fancy name for a collection agency) and no response from them in regards to my contract. As for me, I will be contacting the local TV stations that investigate fraud and misrepresentation of their contracts and let them chat with Anytime Fitness.
I may pursue them through Small Claims Court and subpoena all have sent me e-mails.
If enough of us call or complain we may be able to have something done about their abuse to their customers.