LA Fitness Sued Over Personal Training Contract

An Arizona man has filed suit against LA Fitness, Irvine, CA, claiming he unwillingly entered into a contract for personal training services.

The lawsuit, Calleros v. L.A. Fitness International LLC, was filed in Maricopa County (AZ) Superior Court. Benjamin Calleros, a community college student, claimed he was offered a free fitness assessment at an LA Fitness club in Tempe, AZ. An LA Fitness staff member offered Calleros the contract after the completion of the assessment but Calleros declined, according to the complaint. Calleros then was asked to sign a waiver for the assessment.

Later, Calleros noticed funds from his checking account had been withdrawn for personal training services—even though he never used those services—and he claims the electronic signature that he used for the waiver agreement had been affixed to the copy of the contract.

Calleros’s requests for the return of those funds have been ignored, according to the complaint. The contract requires him to pay $2,930 over a 12-month period. Calleros is seeking unspecified damages, according to his attorney, Jonathan O’Steen of O’Steen & Harrison in Phoenix.

LA Fitness declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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