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Membership Contracts

Please view the full text of Alabama's Health Club Consumer Protection Statute for more information.

Pre-opening Payment Restriction: No

Maximum Length of Contract: 2 years

Contract Cancellation Provisions:

  • Cooling-off Period: 3 days
  • Member Moves: Yes
  • Club Relocation: Yes
  • Member Disability/Death: Yes

Automatic Renewal: No apparent restrictions

State Mandated Contract Language: No

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Registration (Are clubs required to register with the state's consumer protection agency?):



Pre-opening only. Can file a letter of credit in lieu of bond. The minimum bond amount is $50,000. Clubs already in operation are exempt.

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Requirements

There is no law mandating AEDs in health clubs. Alabama has a Good Samaritan law that protects individuals from liability in AED use and non-use situations.

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State Sales Tax Concerning Health Clubs

Alabama has a 4.0% sales, tax but it does not apply to health clubs. It is estimated that it would cost each club in Alabama approximately $23,000 per year if the state sales tax applied to health clubs (based on industry research).

Locker Room Privacy

Alabama’s public accommodations law does not include protections on the basis of gender identity.

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