If you want to cancel your Planet Fitness membership, you must do it in person or by mail.
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To cancel a Planet Fitness membership, you need to visit your gym in person or write a postal letter.
Planet Fitness doesn’t allow you to cancel your membership by phone or online.
Your membership might already be on hold due to pandemic restrictions, and you may be able to get a three-month hold for medical reasons.
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Planet Fitness is a popular chain of fitness centers (it had more than 15 million members as of March 2020), but the franchise has not embraced modern customer service practices, especially when it comes to canceling membership plans.
Instead of letting you close your account online, Planet Fitness requires you to visit your home club and speak to a representative at the front desk or send a letter via the postal service.
How to cancel your Planet Fitness membership
You can’t cancel your membership by phone, via the Planet Fitness website, or even by email. You only have two official options: visiting in person or sending a letter.
To cancel in person: Visit your home club’s front desk and request a cancellation form.
To cancel via mail: Write a letter that explains your intent to cancel your membership and includes your name, address, phone number, and Planet ID membership number. Address it to your home club, and Planet Fitness recommends sending it via certified mail. You’ll want to follow up with the club to make sure your application was received, approved, and processed.
How to pause your Planet Fitness membership
If you need to step away from your Planet Fitness membership temporarily and would prefer not to cancel it entirely, you may be able to put your account on hold.
Many clubs allow you to put your membership on hold for up to three months for medical reasons. Unfortunately, the rules vary from club to club, so you should reach out to customer service at the location where you have a membership. Either visit in person and speak to someone at the front desk or call your club.
How to upgrade or downgrade your Planet Fitness membership
If you want to downgrade your membership rather than cancel it, you need to do that in person as well. Visit your home club and speak to someone at the front desk about your account.
Membership upgrade, though, can be done online. Open the
Upgrade webpage in a browser and follow the instructions. You’ll need your Planet Fitness Keytag number to complete the process. If you prefer, you can also do this in person at the front desk.
Planet Fitness membership during COVID
If you have a Planet Fitness membership and your home club is closed for safety and social distancing reasons, your membership is automatically frozen and you’re not charged any fees. Your club will notify you when it reopens and what its rules are regarding mask wearing and other considerations.
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