Gym Owners Say National Fitness' Nonpayment of Dues Is Causing Money Woes

Club Industry, February 2016

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Several health club owners are claiming a Layton, Utah—based third-party billing company has failed to pay them their share of their members' dues.

Aaron Stafford, owner of Stafford Fitness in Longview, Texas, said his problems with National Fitness Financial Systems began in August 2015. Payments from National Fitness, which used to arrive daily and averaged a few hundred dollars each, began to slow: a week late, then two weeks, then a month. In fall 2015, National Fitness stopped paying him all together–and the company now owes him an estimated $35,000 plus $15,000 in fees, he said.