Frequently Asked Questions
- Why does SpunkFitness not have dumbbells heavier than 70 pounds and other types of equipment that body builders or power lifters may use?
A: The amount you pay at the time you join Spunk Fitness depends on which fitness club membership you choose and whether or not there are any promotions being offered at the time you join. There may be a start up and/or prorated fees associated with your membership. Call or visit the Spunk fitness club you’re interested in joining to learn more.
A: The “Spunk” ($9.99 per month membership) is a month-to-month membership that permits you to cancel it at any time and for any reason by giving 30 days advance notice. You are not required to maintain your Spunk membership for any specified period of time.
A: At the time you join one of our gyms, you are required to sign a membership agreement. This agreement has a couple of purposes. First, you are authorizing your bank or credit card company to make your membership payments for you as explained below under, “When and how do my monthly memberships get paid?” Second, you are acknowledging that you understand the various rules, policies, and procedures regarding the club and your membership.
A: Yes. Just click Join Now.
A: The differences are as follows:
The Spunk X! membership includes tanning.
The Spunk X! includes free guest privileges. This means that you may bring one guest each time you visit the club at no charge.
The Spunk X! membership permits you to use all Spunk locations.
The Spunk X! membership has an initial membership term of 12 months. However, you may terminate your membership prior to 12 months by paying a $59 early termination fee. The Spunk membership is a month to month membership with no minimum term that may be cancelled at any time with 30 days notice.
The monthly dues for the Spunk X! membership are $19.99. The monthly dues for the Spunk membership are $9.99.
The annual price pledge for both is $39 and is billed on about the 1st day of the 2nd month after you join and each year thereafter.
A: A Spunk X! member may bring one guest with them each time they visit the club. The guest must be at least 18 years of age. However, if the Spunk X! member is the parent or legal guardian of the guest, the guest may be 13 years of age or older. A Spunk X! member may bring the same guest or a different guest with them each time they visit the club. The guest is required to sign a waiver of liability each time they visit the club. The guest is not permitted to use the tanning facilities and is also not permitted to participate in the free Spunk Academy group fitness instruction classes. The Spunk X! member must remain at the club the entire time the guest is at the club. The Spunk X! member is also fully responsible for all of the actions and behavior of any guests.
A: You may bring a guest provided that the guest pays a guest fee of $20. If the guest joins the club, then all guest fees paid by the guest within the past 30 days may be applied to the start-up fees of their membership. All guests must be at least 18 years of age. However, a member may bring their child provided the child is at least 13 years of age.
A: Sure! Just click on “Get a free 1 day pass” anywhere on the web site.
A: Yes. Just visit the club and the staff will take care of this for you.
A: Anyone 13-17 years of age may join Spunk Fitness providing that their parent or legal guardian co-signs their membership agreement as required by law. However, anyone 13-15 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian each time they use the club.
A: At the time you join, you authorize your bank or credit card provider to pay your membership dues from either a checking, savings or credit card account on about the 20th of each month until such time as you cancel your membership. At the time you join, you also authorize the payment of the Annual Price Pledge. A prorated fee is simply a portion of a fee, or partial payment that is less than the full fee as a result of only a portion or partial use of something. A prorated fee occurs when you join the club on a day which is part way through the membership billing cycle and you should not be required to pay a full month’s worth of membership since you are only getting a part of the month’s membership benefit. For example, let’s say that you join on the fifth day of a given month. Since the membership dues are paid on the 20th of each month, you will receive only 15 days (the 5th through the 20th) worth of membership before your first full month of membership dues is paid on the 20th. Therefore, you are charged for only 15 days worth of membership dues at the time you join. This calculation is referred to as a “prorate”. Your dues are prorated for only that period of time during which you received the benefit of your membership.
A: The Annual Price Pledge is the annual fee that guarantees your monthly membership dues will not increase. It is paid on about the 1st day of the 2nd month after you join and every year thereafter.
A: You may not pay to use the club as you go, or on a day-to-day basis. Spunk Fitness is a membership based club with rates as low as $9.99 per month. It does not make any financial sense for someone to pay on a pay as you go basis when membership rates are so low and you can cancel your membership at any time.
A: You may pay for your membership for one year in advance depending upon which State the club is located. In order to comply with the laws of the various States, Spunk Fitness clubs may or may not accept membership payments in advance. Currently, you my pay for your membership in advance if the club you are interested in is located in Maryland or New York. You may not pay for your membership in advance if the club you are interested in is located in Virginia.
A: Spunk Fitness uses a third party billing company, known as EBCS, to handle the processing of various membership fees such as monthly dues and the Annual Price Pledge. Click on the “Member Services” tab, which will lead you to the EBCS website link so that you can view and print a history of your membership account. You may also call EBCS at 1-800-766-1918.
A: If you have a Spunk membership: You may cancel it at any time simply by going to the location that you joined, completing a cancellation form, and turning in your membership key tag; or by sending a certified letter requesting to cancel your membership and enclosing your membership key tag, as is explained in your membership agreement. Your membership account must be current and all past due fees paid prior to cancelling your membership.
If you have a Spunk X! membership: . . . And your initial 12 month term has not yet ended, you may cancel your membership at any time prior to the end of your initial 12 month term by paying an early termination fee of $59. If your initial 12 month term has ended, you may cancel at any time by following the same steps for cancellation of the Spunk membership, as explained above. Your membership account must be current and all past due fees paid prior to cancelling your membership. Your membership billing stops 30 days after the date we receive your cancelation request. If you request to cancel your membership less than 30 days prior to the next billing date for your monthly dues or Annual Price Pledge, you will be billed for these items.
A: You may pay a $59 early termination fee in order to cancel your Spunk X! membership prior to the initial 12 month term.
A: You must come to the club and pay a $10 fee for a replacement key tag. You are required to bring your key tag with you each time you visit the club since this is the method used to check in members and verify membership.
A: Most Spunk Fitness centers are open 24 hours from 5:00 A.M. on Monday until 9:00 A.M. on Friday and from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday and 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday. Some Spunk Fitness clubs are open 24 hours 7 days a week. Visit the locations page to determine the hours of operation for the club you are interested in.
A: New Year’s Day: 8 AM – 8 PM
Memorial Day: 8 AM – 2 PM
July 4th: 8 AM – 2 PM
Labor Day: 8 AM – 2 PM
A: For the most part, all Spunk Fitness clubs offer the same facilities and services. They all offer an abundance and variety of cardiovascular and strength training fitness equipment. They all also have separate men’s and women’s locker and shower facilities. The difference between Spunk Fitness locations is that some may offer saunas or steam rooms and others may not. Also, some locations offer various types of group fitness classes such as Boot Camp classes and Zumba for an additional fee. Please contact the location which you are interested in joining to learn more about that club’s offerings.
A: Yes. We provide one facial-sized towel to members and their guests each time they visit the club.
A: Our business is based on keeping membership rates as low as possible in order to make fitness affordable to almost anyone. Not everyone is interested in group fitness classes. By charging an extra fee for these classes, only those who are interested in participating in the classes are required to pay for them. This enables us to maintain very affordable rates to those members that are not interested in participating in group fitness classes.
A: Yes. It is included with the Spunk X! membership. It may not be purchased separately.
A: You must be at least 18 years of age to use the tanning facilities.
A: Yes. Contact the club location of your choice for details.
A: No, your guests are not permitted to use the tanning facilities.
A: Spunk Academy is a series of group fitness instruction classes that help those that are new to exercise learn how to use all of the different pieces of equipment at the club and how to incorporate them into a well-balanced fitness program.
A: Yes. There is an additional fee for personal training. When you join the club, you get one FREE appointment with a certified personal trainer who will meet with you to learn about your fitness goals and help you to set up a personalized fitness program. Visit the club you are interested in and talk to a personal trainer at that location to learn about the various personal training packages that are available.
A: No. We do not permit freelance personal training, regardless of whether or not the personal trainer is your guest, or even a member of Spunk Fitness.
A: SpunkFit 30 is a full-body “circuit training” workout that provides both muscular and cardiovascular conditioning, and can be done in 30 minutes or less.
Q: Why does SpunkFitness not have dumbbells heavier than 70 pounds and other types of equipment that body builders or power lifters may use?
A: The business model of Spunk Fitness is based on catering to the average person that makes up 99.99% of the population and not to body builders or power lifters. The average person is not comfortable, and may even be intimidated, exercising with the likes of bodybuilders and power lifters. We want the environment at our clubs to be comfortable and non-intimidating. For this reason, we purposely do not offer many of the things that body builders and power lifters desire so as to discourage bodybuilders and power lifters from joining our clubs. We have nothing against bodybuilders and power lifters- We simply do not want this very small percentage of the population to be an intimidating factor in our clubs.