The World Gym in Palm Desert, CA is one gym to stay away from! They act very unethically! I was talked into signing up for a month to month membership, which I was told I could cancel at anytime with 30 days notice.
However, lo and behold, when I did ask to cancel a couple months later, exactly 30 days before my next billing period, they played all kinds of games saying that I had to talk to the operations manager in person -- but he was not available! That my writing out a notice of cancellation was not good enough (even though in the contract that was all it says is requested) and that it would have to be sent certified and received 30 days in advance, which was of course now impossible -- and so forth.
I left the club, immediately contacted visa and am disputing all these charges. But everyone should be aware how unethical this gym is. There are multiple reports on the internet, and lawsuits have been filed against them in many other states, as far as I have been able to determine. So do beware!
Just as a side note -- I am currently disabled from an accident, which they knew about, and was very wary to make a commitment to any gym because my doctors did not want me to do any weight bearing exercise.
Even with all this, they did not hesitate to try to swindle me!
Review about: World Gym Membership.