7 On Your Side: How to avoid pitfalls of New Year's resolution gym memberships

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"Their whole plan is to sell more memberships to have more money coming than they actually have members using the gym," said Kevin Brassler with Consumer's Checkbook. "If everyone who signed up for a membership at these places, you'd never be able to get in."

Every year, an estimated 45 percent of us make a resolution to join a gym and start working out, but many gym-goers drop off by March and end up continuing to foot the bill for a membership they'll never return to using.

And what are your options if your gym doesn't want to let you out of your contract?

ABC7's Horace Holmes has more above, about how to avoid losing money when you're trying to get in shape.

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