Oh, big hearted they are waive the fee. I used to work for a health spa ( gym). When people wanted to cancel their contracts because a facility closed down, or whatever, I had to tell them they couldn't--that there was a gym 25 miles away they could go to--that the contract was unbreakable. If they got sick, I still couldn't let them cancel. I would give them a leave of absence for a specific period of time, but that was all I could do.
Needless to say, I could not do that job, almost got fired because of it, but they switched me into another position, accounts receivable, where I just kept the books on memberships and commissions, etc.
I at one time had at one time had AT&T for my cell . Always had good service . That was till I moved here . I was on the edge of service area . I called them and after about an hour complaining they let me out of my contract . With the Obama phone service was the same till I bought a different tracphone . Haven' to missed a call yet .
you always have to be careful what you sign when it comes to contracts .. comcast is the worst .. can't really say anything about cell phones , but i have heard of gyms doin that shit .. and that would really piss me off if they told me they had another gym only 25 miles away so i could go there .. who the hell is gonna drive 50 miles round trip to use a gym ?? if they close the gym near me that i joined i'd let them sue me .. and good luck to em too..