Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ontario Trails - Ski, Sled, Hike, Bike or Paddle Ontario's Trails


The New Year is here and Ontario wants to help you make a smart choice and protect yourself when joining a gym or fitness club.  With many Ontarians choosing to join a gym or fitness club at this time of year, here is a simple checklist to help you make smart choices and protect yourself:
  • Do your research. Make sure the gym's equipment is new or in good condition, the location and hours of operation are convenient, and the club is clean.
  • Consumers have a 10-day cooling off period after signing a gym membership contract to reconsider their decision.
  • Do not sign up for more than a one-year membership. Lifetime fitness club memberships are illegal in Ontario.
  • Choose to pay monthly. A gym must offer the option of paying fees in monthly instalments. That way, members will not lose more than a month's payment if the club shuts down.
  • Read the fine print. Review the membership agreement carefully and ask questions before signing. For example, is a fitness test required to join? Is there an extra cost for the test?
  • If cancelling a gym membership, do it in writing. Hand-deliver the cancellation letter or send it via registered mail to be certain the club has received it.
Ontario has more tips on joining a gym at Be smart about getting fit.


Snowmobile season just a few flakes away
Haliburton County Echo
"There's a district down there's that's very keen on having riders come up our way," said Matysek, explaining he's been in talks with members of Mid Ontario Snowmobile Trails. Membership is looking strong for the association, with approximately 1800 ...
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Ontario braces for extreme cold as the West warms up
Globe and Mail
Residents of the Prairies, however, won't have much need for snow to enjoy someoutdoor recreation this week, as temperatures are set to climb above 5 degrees across the region. If Winnipeg reaches 6 degrees Thursday, as it is currently forecast,...See all stories on this topic »

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