A 19 6% of gyms in the city of Madrid does not comply with the regulation that requires them to have signed an insurance contract covering the fire hazards of local and civil liability for damages to third derivatives of the conditions of the premises, facilities and services. It is a fact that emerges from the study carried out by the Municipal Institute for the months of October and November 2010 consumption within the campaign of inspection and Control of gyms. The campaign have been involved in nine technical quality and consumption of the Town Hall, which have inspected 235 gyms, detecting irregularities in 102 stores, representing a percentage of breach of 43.4%. In the previous campaign, conducted in 2006, the study was conducted among the 281 then registered gyms. Then irregularities were detected in 90 7% of cases. The figure for this year is therefore positive, since the number of deficiencies is less than half that for four years. Inspections have been conducted to monitor compliance with the regulations General about prices, timetables, tenure of complaint forms; control on general aspects of advertising; compliance with respect to the rights of consumers of obtaining invoices and receipt, and ensure the protection of consumers against the possible inclusion of clauses in contracts that violate their rights. The comparison of the above data can be seen in the chart attached to this note.
Among the results obtained are: 76.8% Of the fitness gyms can not display on the outside of the premises identification poster. In 2006, it was 94%. Contracts were formalized in 40.4% of gyms; in 2006 the figure stood at 34.8%. Contracts have been detected unfair terms in 11.6% of them, whereas in the previous campaign was 30.9%. The most common unfair terms are those that reserve the interpretation of the contract to the company, which allows the unilateral modification of the same in terms of pricing, schedules and classes to teach, and which impose penalties consumer if does not meet its obligations, while there is no counterpart to the company if it breaks theirs.
10.2% Of establishments not advertised nor do they have the book’s claims; in 2006 it was 37%. 6.4 Per cent announced prices for services offered; in 2006 he did 15.7%. Advertising deceives or does not respect the rights of consumers in 2.5% of cases; in 2006, was 19.9%. Products are marketed in 44.7% of the gyms in Madrid, but the price is not displayed in 4.8% of such establishments, while in 2006 the figure stood at 23.9%. In terms of labelling, 6.5 per cent of textile products which are sold in the premises lack labelling, against the 4.3 of the year 2006. After the campaign the corresponding disciplinary proceedings will begin.