Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fitness First Membership Cancellation

I recently decided that my Platinum Membership to Fitness first was not providing enough value to justify the almost $100/month membership fee.

After reading some real horror stories from people trying to cancel membership I did some research to see what the best way to do this is. What I found was a Fitness First Cancellation Letter Template from Choice Magazine.

This letter includes all the details required to satisfy the contract requirements.

I handed the letter into the gym and was contacted 4 days later stating that the last payment would be taken in 3 weeks time. The contract would be canceled at the end of the current month.

I was not required to have a meeting with a Customer Service Representative at the club however I was contacted via telephone to ask the reason for cancellation and ask if I would like to transfer the membership to somebody else.
After the three weeks had elapsed I checked the bank account and the final amount was taken. It is now half-way through the next month and there have been no further debits from my bank account.
I encourage anybody who wishes to terminate their Fitness First contract to use the letter template from the Choice website.

Edit: I have updated the link to the letter. Choice Magazine have changed their site structure since I wrote the post. If this disappears again a link to the article about gym contracts is here. Alternatively, you should be able to search the Choice web-site for Gym Contracts.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

MoWeS Portable Webserver

The MoWeS Portable Webserver is a light-weight web server that can run from any writable media (USB Drive, HDD, or flash-card).
MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc.) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista).
The installation process also includes the ability to install various web software packages. These packages include:
Setup is easy and I completed the setup of the web server on a USB stick within 1 hour including the installation of MediaWiki.

This is great way to have a portable version of some of the best CMS and Wiki software available.