Is it against the law for a gym in Greater Manchester, England to change their rules so that people under 18 are not allowed to use the gym at certain times if they have already paid for a membership?
The rule was introduced with no warning.
Me and the 7 of my friends i go with cannot now go as we can only get there by 5.
I renewed my membership when they did not have the rule, as did all my friends. We renewed them under the impression we can continue to use the gym.
The lady that owns the gym said it is effective to all people, even the people like me who have been going for nearly a year.
We have never caused issue in the gym, nor have any under 18s. We asked multiple of the people who also expressed distaste of the rule and they all commented on how respectful we all are to the equipment and other members.
Is this against the law? Are we at least entitled to refunds? What can we do and how would we go about it?
EDIT: I am in Greater Manchester, England.
14th October 2021