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Athletic Club Membership

Membership Options

Merritt Athletic Clubs are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Whether you choose an Individual, Couple, Family, or Corporate program, our options can provide you with complete access to all Merritt Athletic Clubs locations. You'll find that our facilities, services and professional staff offer you everything you need to achieve your personal best.

One Pass Membership

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This membership gives you full access to all available Merritt Athletic Clubs locations. You'll receive all privileges of membership including group fitness classes and your first free appointment with a fitness professional.

Express Pass Membership

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This membership gives you full access to Merritt Athletic Clubs' Express Club locations - 24 HR Cranbrook and 24 HR Owings Mills. You'll receive all privileges of Express Pass club membership including group fitness classes and your first free appointment with a fitness professional. Monthly and committed memberships available.

Membership Information

If you are interested in finding out more about membership at the Merritt Athletic Clubs, please fill out our contact form. A Merritt Athletic Clubs representative will contact you within 48 hours.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Use The Clubs?

24 HR Buckingham:
16 years old and older to use club.

24 HR Owings Mills:
16 years old and older to use clubs. 

24 HR Downtown & 24 HR Fort Avenue:
18 years old and older to use clubs.

24 HR Canton, 24 HR Cranbrook, Eldersburg, Towson, White Marsh:
12-15 years old if you have a Jr. Fitness Certification you can use entire club except free weights.
11-15 years old must have parent with them at all times unless you have a Jr. Fitness Certification or with a Personal Trainer.

Billing Information

Most Frequently Asked Billing Questions

What Am I Being Billed For?

Your monthly debit will include your (and any family members’) membership fees for the current month and any miscellaneous items you charged to your club house account between the previous month’s billing and this one. This can include pro shop purchases, personal training, programs, etc.

How Does Merritt Process Billing?

Your membership dues and house account charges are billed electronically each month to the account indicated in the Payment Authorization section of your agreement. We bill credit/debit cards on the first of every month and checking/savings accounts on the tenth of every month – or the next business day if those dates are holidays or on a weekend.

What is a Membership Change?

Membership changes include adding a member to your account, removing a member from your account, placing an account on freeze, changing billing account information, name changes, address changes, or contact information changes. Notifying us promptly of any of the above changes or updates will allow us to serve you more accurately and with greater efficiency.

When and How Do I Submit a Membership Change?

Any of the above changes can be processed through a Lifestyle Consultant in any of our Merritt club locations. Changes in billing accounts, name, address, and phone information, can be done via the Merritt website – Click on “Check Your Account”, go to Membership Information and “change information”. The first time you access your account you will be asked to register and set up a security password. A 30-day notice is required to process any membership change. There is a $25 administrative fee for membership transfers and downgrades.

What is a Membership “Freeze”?

If you are not able to use the club for medical reasons Merritt will place your account on medical freeze at no charge. A doctor’s verification is required to process a medical freeze. Your medical freeze will run for the period stated by your doctor. Your dues will resume at the end of that period unless we receive notice in writing and a note from your doctor stating that you are not ready to return to the club at that time.

A member may go on “Inactive Freeze” for a maximum of three months because of travel schedules or extenuating personal needs such as temporary relocation. Inactive membership dues will be 33% of the applicable monthly membership dues and must be paid monthly through electronic billing.

How Do I Cancel My Membership?

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing either at the club or by certified mail to the club.Please refer to your membership contract or contact your Club’s Member Services Manager for the cancellation policies for your membership. Cancellation fee (if applicable) and/or any outstanding balances will be collected at the time the cancellation paperwork is signed. Please note that non-use of the facility or closing of one’s billing account does not constitute a cancellation. Cancellation requests must be in writing and will not be accepted over the telephone or via the internet.

How Long is my Current Membership Rate Guaranteed?

Your rate is guaranteed for the term of the contract you signed upon joining. After that term expires your rate may change if there are changes in the club rates. Merritt will mail notification of a change in dues 45 to 60 days in advance of that change.

Can Merritt Provide Receipts for Reimbursement Purposes?

Yes. If you need documentation of your account’s payments we can provide you with that report – contact your club’s administrator. You can also obtain account information from the “check your account” section on the Merritt website,

How Do I Contact the Merritt Billing Department?

Please find your club administrator and contact information below.

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