Published: Dec 31, 2010 8:13 PM EST
Updated: Dec 31, 2010 5:17 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla--If your New Year's resolution involves joining a gym, make sure you check out the contract and the facility before you join.  CALL FOR ACTION went through dozens of complaints to the Department of Agriculture. We found the most common complaints were about gyms that went out of business. There are more than 1700 gyms in Florida, but last year 300 went out of business.

We also found a lot of complaints about contracts. Make sure you read the contract. Know the club's cancellation policy and exactly what your membership covers.

Florida's "Health Studio Act" offers you some protection if your gym closes, moves, or if you can't use the facilities for medical reasons. Under that law, health clubs must register with the state. Many must post bond to insure member refunds if the club goes out of business.

It also gives you a three day window to cancel a contract exclusive of holidays and weekends. However, you must do it in writing.

If your gym changes location, it must provide a facility of equal quality located within five miles of its original location within 30 days or the contract is void.

You can check a gym's complaint history and if it is registered and bonded by calling the Department of Agriculture at 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352).

Here is a list the Department of Agriculture provided to CALL FOR ACTION of all the registered health clubs and gyms in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties:

Business: 24/7 FITNESS
16450 S TAMIAMI TRL STE 10, FORT MYERS, FL 33908-5307 (LEE)
License Number: HS7500
License Expiration: 01/18/2011

Business: ABC PILATES
834 NEAPOLITAN WAY, NAPLES, FL 34103-3119 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS6552
License Expiration: 05/31/2011

Business: ACHIEVE FITNESS
1000 TAMIAMI TRL STE 1, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953-3806 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS6088
Phone Number: 941-627-5509 Business
License Expiration: 01/31/2011

Business: ACHIEVE FITNESS
4300 KINGS HWY STE A, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33980-2921 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS4301
Phone Number: 941-627-5509 Business
License Expiration: 01/27/2011

Business: ADMIRAL LEHIGH HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER
25 HOMESTEAD RD N STE 33, LEHIGH ACRES, FL 33936-6600 (LEE)
License Number: HS5034
License Expiration: 03/04/2011

Business: ANYTIME FITNESS OF FORT MYERS
12901 MCGREGOR BLVD STE 1B, FORT MYERS, FL 33919-4587 (LEE)
License Number: HS7655
Phone Number: 239-481-2237 Business
License Expiration: 04/23/2011

Business: ANYTIME FITNESS
130 DEL PRADO BLVD S STE 2, CAPE CORAL, FL 33990-1700 (LEE)
License Number: HS7398
License Expiration: 11/13/2011

Business: ANYTIME FITNESS
13040 LIVINGSTON RD STE 18, NAPLES, FL 34105-5027 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS7494
License Expiration: 01/15/2011

Business: ANYTIME FITNESS
1315 CAPE CORAL PKWY E, CAPE CORAL, FL 33904-9606 (LEE)
License Number: HS3442
License Expiration: 03/05/2011

Business: ANYTIME FITNESS
24850 OLD 41 RD STE 17, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34135-7024 (LEE)
License Number: HS6983
License Expiration: 01/23/2011

Business: APEX FITNESS OF NAPLES
1190 PINE RIDGE RD UNIT 2, NAPLES, FL 34108-8914 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS8363
License Expiration: 11/23/2011

Business: AROUND THE CLOCK FITNESS
1140 CEITUS TER STE 8, CAPE CORAL, FL 33991-1553 (LEE)
License Number: HS8062
License Expiration: 03/05/2011

Business: CAPE CORAL RACQUET & HEALTH CLUB
1300 CEITUS TER, CAPE CORAL, FL 33991-1460 (LEE)
License Number: HS8797
License Expiration: 11/30/2011

Business: CLUB 24
2930 S MCCALL RD UNIT A, ENGLEWOOD, FL 34224-8638 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS7734
Phone Number: 941-270-7416 Business
License Expiration: 06/10/2011

Business: CLUB MARCO FITNESS AND TRAINING CENTER
686 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145-2541 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS4317
License Expiration: 03/08/2011

Business: COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB
9181 INDEPENDENCE WAY, FORT MYERS, FL 33913-6638 (LEE)
License Number: HS5547
License Expiration: 03/06/2011

Business: CONNIE SWARTZENDRUBER
333 PARK AVE STE A-2, BOCA GRANDE, FL 33921 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS8483
License Expiration: 03/10/2011

Business: CONTOUR WEIGHT LOSS CENTER LLC
16120 SAN CARLOS BLVD STE 5, FORT MYERS, FL 33908-3294 (LEE)
License Number: HS8175
License Expiration: 06/12/2011

Business: CORE-CARDIO-GLUTE, INC
2263 1ST ST, FORT MYERS, FL 33901-2943 (LEE)
License Number: HS7600
License Expiration: 03/06/2011

Business: CROSSFIT FORT MYERS LLC
10970 S CLEVELAND AVE STE 103, FORT MYERS, FL 33907-2350 (LEE)
License Number: HS7606
Phone Number: 239-634-9898 Business
License Expiration: 03/12/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN OF IONA
15675 MCGREGOR BLVD STE 22, FORT MYERS, FL 33908-2503 (LEE)
License Number: HS4469
License Expiration: 02/27/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
10175 TAMIAMI TRL UNIT 1125, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-4369 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS8195
Phone Number: 941-639-7737 Business
License Expiration: 07/13/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
1213 SE 47TH TER, CAPE CORAL, FL 33904-9614 (LEE)
License Number: HS6263
License Expiration: 06/28/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
12366 N ACCESS RD UNIT 4, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33981-5449 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS4903
Phone Number: 941-697-6262 Business
License Expiration: 09/14/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
12377 S CLEVELAND AVE, FORT MYERS, FL 33907-3899 (LEE)
License Number: HS6102
License Expiration: 03/01/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
15215 COLLIER BLVD STE 308, NAPLES, FL 34119-6835 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS7585
License Expiration: 02/25/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
231 DEL PRADO BLVD S STE 10, CAPE CORAL, FL 33990-5707 (LEE)
License Number: HS4347
License Expiration: 09/06/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
2705 TAMIAMI TRL UNIT 313, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-6995 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS4630
Phone Number: 941-639-8525 Business
License Expiration: 10/22/2011

Business: CURVES FOR WOMEN
975 CREECH RD, NAPLES, FL 34103-4201 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS8271
License Expiration: 09/11/2011

Business: CURVES
17753 TOLEDO BLADE BLVD UNIT B2, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33948-1085 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS7330
Phone Number: 941-624-5557 Business
License Expiration: 10/26/2011

Business: CURVES
1829 SAN MARCO RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145-6722 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS4924
License Expiration: 11/21/2011

Business: CURVES
2362 IMMOKALEE RD, NAPLES, FL 34110-1445 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS5451
License Expiration: 01/14/2011

Business: CURVES
24123 PEACHLAND BLVD UNIT C6, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33954-3765 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS7567
Phone Number: 941-613-2878 Business
License Expiration: 02/13/2011

Business: CURVES
24830 S TAMIAMI TRL STE 2800, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34134-7019 (LEE)
License Number: HS7610
Phone Number: 239-949-1600 Business
License Expiration: 03/18/2011

Business: CURVES
28441 S TAMIAMI TRL STE 104, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34134-3213 (LEE)
License Number: HS7084
Phone Number: 239-495-3500 Business
License Expiration: 03/29/2011

Business: ELITE TRAINING + FITNESS INC
1312 MARKET CIR UNIT 11, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953-3831 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS7723
Phone Number: 941-286-3475 Business
License Expiration: 05/30/2011

Business: EMILIE BROMLEY LLC
1199 1ST AVE S, NAPLES, FL 34102-6212 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS8121
License Expiration: 04/16/2011

Business: FAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
3280 TAMIAMI TRL STE 11, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33952-8000 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS8617
Phone Number: 941-764-1333 Business
License Expiration: 07/19/2011

Business: FIT FOREVER
10347 BONITA BEACH RD SE UNIT 107, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34135-4808 (LEE)
License Number: HS7671
Phone Number: 239-462-8418 Business
License Expiration: 05/05/2011

Business: FITNESS FACTOR PLUS LLC
3251 MIDSHIP DR, NORTH FORT MYERS, FL 33903-6933 (LEE)
License Number: HS8461
License Expiration: 02/15/2011

Business: FITNESS FOR LIFE OF NAPLES, INC.
28811 S TAMIAMI TRL STE 13, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34134-3208 (LEE)
License Number: HS5284
Phone Number: 239-948-5555 Business
License Expiration: 08/19/2011

Business: FITNESS INSIDE AND OUT
4760 TAMIAMI TRL N STE 1, NAPLES, FL 34103-3065 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS7399
License Expiration: 11/14/2011

Business: FITNESS ON THE MOVE
13010 METRO PKWY, FORT MYERS, FL 33966-4701 (LEE)
License Number: HS3325
License Expiration: 04/29/2011

Business: FITNESS PRO
27421 LIPPIZZAN TRL, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-8331 (CHARLOTTE)
License Number: HS8668
License Expiration: 08/23/2011

Business: FITNESS TOGETHER
2500 VANDERBILT BEACH RD STE 1106, NAPLES, FL 34109-0613 (COLLIER)
License Number: HS6907
Phone Number: 239-597-0549 Business
License Expiration: 11/10/2011

Business: FITNESS TOGETHER
9671 GLADIOLUS DR UNIT 108, FORT MYERS, FL 33908-7606 (LEE)
License Number: HS7242
License Expiration: 08/08/2011

Business: FOREVER FITNESS INC
7337 LAKE DR, FORT MYERS, FL 33908-4118 (LEE)
License Number: HS8517
License Expiration: 04/07/2011

Business: FORT MYERS FITNESS AT GATEWAY
13130 WESTLINKS TERRACE, FORT M