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How to Cancel Planet Fitness Membership?

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People have realized the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and have started working towards getting fit. Gym is the first thing that comes to one’s mind when it comes to toning down the body and staying fit. There are millions of gyms across the globe, which aim at helping people build a fitness routine in their everyday life.

Healthy eating habits have also kicked in and a lot of health-conscious people are avoiding junk food and changing as vegans or healthy eaters. People have realized the need to stay fit and started enrolling in gyms. These gyms aim at helping its customers to tone down and stay fit.

Planet Fitness also has the same intention to help people get fit. It is a famous gym franchise, which offers low monthly payments. It requires a contract, which limits cancellation and it also provides a fee schedule for early cancellation. The best way of cancelling Planet Fitness membership is by writing to the Membership Services department.

There are a lot of people who take Planet Fitness membership and after a few months they realize it is not for them and they it. Though cancelling a gym membership is not good news, many people feel that they can instead enroll in to some sport and engage in some sort of physical activity. So this is why in today’s article, we show you how to cancel planet fitness membership.

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How to Cancel Planet Fitness Membership?

For all of those who are not sure about how to cancel planet fitness membership, here are some things that you need to pay attention to.

#1. Finding the Contract

Even though you might have enrolled with a no signup fee scheme, you still have signed an agreement, which designates how you can cancel the membership and in what situations you may be allowed to waive off the cancellation fees.

#2. Read the Contract  

The contract lays out the terms and conditions, and you should be aware of it. Check if you have a monthly contract or an annual one, whether you paid monthly or annually; it is likely that you signed a one year contract. Check when your contract is up. It will be easier to wait for a month or two until the contract is up.

#3. Be Attentive to the Billing Cycle

Generally, for a monthly contract, one must cancel the membership before the 10th of the month, as you are usually billed before 20th, and the company also needs time to process your request. For an annual contract, you need to cancel before the 27th of the month prior to when you are billed.

Always think of a fitness contract just like a leasing contract, giving 30 days notice and paying fees for early cancellation are usual with gyms.

#4. Get the Gym Fees Waived

If you can provide a written proof that you are injured or that you must relocate out of range of a Planet Fitness, you can have the fees waived.

If you are injured, try getting a note from your doctor confirming that you will not be able to use the gym facilities.  If you are relocating to a new place, it must be at least 40 kms away from any Planet Fitness location. Request your employer to write a relocation letter, and ensure to map out the distance before mentioning where you will be moving.

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If the above-stated situations do not apply to you, you will be asked to pay the cancellation fee. However, if you have a solid reason for cancelling the membership, you can escape paying the fee. But be very sure to have written statement of your situation as nobody just takes one’s word these days. 

You should have your membership identification number, personal information like your address, driving license number or your date of birth. Write a single page document requesting to cancel the membership. Ensure that it is in accordance with the contract’s specifications.

Specify in your letter that you want the cancellation fee to be waived off if you are eligible and state the reason. Include all your personal information; you need to mention the last four digits of your social security number and your driving license number and then sign on it.

Here are some important things you need to do when you cancel the membership

  • You can call the respective department requesting for a meeting to cancel your membership.
  • Try meeting up with a representative of Planet Fitness. Tell them that you want to cancel your membership and provide them a written documentation. Once the cancellation is done. Have a copy of the letter with the signature of the representative. It will be useful in future, if they ever get back asking you to pay the fee.
  • Make arrangements to cancel the future monthly payments. Clear off any sort of cancellation fees so that you can be sure that your membership is fully cancelled.
  • Note down the name and number of the representative; this is important in case you get into trouble after canceling, like if you are charged a huge amount all of a sudden, you can reach out to the representative for help.
  • Check your bank statement to ensure that you are not being charged the membership fee on a monthly basis even after cancelling the membership. If you find that you are being charged, then contact planet fitness immediately and fix this issue as soon as possible.
  • In case the gym is still asking you to pay the fee, provide them the written document of cancellation to prove that you actually cancelled the membership.

These are the few things you can do in order to cancel the planet fitness membership. It is of utmost importance to read the terms and conditions when you sign up for something like this in future as you might be charged hefty amounts in case you fail to live up to the terms and conditions mentioned in the contract.

And with this, we come to the end of this article!

A 22 year old Bong from Kolkata, Amartya's passion for 'sondesh' is matched only by his curiosity in tech. Rumour has it, that he once got a nasty electric shock. Ever since then he has been found to dismantle electronics with a vengeance and mod everything that goes beep. He can be found lurking around Facebook or the comments section of this blog. He is also a part of the editorial team at Expert Hoot and at Social Media Wolf

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How to Create Personalized Start Button for Windows 8?

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Its a quite a few months since the Windows 8 has launched. If you are among those people who love to have a Start button still in windows 8, then here we are providing you a classic tip “How to Create Personalized Start Button for Windows 8?” Yes you have certainly came across several apps, softwares and extensions. But this is a complete different new dimension. Protecting your computer is also crucial. See 3 best antiviruses for Windows 8 that will definitely going to protect your computer from harmful virus.

The CLSID

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While you won’t have to go traipsing around the registry in order to implement this technique – I already did that – you may be curious as to where the CLSID came from. Essentially, a CLSID key is a part of the registry that contains code that provides access to specific system objects in the operating system, such as system folders. The CLSID keys can be found in two places in the Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID.

Now, under normal circumstances, you would never need to use a CLSID because it is specifically designed to be used by developers and the operating system. In fact, a CLSID is a 128 bit Hexadecimal number enclosed in braces, so it’s not very user friendly.

In any case, the CLSID that provides access to the Apps screen is

{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

The shortcut

To use the CLSID to launch the Apps screen, you’ll use the Shell command. In order to launch a Shell command from a shortcut, you need to use the explorer.exe command. As such, the shortcut to launch the Apps screen consists of the following command line. (Take note that there are three colons between the word shell and the left brace. Also keep in mind that there is only one space in the whole command line between the .exe file extension and the word shell.)

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

To create the shortcut, just open the Documents folder, right-click on the background, and choose the New | Shortcut command. When you see the first screen in the Create Shortcut wizard, type the shortcut in the text box.

When you see the second screen in the Create Shortcut wizard, type a short name for your shortcut.To complete the wizard, just click Finish. As soon as you see the shortcut icon, right click on it and select the Properties command.

When you see the Properties dialog box, click the Change Icon button to open the Change Icon dialog box. By default the Change Icon dialog box displays the icons from the explorer.exe file. As you can see, none of the available icons are very exciting. However, if you click the Browse button, you can search for other files that contain icons.

Once your custom Start button appears on the taskbar, drag it all the way to the left side of the taskbar. So here you are with what you want to have. So go on and enjoy “Windowing”!

Tired of entering passwords again and again. See how you can remove passwords from Windows 8 to log in to your computer without unnecessary passwords.

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How to use BitLocker to Encrypt your Files

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Locker means a safe place where you can put your personal or important things hiding from others. We all have some things which we don’t want to share with others same as in the computer you have any important data that you want to hide from the outside world. For that, there are many software available over the web and as well as well-known by you so no need to describe it.

But if you want to lock your Hard Drive partitions without any software then? In that case, Microsoft has provided one wonderful tool known as “BitLocker” in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 for encrypting your entire Hard Drive partitions. Using BitLocker you can lock any volume on the computer even the one you boot from. But a question arises in your mind that How to use it, right? So, I will show you two different modes to use BitLocker on your computer. If you wanted to Defrag the Hard Drive, you should see that.

1. “How to use BitLocker on a normal/data volume”

2. “How to use BitLocker on Boot volume”

Let’s see the first mode:

1. How to use BitLocker on a normal/data volume?

A simple way to enable BitLocker – right click on any volume and select “Turn BitLocker on” to start the locking process. After clicking a window will pop-up (as shown in the figure below) asking to enter a password to use with the drive – you will also ask to say a copy of the recovery key somewhere at safe place and then it will begin encrypting your drive.

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By this method you can lock all the drives on your computer except “C:/ drive” or “Boot partition”.

Now, the second mode:

2. How to use BitLocker on Boot volume

Yes, it is true that you can encrypt the main operating system drive, but this has some special requirements since the drive has to be unlocked before boot. First of all this requires that Windows has a seperate boot partition that isn’t encrypted; in case if you don’t have then create a separate boot partition. The second requirement is that your system include a TPM (Trusted Platform Module).

If you try to encrypt your boot volume without satisfying the above to requirement then it will give an error as shown in the figure below.

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So, in that case you will need to configure your system to use BitLocker with a TPM. Here is how you can do that.

  • Press [win + r] and type “gpedit.msc” in it and press enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor

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  • Now, browse to – “Computer Configuration > Administrator Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Frive Encryption > Operating System Drives
  • In the right panel. double click the setting “Require additional authentication at startup” and select “Enabled”
  • In that please check the below options that “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM…” is checked.

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  • Then, Click Ok – you are done.

Now you will able to start the BitLocker process on your system drive, and will have the option to either enter a password on startup or insert a USB drive to boot.

If you have any problem regarding “BitLocker” then put your comments below so that I can surely help you to get rid out of your problem. Hope this guide helped you to understand how to use BitLocker.

PC taking more startup time? Change the Startup program to boost the startup process in windows 7.

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How to Speed up the Start up Process for Windows 7?

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Microsoft Windows is undoubtedly the most popular ever operating system for desktop PCs. Though new Windows 8 is out since a year or so, there are plenty of people who still use Windows 7 OS. Electronics, Computing, Communication and Information technology are the fields that change rapidly over the span of time. User has just adjusted to a system and he/she will have a new update in the same segment. There are two aspects to this phenomenon and requires another post to give justice.  If you are one of those users who still have Windows 7, you may have noted a fact that it takes a bit long to start up. Sometime it may irritate you. But nothing to worry, here we are once again to help you with proven tricks along with screenshots.

I personally believe that Windows is a system that has plenty of hidden features may be due to the reason that Microsoft provides higher privilege to their users as compared to other Operating system developers.  So using those hidden tricks here we are with a tutorial How to Speed up the Start up process for windows 7? Tired of using Windows 7? Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 using the Dual-boot method.

Procedure:

Caution:

If you are editing registry don’t mistype anything, otherwise, it may cost you in form of crashed window. So perform this operation with optimum concentration and confidence too!

Steps:

Find run option in your windows. If you can’t find it try this… Windows key + R

After that you will find a box titled Run, and space with a writing curser

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Type “Regedit” or “Regedit.exe”

Click Ok or Press Enter

A window titled User Account Control (UAC) will appear. Click yes on this window.

Now you will find a registry window.

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  • On the left side of the Window, locate the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManagerMemoryManagement PrefetchParameters.”
  • In the right pane, double-click EnablePrefetcher.
  • Change the value to 2 and click Ok.
  • In the right pane, double-click EnableSuperfetch,
  • Change the value to 2 and click Ok.
  • After done with all these settings close the Registry.
  • Restart your system in order to configure the changes.

So here you are with your Windows 7 which really start up faster. Feel free to suggest us or review our tutorial. We are open enough to criticism also. If you don’t know how to boot the computer in Safe mode, you should see that.

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How To Turn Off Google Voice Search?

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It’s been a while Google became a phenomenal internet giant. Every netizen makes use of at least one service of Google. I know the search engine comes at first in the list.

There is an amazingly useful feature integrated with the search engine and Google app that’s voice search. I have just started using it regularly for a couple of days. I found it’s worth it when I have to get a quick answer (like for the question ‘who was the 11th PM of India’).

But you may be a person who doesn’t like to use Google voice search. So today I am going to share a way using which you can turn off Google voice search.

See Also: How to Use Google Voice Commands

How to Turn Off Google Voice Search?

Sometimes, you may find this feature unwanted. I have seen some forum posts that said some guys are facing accidental Google Voice launch without even doing it. In such a scenario you have no options left other than to turn off the feature.

I broke down this tutorial into two parts. The first section deals with turning off voice search on Android app while the second one on Google Chrome desktop browser. To be frank, you have no options to turn off Google voice search.

What can be done is, turning off OK Google hot word.

Disable OK Google Hot Word on Android

To disable Google Voice search on Android without removing the Google app, it is recommended to turn off OK Google hot word. Read on further to know how to disable Google Voice.

Step 1: Grab your Android phone and open the Google app. You can find the app among another app. If you have the Google voice search option and can’t find the app, you should consult with an ophthalmologist ;).

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Step 2: You can see the app window like the image given below. Tap the three stripes button on the top left portion of the screen. You will get the Google menu.

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Select Settings from there.

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Step 3: At this stage, you will be provided with half a dozen of options. Touch on Voice from there. It is the menu we have to access to make a change in any of the Google voice search settings.

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Step 4: There, you can see the second option that says “OK Google” detection. Tap on the same.

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Step 5: Look at the first two options, From the Google app and From any screen. If you need the Voice search option only when the Google app is opened, you can turn the first option on. Or your preference is launching Google voice search on any screen with the hot word, choose the second one.

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If you are in search of how to remove Google voice, you can turn off both the options.

Alternative way

Are you the one who never uses Google app? Then, you can bravely go on with this process. Here, what we are going to do is, disabling the Google app completely.

Proceed to the steps given below to understand how to disable Google voice search with the complete removal of the app.

See Also: How to Do a Google Reverse Image Search on Phone?

Step 1: Go to Settings on your Android phone. As you already know, this is the toolbox of an Android user to alter the visible configurations of the phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to bottom until you see the Apps menu. Then touch on the same to get a list of Applications.

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Step 3: Look for the one, which says Google App. On touching the same, you will get three options on top. Tap on the third one (Disable) to remove the app completely.

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Step 4: You may be asked to confirm the selection by choosing OK. Do it and proceed with the process.

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That’s all. You have successfully disabled Google app. So, the voice search ghost will never conquer your phone ever.

If you want to sustain the app, choose the first process I have explained and disable the OK Google hot word.

How to Disable OK Google Hot Word on Chrome Browser

See Also: How to Make a Google Doc?

If you face the voice search issues on Chrome browser, you can disable the feature. It is very annoying to see the voice search gets often opened while we browse seriously. But remember, Google voice search is an amazing feature that lets you search the web and find answers for your questions without using keyboard, mouse or the touch screen of your smartphone.

Follow the steps given below to know how you can turn off voice Google search.

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer or laptop. You can get the Chrome menu by clicking on the three stripes button on the top- right corner.

Step 2: A number of options will be displayed. But for every action that modifies Chrome settings, you have to access Settings from the Chrome menu.

Step 3: You will see a screen like the image given below. Click Show Advanced Settings to get more options within the page.

Step 4: You can see a heading, Search under which a checkbox is displayed saying “Enable OK Google to Start Voice Search”. If this option is turned on, uncheck without any hesitation.

That’s all. You have turned off the OK Google hot word that often disturbs you by opening Google voice search. I think you got a clear idea about how to deactivate voice Google search.

Wrapping Up

I have come up with this post after seeing many queries on how to disable Google voice search on Google’s support page. Someone said that he took about a couple of hours to find the solution for accidental opening of voice search.

If you are a person, who is irritated with this unwanted opening of Google voice search, I hope this post can help you the best. Use the comment section down below in case you encounter with any problem or doubt regarding this article.

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How to Create a Google Doc in 3 Easy Steps

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Google provides efficient tools to create and share documents, ultimately resulting in easy going office stuff. Be it a spreadsheet, a document, a form or a slide.
Google docs is primarily a web-based application bridged with Google drive service. Google docs, Google sheets, Google slides and Google forms being the part of the entire suite. It facilitates the user to create, edit and share the documents online while having an alliance with others that too in real time.

Wikipedia defines Google Docs as Google’s “Software as a service” office suite. Google Docs also lets the user to export the document in the desired file format in his/her own local system.

Google Docs is one of its kind of cloud computing document-sharing services. Though it is free for individuals but it takes a charge starting from $5/month from the business enterprises.

See Also: How to Use Google Plus for Business?

Here are some fast facts about this online office suite:

Google Documents: We can put in a maximum of  1,024,000 characters in a Google Document.
Google Spreadsheet: Spreadsheets can have a maximum of 2 million cells.
Google Slides: The utmost size of Google Slides can go up to 50 MB, which is approximately about 200 slides.

 

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How to create a Google Doc?

See Also: How to Create a Google Form?

Well, let’s now get down to the nitty-gritty of it! To make it easier for us we are going to break this article into three major portions with each one detailing out one form of how to make a google doc from the actual docs to spreadsheets and even forms!

#1. How to Make a Google Doc via a Web Browser?

Step #1: Go to this link and click on “Go to Google Docs“. Then sign in with your Google account.

Step #2: After you log in you will be redirected to a web page. Select the type of document you want. you can select from various variants like Resume, Letter, Report, Newsletter and many more.

Now, type in the desired content.
Step #3: Share the doc by clicking on the share button positioned at the extreme right corner.

You can share it via mail or you can also get a shareable link to share it through different channels and whoa,  you are done with it!

Now that you know how to create a google doc, we will begin with the next part of our tutorial!

#2. How to create a spreadsheet and share it in 3 easy steps?

Step #1: Go to this link and click on “Go to Google Sheets”. After that log in with your Google account.

Step #2: Select the type of sheet you want. you can select from various options like to-do list, annual budget, monthly budget and many more.

Enter the data in the selected document page.

Step #3: Share your sheet by clicking the share option positioned at the extreme right place of the web page. Do not forget to give it a title before sharing.

Share your sheet anywhere just by forwarding the link provided. Google also facilitates the user with a facility to share it via mail. Click on done and you are actually done with it.

We are confident that you must know how to use a spreadsheet, and won’t be needing any help with that! With the knowledge of how to do a spreadsheet in our pockets, we move on to the final tutorial in this 3 part series.

Yes, this is about how to make Google Forms! Starting it up is very easy indeed, in fact, we use the same process as we did when we showed you how to how to start a google doc earlier in the article!

#3. How to create a Google form and share it in 3 easy steps?

Step #1: Follow this link, click on “Go to Google Forms” and log in to your Google account.

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Step #2: Click on the “+” sign positioned at the extreme bottom corner of the web page. you will be redirected to a web page where you will be asked to fill in your desired things which you need to put in your form.

Step #3: Click on the send form button in order to share it.

Likewise others you can also share it via mail or a shareable link or you can also share link to various social media channels like Google +, Facebook, Twitter. Click done in order to complete the process.
The responses corresponding to your Google form will be stored in your Google drive space.

So, this brings the end of this tutorial. We started off with one simple question .”How to create a google doc?” and wound up learning about two other wonderful services provided by Google’s Office Suite!

Kindly share if you find this post worthy of it and if you have any query regarding Google Docs and it’s functioning, feel free to share it with us via comments and we will try our level best to solve your query. For more interesting articles on Google Chrome feel free to check out this link!

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