Whether they are called enhancement fees, annual fees or rate guarantee fees, a growing number of fitness facility operators have begun adding an extra fee to members' charges. If done properly, these charges can bring in an extra month's worth of revenue for many club operators. If implemented improperly, they can lead to unhappy members—and perhaps legal issues. A few early adopters began charging annual fees as far back as 2006, according to Maria Parrella-Turco, senior ...

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