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#1 of 6 Old 07-03-2009, 04:09 PM - Thead Starter
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The gym I work out at 4-5 times a week has closed its doors. Unannounced. Power was shut off. Employees weren't notified either.

No more pool. No more raquetball. No more treadmill when its too late or storming to run outside.

I still have 6 months left on my current membership. I'm guessing owner will file bankruptcy and I wont see a dime of my money.
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that sucks. maybe you can get a deal at another/nearby gym?
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if it's one of the big chains, you won't see a refund. Most have a clause that says they can transfer you up to 100 miles.
The upside is the other chains will cut you a deal, because they get alot of overflow when a big chain closes like that.

If it's a small gym


Sorry. I know it sux. I worked at one that closed. No notice. Had someone come in overnight and change the locks. We couldn't even get in to get our stuff out. I had some expensive, important stuff there. No paychecks either. Claimed they never timed us in or out that month. Then corporate quit returning calls
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A buddy of mine had a single location membership with Bally. Bally recently closed that location - then claiming that they were transferring his membership to another location on the other side of town, demanded a $75 cancellation fee for him to get out of the contract. He squawked a while, then paid to be rid of them.

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Sorry to hear that.
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#6 of 6 Old 10-30-2009, 11:10 AM - Thead Starter
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Here it is 4 months later, and yes, the owner wont give anyone refunds. I will have to take him to small claims court.

But good news, I did join a gym 2 days ago. No pool or racquetball courts and more expensive. But at least I have somewhere to run and watch hockey games at the same time, or during the Ohio ice and snow.
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