Gold’s Gym,,,,Members of Gold’s Gym Bethlehem should burn energy and pump iron elsewhere.
The fitness center at 2134 Union Blvd. within the Lehigh Purchasing Middle will maintain its final day of enterprise tonight — a lot to the frustration of its members.
In a letter to members, Carol DeIuliis, senior vice chairman of operations for Gold's Gym places in central and japanese Pennsylvania owned by franchisee Kurt Krieger, wrote the Bethlehem fitness center was unable to barter a good lease settlement with the purchasing middle and shall be pressured to shut tonight at 9 p.m.
“Though, very unlucky information of the closure, we need to make sure you that there won't be an interruption together with your fitness routine or your membership dues as your membership can be transferred to Gold’s Gym, Whitehall, situated within the Whitehall Mall roughly 2.5 miles from Gold’s Gym, Bethlehem,” DeIuliis wrote.
Members additionally will have the ability to use Gold’s Gym Allentown, roughly 5 miles from Gold’s Gym Bethlehem, on Lehigh Road, DeIuliis wrote.
Gold's Gym Bethlehem will shut at 9 p.m. Friday after the proprietor was “unable to barter a good lease” with the Lehigh Purchasing Middle. (RYAN KNELLER/THE MORNING CALL)
A number of Gold’s Gym Bethlehem members have been irritated by the information.
“I personally am wanting into canceling instantly as neither of those places are handy for me,” stated Bethlehem’s Ashley Stackhouse, a member for 9 years.
Bethlehem’s Robert Rivera, a member for a couple of years, stated the approaching closure is “somewhat disheartening and really disappointing,” not solely due to the health club’s proximity to his house but in addition as a result of there was no warning.
“There was no e-mail, no name, no discover, no something,” stated Rivera, who now intends to go to Gold’s Gym Whitehall.
Member Anthony Spagnola, of Bethlehem, echoed Rivera’s sentiments.
“They provide us someday’s discover — actual good,” Spagnola stated as he was leaving the fitness center Thursday night time. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I really feel like an undesirable stepchild out within the chilly and not using a jacket.”
On Thursday night time, staff of Retro Fitness of Bethlehem aimed to assist the disgruntled health club-goers by putting free passes to the 1856 Stefko Blvd. health club on the windshields of automobiles parked in entrance of Gold’s Gym Bethlehem.
Moreover, Okay. Shan Performances Fitness Coaching at 1130 W. Broad St. in Bethlehem is providing former Gold’s Gym Bethlehem members a half-off low cost for the primary month and a trial class, proprietor Kyle Shannon stated.
Krieger owns 10 Gold’s Gyms, together with the Allentown and Whitehall places, underneath his firm, Okay.Okay. Match, Inc.
Members with questions are being directed to the Whitehall (610-264-7900) and Allentown (610-797-6800) gyms.
Members in search of to cancel memberships can also contact ABC Monetary at 888-827-9262 or [email protected]