Local fitness club closes without notifying customers

ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — Local cyclists are now looking for answers, after heir local fitness club suddenly closed without warning.

Cyclists came to get in shape, but they say that they got the run around.

“Why? I thought everything was great there, great business you know,” asked Susan Deluca, a Go Green Fitness customer. “What happened?”

News 8 was there in 2009 when Go Green Fitness opened in Orange. They had a fresh concept that motivated cyclists to pedal and produce kilowatts to give electricity to the gym. Susan Deluca bought in and bought a package.

“I paid 150 dollars for a package. It was supposed to be for 30 classes which was a fantastic discount. I used four of the sessions and that was it,” she said.

Go Green Fitness

A couple of weeks later, Go Green Fitness closed.

In April, they sent a letter saying that they were relocating and opening in July. Now it is February, and there is still not a new gym. The old space is now owned by Aleeza Salon and it has a brand new look. The former cycling room is now a spa, something DeLuca might need now.

It turns out they they earned an “F rating” with the Better Business Bureau.

Neighbors in the area say this is Robert Kravitz office, although no one was in. News 8 tried calling and emailing him, but social media is where he was found.

He messaged Stephanie Simoni and said that he was out of town and could talk next week. She replied by asking him to do an interview over the phone, and so far has not yet heard back. Gym members say they’re waiting too.

“I really just hope we get some answers. Money back to a lot of people and I’ve talked to a lot of people and of course that would be fantastic,” said DeLuca.

UPDATE: After our story aired in the 5 PM and 6 PM newscasts, his attorney Jennifer LaRese sent a statement:

“In regards to Go Green fitness – Mr. kravitz unfortunately fell victim to the down turn in the economy. He is looking to open another fitness center in the area and has been refunding customers. To date he has refunded over $9,000.00 to members. Those who have not specifically requested a refund as of yet can choose to apply those unused classes to his future center or can email him at GoGreenFitnessLLC@gmail.com for a refund within 90 days.”

To look at the Health Club Guaranty Fund that the Department of Consumer Protection has available, click here.

UPDATE #2: The owner of Taylor Made Fitness in Shelton has offered current Go Green customers use of its facility. The offer is good for the first 50 people who respond. Call 203-538-5175 for details.

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