ORANGE,Conn. (WTNH)– Help is on the way to those cyclists who lost their gym after Go Green Fitness never reopened. Now the state is investigating.
News 8 first reached out to the Department of Consumer Protection Wednesday to see if Go Green was licensed. Thursday, they said they never had a health club license.
The Department of Consumer Protection’s Claudette Carveth:
“We are in the early stages of an investigation into this matter. It appears that Go Green Fitness does meet the definition under CT General Statutes 21a-216 (1) of a health club, and so, they should have been licensed as required under 21a-223. They do not appear to be licensed. We are attempting to make contact.”
Go Green Fitness owner Rob Kravitz’s attorney Jennifer LaRese sent this response:
“At this time, Go Green does not have a health club license. My client asserts that he was not required to be licensed in that members are not charged a recurring fee for use of the facilities, but were charged a per-class fee instead.”
This week News 8’s Stephanie Simoni spoke to cyclists who lost hundreds of dollars after they prepaid for a Go Green workout plan.
They closed about a year ago telling customers they would relocate in July. Nearly a year has passed and no new gym. Those we spoke to said they were never given a refund.
Since our story aired the owner’s attorney says they have and will continue to refund customers or honor their old passes at future club. They still plan to reopen.
Also, the state has a Health Club Guaranty Fund where you can apply for money if your health club closes suddenly.
Complaint form is here: http://lintvwtnh.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/consumer_statement_cpfr-2_frauds-12-06-13.pdf
Guaranty Fund application is here: http://lintvwtnh.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gfapp2007.pdf
Lastly, Taylor Made Fitness in Shelton has stepped up saying they would honor those old gym memberships to the first 50 who call 203-538-5175 for details.
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