INDIANAPOLIS — FOX59 received a viewer tip Wednesday afternoon about LA Fitness on Keystone Ave. closing on August 27 without informing their members. The viewer also claimed that he continues to sell subscriptions regardless of the shutdown.
After seeing this tip, we decided to call LA Fitness.
When they came we asked to speak to the manager, however, they said they “didn’t have a manager” at that location. One of the FOX59 staff members frequents this LA Fitness location and has spoken with a manager within the past two months.
The LA Fitness staff member we spoke to confirmed that the location will close on August 26, a day earlier than the tip we received.
When we asked why they hadn’t informed their members yet, we were told that they were planning to send something out soon.
The FOX59 viewer who sent us the tip is one of the concerned members of the gym.
“Their employees told me that was what they had been instructed to do by Corporate. It definitely seems like a deceptive way to trick people into buying a membership,” he said, regarding LA Fitness’s continued memberships despite the closure.
LA Fitness told us that memberships may be transferred to other LA Fitness locations.
This specific LA Fitness location is a prime location for residents of Broad Ripple and surrounding communities.
“Most people (myself included) buy a gym membership that’s best for them to go to from work/home,” viewer FOX59 said. “That would completely undo that! Other locations are far east (Pendleton Pike) or west (38th St)! Not convenient at all for residents of Broad Ripple!
We had a manager call us back with more information regarding the closure. We have not yet received a response.
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