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Retro Fitness Closes Without Warning, Leaves Customers Wondering



Retro Fitness in Germantown was open Friday and closed — seemingly for good — on Saturday over the President’s Day Weekend.

The gym which was located in the lower-level of the Germantown Square Shopping Center on Great Seneca Highway, which is also home to the Dutch Market, was closed Saturday morning. Movers were seen moving the exercise equipment out overnight during Saturday of President’s Day Weekend.


Gym goers looking for a workout the Saturday morning were met with windows covered in brown paper, chains, and locks on the doors, and a sign simply reading “Gym Closed.” Gym members were also left to wonder what will happen to any monies they paid in memberships for the remaining 10 days of February and any prepaid months. The closure was apparently a surprise to employees at the

Phone calls to the gym were met with a message saying the number is no longer in service. Each Retro Fitness location is independently owned and operated by a franchisee, while attempts to reach the owner of Retro Fitness were unsuccessful, Germantown Pulse did reach out to Arkansas-based ABC Financial Inc., which is the franchisor of Retro Fitness. ABC Financial provides management products and services to fitness club owners across the country.

An email to ABC Financial Chief Revenue Officer Steve Ayers resulting in a statement from the Retro Fitness Corporate Vice President of Marketing, KT Remus, “Corporately,