Dear fellow friends and Stretch Fitness members,
As you may know, after announcing in the fall, I have been busy with plans to renovate the current Stretch Fitness building into 6 Unit apartments for our local seniors. This renovation will begin on January 3rd, 2022.
For 6 months now I have been working to move the current Stretch fitness facility to a newly named “Workout Warehouse” in Summerside Industrial Park. I have spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hard-working hours getting ready for this move.
But unfortunately, I must sadly announce that after many discussions, the final ones taking place only yesterday with contractors, landlords, and tradespeople, I have come to the decision that the new workout warehouse gym will not be going forward. Why?
Due to so many variables that have changed in the fitness marketplace over the last few years, along with dramatic building and operations costs, I would have to incur tremendous debt and mortgage my home to make the necessary renovations at the Warehouse. That is something I am simply not willing to risk at this time.
So with that hard and heart-felt decision, I am officially announcing that I am walking away from the gym business and Stretch Fitness will be closing permanently effective Thursday 8 am on December 30th, 2021.
I know many people will be disappointed by this news and I want you to know I will do everything I can to support my current members during this transition like you have supported Stretch over the years.
For any current paying members, below are the processes for any payments or refunds if owed.
-Final membership payments will be processed on December 1st for those who wish to work out at Stretch for the entire month of December. No further payments or new memberships after December 1st will be accepted or processed. Please email me at email@example.com with your questions.
Our retail supplement store and tanning service will remain open for purchases and use until December 30th. (A new location for the tanning bed is being arranged and will continue to operate).
The gym’s equipment is not being sold at this time, and we are not entertaining any offers at this time.
For an orderly process, here are the steps to follow for any refunds you may be owed:
Step one: Please return your swipe key to the dropbox provided outside Stretch. Once we receive your key and deactivate your membership you will receive an etransfer to your email on file for your $10 deposit (if you are owed $10)
Why etransfer? Because there are thousands of keys over 11 years that may be returned and we are not holding that amount of cash on hand. If you paid in full for your membership, we will calculate any refund you are owed and you will receive the amount left owing via etransfer.
For current monthly members: Your final monthly membership payment will be processed on December 1st. Giving you 24-hour gym access until our last day of operation on December 30th, 2021. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to sincerely THANK YOU for 11 years of love and support at Stretch Fitness. This business was my dream come true, and it’s all because of YOU!
We created something special here with our fitness family, and trust me when I say that I would love to continue on this family, but financially it is not feasible or the best decision for me professionally or personally at this time.
The last 11 years have been the most rewarding yet difficult of my entire life (I guess that’s how life works right?) I've sacrificed so much on so many levels to get here, but I now look forward to the next chapter in my life.
Again, if I can support and direct you in any way to maintain your health and wellness journey please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Wishing you health and happiness,