When Fitness International, LLC, an affiliate of LA Fitness International LLC, announced that it acquired earlier this month, the gym in Glendora was among those on that list.
Since early December, the Glendora location at 750 W. Route 66 has been closed. LA Fitness’ $153-million acquisition of the clubs, 40 in California, had been effective since Dec. 1, according to an LA Fitness release.
Once a powerhouse in the 80s that operated as many as 400 clubs in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, China and the Caribbean during its peak, Bally Total Fitness is among the corporations heavily hit by the recession, according to the Los Angeles Times.
After suffering a 48 percent drop in revenue since 2006, Bally cut its operations to its current 100 locations. Bally will continue to serve about 800,000 members.
Still, those who had memberships to the closed Bally location in Glendora have other gym options available.
Bally “local” members have access to LA Fitness clubs and other acquired Bally clubs in their state of enrollment, while Bally “national” members have access to both clubs in all of the states.
Bally members who had access to a single gym, will continue to have access to that location. If the location has closed, members are able to use another Bally or LA Fitness gym.
There is also anat 820 S Grand Ave.
But the transition still left former , especially those who paid about $2,000 for lifetime memberships. A Web site was created by a former Bally customer in Michigan in hopes to form a class action lawsuit (the board has since been discontinued following negotiations with LA Fitness).
LA Fitness has plans to remodel, expand and relocate some of the acquired clubs to larger and newer facilities.