Gym closed after firm goes bust

Fit 24, based at Trinity Walk, Wakefield, has recently gone into administration.'w312b253
Fit 24, based at Trinity Walk, Wakefield, has recently gone into administration.'w312b253

a CITY centre gym closed down just after Christmas - leaving customers wondering if they would get a refund for their membership.

Fit24, a 24-hour gym at Wakefield’s Trinity Walk shopping centre, was closed this week after going into administration.

Talks were taking place yesterday with potential buyers to try and reopen the gym, which also has a branch in Hull.

Fit24 member Faz Ali, 19, said he hoped to get his money back after signing up just before Christmas for a special offer of 12 months membership for £150.

City centre resident Mr Ali said: “I paid £150 and I know quite a few other people who did too.

“Then it was closed after Christmas and everybody was wondering what happened.

“There were rumours going round it had closed down. I’ve already signed a contract for membership.”

Joint administrator Robert Adamson, from Leeds-based accountancy firm Mazars, said Fit24 went into administration on December 27.

He said the landlord was in talks with a potential purchaser yesterday.

Mr Adamson said: “It’s fair to say that all parties have expressed a desire to get the gym open again as quickly as possible.”

Trinity Walk said it was in discussions with alternative operators for the gym and was keen have it reopened.

A Trinity Walk Spokesman said:“Fit24 has gone into administration.

“We are in contact with the administrators and are working with them to try to find a way to get a gym open again at Trinity Walk as soon as possible.

“We will provide further information as soon as we can.”