Health Heart In Enfield Closing Scitico Location
ENFIELD, CT – A fitness center in Scitico Plaza on Route 190 is closing its doors starting Friday at 9 p.m., and a number of members have used social media to express their disappointment and even outrage at the sudden turn of events.
Club Fitness, which has been doing business on the far eastern edge of the square since the 2010s, announced on its Facebook page earlier this week that it would close Friday night due to “a very sudden situation beyond our control.”
At the urging of several members about the reason for the closure, the club’s Facebook admin wrote, “It was out of our control and that’s all we can say.”
The club announced that all memberships would be transferred to a club fitness location in Enfield Plaza at 640 Enfield Street.
“We value all of our members very much,” wrote the administrator. “You are all like family, you have no idea how much we value you.”
A major concern of several members who posted on the club’s site is the apparent loss of spin classes, a combination of fast cycling and strategically lighter break intervals.
Kerri Dehm Jenkins, a longtime spin teacher at the club, wrote, “I’m really at a loss. My heart breaks for everyone involved. I will miss that this is a part of my life and the life of my children. 20 years of spin lessons here and so many memories to remember with the best members who became family and friends. A great loss to the community. “
One member told Patch: “The Scitico site is the only one that has a turning room. I am a huge fan and do this course every day. I am now told that there are no plans to set up a rotation room on Route 5.Members are demanding their money back or cancel, and the manager and owner keep telling us that we can use Route 5’s location. It’s BS if they don’t offer what they have at Scitico. I have my doubts Route 5 will be able to accommodate us all when we pass. “
The nearly six miles from the Enfield Street location is also a concern for many members, as an abundance of traffic lights makes the journey about 15 minutes longer.