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Ultima Fitness closing in Wellington, memberships being transferred to other gyms

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 19:51:10-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Ultima Fitness in Wellington will close down as of 5 p.m. Friday, the gym tells WPTV.

“It’s very disappointing to see something like this happen,” says Donta Finney.

Management at the fitness center, which is located at 2799 W. Forest Hill Boulevard, Taekwondo and CrossFit classes will continue until Jan. 31.

“The price went up overnight via email,” Finney says.

On Thursday, members were trying to figure out where they would go and what was happening to their money. Randy Riccardy says his wife recently had paid for a one year membership.

“She signed up for an annual and only got four months out of it so we’re just looking for a refund on the difference,” Riccardy says.

Members say rates at the club has increased in the last few months in some cases doubling as the owners say they were trying to offset rent increases at the property at Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Blvd.

Bainbridge WCP Ltd., owners of the building insist rents were not raised other than a 3% hike for consumer price index.

Gym officials said all non-personal training memberships will be transferred to Youfit's Lime membership at a rate of $24.99 per month.

Clients may visit any Youfit location, but the closest is 13865 Wellington Trace C in Wellington.

Ultima Fitness members who wish to cancel their membership must do so through Youfit.

If you have a personal training membership, your membership and remaining sessions will be transferred on Friday to Resilient Fitness, which is located at 11596 Pierson Road Suite 10 in Wellington.

Members who wish to to cancel their personal training memberships must do so through Resilient Fitness.

After the Taekwondo and CrossFit classes end at Ultima Fitness on Jan. 31, they will be transferred to unspecified locations.

Contact Grandmaster Pope for Tae Kwon Do questions and Jeff Dempsey for CrossFit questions.

Membership fees will continue to be charged unless accounts are canceled.