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Lady of America to Close Its Doors Today

Owner Kim Chadwick informed members yesterday that the gym would close at the end of the business day today.

This press release was sent by Lady of America owner Kim Chadwick. 

Dear Members, Staff and Friends,

It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you that Lady of America, Royersford will be closing permanently at the end of the normal business day on October 31st, 2012 (7:30PM). 

These three years have been tremendously rewarding and fulfilling for me. I am sad to say goodbye to all of you and hope to see you in another club continuing on your journey, as I promise to continue on mine. You will all have a special place in my heart for my lifetime.

All memberships have been transferred to Final Results Fitness at 1100 Grosser Road in Gilbertsville, effective November 1. You do have the right to cancel your membership and a follow up email will be sent shortly with these details. Final Results does offer comparable programs to LOA...BodyCombat, BodyFlow, BodyPump, Zumba, BodyJam, and BodyVive. This is a family owned and operated club and I hope you find as much happiness and friendship as you have built at LOA.

Membership refunds will be made upon request based on pro-rated time. Please feel free to contact Barbara Dunn directly at Lady of America (corporate) on 480-513-1883 for issues concerning membership transfers and questions.

Additionally, refunds will be processed on portions of personal training transactions that have been unused as of 10/31/12. Unused and unexpired studio passes will also be under review for refunds. 

You can contact me on my cell phone for any other matters pertaining to the business.215-527-5134. I will be in touch with you all too!

Thank you wholeheartedly for your continued patronage over the years. I very much appreciate having had the opportunity to serve and work with you on your health and wellness journeys and trust they will continue despite this setback. We are strong women. When one door closes, another one opens. This is life we have to accept. I love you all and hope you can appreciate how difficult this decision was for me and my family to make and accept.

God bless,

Kim Chadwick 

LADY November 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Gym closes, keeps your training session money and owner doesnt have access to contract files? Wonder why she sent an email a few weeks ago stepping down as owner and then saying all was well and the gym would continue. Owner is a liar and a theif
Joyce Magann November 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM
until today, I felt like I took the closing of my local club in stride, especially since our members got less than 24 hours notice that the gym was closing, for good. I always thought Kim Chadwick was great and an operator, and their may be more to the whole story, but regardless of Kim, the corporation of LADY OF AMERICA shows bad business sense here and lack of concern for their CUSTOMERS! Today I find out that the Lady of America insists that we pay forward the November dues, because they transferred our membership to a gym that is TWENTY MILES AWAY. That is FORTY miles roundtrip. Disgraceful. It is now my mission to blacken the name of the Lady of America corporation: and ladies remember, it is not the corporation, but the PEOPLE you work out with. We have to give notice for cancelling our membership, but LOA doesn't give us notice that we have to quadruple the miles and time spent to getting to the gym? bad form LOA. Then I google the corporation, and find there are other LADY OF AMERICA clubs, beyond the one they transferred us to...why were we not given any choice? Lady of America the corporation sucks, and I will invest some time spreading that truth anywhere I can find a voice.
Joyce Magann November 15, 2012 at 10:28 PM
sadly LADY OF AMERICA doesn't care about how you get to the gym, they just want their $$, no matter what.
Joyce Magann November 15, 2012 at 10:29 PM
ahh, so we have to pay double for one month for a gym, one to the gym forty miles round trip, and another that cares about our business. Bad form LADY OF AMERICA.
Joyce Magann November 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
fyi: kim chadwick, its not personal about you, just the corporation of Lady of America. I'm sorry how things ended, and I wish you the best in all your pursuits, and thank you for the years of service YOU as a person provided us. :)

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