April 2, 2012 By Christian Murray
Darlene Campbell went to Pulse Fitness, located at 38-04 48th Street, this morning for her regular yoga session.
Campbell, who had signed up for a 2-year membership in Oct., arrived to a crowded scene of regulars who were transfixed to the sign on the locked front door: “Due to Landlord tenant issues and a bad economy…it was with deep regret…that Pulse Fitness will close its doors as of April 2.
“It was completely locked and even our yoga instructor turned up not knowing what was going on,” Campbell said. A group of about 10 attendees began forming a petition to see if there was any sort of remedy to get their money back.
The gym was open over the weekend. In fact, one Sunnyside Gardens resident said she had bought a one-year membership on Sunday. “I just filed a dispute with my bank for the charge made yesterday,” the woman said.
Meanwhile, late Monday several angry members gathered outside looking to get inside the gym. They too began signing petitions to see if they could have their funds returned and stated that they wanted to take their issue to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and/or the TV show “Shame on You.”