Members say health club unfit for business
By Caitlin Coakley On June 30, 86 people gathered in the former Peak Fitness facility on Pineville-Matthews Road, hoping to benefit from the company’s misfortune. Everything about the space that made it a gym — including the stair-climbers, the weight machines, even the mirrors on the walls — were being auctioned. Attendees like Monroe resident Kerry Clark hoped that they could get some exercise equipment for cheap. “I figured I’d come down and see if I could get a treadmill,” Clark said. “Anything I can get a deal on, especially in these hard times, is worth trying.” The auction-goers may be happier using the equipment at home than some of Peak Fitness club’s members were at the gym. With 247 complaints and an “F” rating at the Southern Piedmont/Charlotte chapter of the Better Business Bureau, customer discontent with the clubs and its management is prevalent.