Sudden Closure of California Fitness – What Happens Now?

Image Source: ChannelNewsAsia
Image Source: ChannelNewsAsia
Image Source: ChannelNewsAsia

If you have no idea what happened in the past 12 hours,

  • All California Fitness gyms in Singapore will be closed with immediate effect.
  • Existing members did not receive any prior notice.
  • A training program planned to last until 24th July was published on their Facebook Page on 17th July, just 3 days before this happened.

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How the Internet Reacted,

She saw it coming…
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And she really wants her money back.

Call Jackie!

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Some concerns are bigger than others

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You can run but you can’t hide

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He says, She says

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The biggest of ’em all

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And my favourite, the everything-also-Gahmen peeps

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You didn’t ask me but,

Yup, these guys closed down unfortunately.

But I don’t think it’s a scam as much as it’s just a (very sad) case of business gone wrong. And even sadder if you have membership fees already paid for which you are not able to get a refund or utilise elsewhere.

Do you think (ex)members could really get help from CASE or the Consumers Association Of Singapore?

Well, this was what Mr. Seah Seng Choon, then executive director for CASE said last year when a bridal studio suddenly folded,

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ST, OCT 13, 2015

So, what’s next?

I can’t offer any O$P$ tips on how you can get your money back but perhaps they could start by editing their Facebook page:

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Cause you know, it should read…

California Fitness WAS a mega gym fitted with world class Equipment, blah blah blah. 

Ok, maybe it doesn’t matter now.

The irony of it all,

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