High Rock Sports & Fitness (HRSF) plans to close Jan. 31,
according to its posts on the gym’s Facebook site. Those few posts are the only
official word from HRSF so far, a fact members have noticed.
“High Rock Sports & Fitness in Saratoga is closing, but has not
officially told its members,” reported gym member Mary Dunbar. “I’ve been going
to the gym there for six and a half years. I go every day because I live right
across the street. It’s so convenient. I’ll miss it.”
Dunbar learned about the
closing from fellow members, then from a staff person at the gym. Postings on
the High Rock Sports & Fitness Facebook site confirm the rumors. Jan. 2, Cara
Longobardi asked, “Should I hold off from signing a contract somewhere else? I
don't want to miss out on New Year's savings if I am forced elsewhere.”
The gym promptly
replied, “We don't want to discourage you from looking for a new gym. All we
can confirm is that we will be full-service until at least 1/31/13, and all current HRSF
members will receive the month of February free at the Saratoga YMCA. There
will be welcome letters and vouchers for the free month at the Y available soon
at the front desk of HRSF.”
Dunbar said as far as she
knows, the gym had not posted a notice or sent any letters regarding the closing
to its members. Nothing relevant is posted on the HRSF Web site.
“I have heard
that staff has told people wanting to renew their memberships to wait until
February,” she said.
has posted a for-lease sign outside the gym. Neither Rohan Realty nor High Rock
Sports & Fitness has yet returned the “Saratogian”’s calls regarding any closing.