CURVES: 5 West Virginia Curves Close Abruptly

5 West Virginia Curves fitness clubs closed abruptly with no more than a voice mail to notify members.

The closed Curves for Women fitness clubs are:

Curves, Wheeling,

Curves, Martins Ferry,

Cuves, St. Clairsville,

Curves, Cadiz

Curves, Wintersville

According to a news story on the Curves closures,  all 5 locations are owned by the same Curves franchisee:

Curves in Wheeling, Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville, Cadiz and Wintersville closed suddenly Monday, with only a voicemail message saying the closure was permanent and that it was due to national and local economic conditions.

But other club owners say it certainly was not a national thing, and that other Curves locations in this area and across the nation are still going strong.

Linda Mayberry, owner of the Barnesville Curves, has gotten frantic phone calls from members, fearing that all Curves clubs were closing.

She says only five have closed, all owned by the same Wheeling owner….

Mayberry emphasizes the closure was not nationwide.

She said Moundsville, Barnesville and Cambridge are going strong and would warmly welcome members from the clubs that are closed.

West Virginia has the third highest rate of adult obesity in the nation, at 31.1 percent and the eighth highest of overweight youths (ages 10-17) at 35.5 percent.  It trails only Mississippi and Alabama as the fattest state in America.

Many Curves clubs across the country are closing as the economy and member boredom take their toll.

Also read:

CURVES: Robert Lay’s Story

CURVES: Can Indie Clubs Thrive Where Curves Failed?

CURVES: Complaints of Unauthorized Membership Charges

CURVES FOR WOMEN: An Unhappy Franchisee Tale

Tip of the hat to Fitdude for the link to this story

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