MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-- Blast Fitness in Maryland Heights closes its doors, leaving members stunned and angry.
They want answers. They say they had no warning. And some people who use the Maryland Heights facility came from the Clayton gym.
It's like a bad dream for some members. They come to work out and the doors are locked.
For some of them they had the same experience in December when they lost the gym in Clayton.
Blast does have a brand new facility in south St. Louis. But no one there could talk to us about the Maryland Heights closing.
And members don't know if they can use the Jefferson Avenue gym.
Signs on the door in Maryland Heights say the closing is temporary while they work with city officials on permits. But when I called Maryland Heights City Hall, I was told that Blast never secured their occupancy permit. In the meantime, the members will have to go elsewhere for their workouts.
I sent Blast Fitness an email since no one would talk to me at the Jefferson Avenue gym. I got a return email that said they would get back to me within two business days. Meantime, members are worried about the monthly dues payment deducted from their debit and credit card accounts.