We are deeply saddened to inform you that after nearly 19 years of serving this incredible community, Denali Fitness will be closing its doors on December 1st. We are committed to maintaining operations and serving you until that date, and we sincerely hope you will consider keeping your memberships active until the very end. Your continued support will greatly assist us in supporting our dedicated staff and maintaining normal operations during this transitional period.
You may be wondering why this decision was made. As many of you are aware, the pandemic had a devastating impact on our business, as well as the fitness industry as a whole. Nationwide, more than 25% of gyms were forced to shut down. Throughout this challenging period, we have strived to meet our rent obligations while facing a decline in membership that never fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels. We made persistent efforts to negotiate with our landlord, but, unfortunately, they have chosen not to engage in discussions and ordered us to vacate the premises.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your support over these past 19 years. Together, we’ve built a thriving community, and we’re honored to have played a part in your health and wellness journey. The memories we’ve shared during this time will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
We are currently in early discussions with a potential third-party interested in taking over the gym. We anticipate having more information on this possibility in the near future. Should this transition occur, we expect your memberships to transfer to the new ownership.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us in person or by replying to this email. While we may not have all the answers immediately, we commit to keeping you informed as details are finalized.
Once again, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your incredible support over the past 19 years and for helping us cultivate the vibrant community that is Denali Fitness.
Sang and Dave