Salem Fitness will close its doors on Thursday, Feb. 28. The fitness center is located at 39 Spartan Drive, in the Spartan Square shopping center in Salem.
Quite simply, “they ran out of money,” said Luke Waldrop, owner of Spartan Square. Waldrop and his staff will be “making adjustments here to put in a new tenant as quickly as possible,” he said.
Owners Ronny Angel and Gene Nervo are not commenting on the closure at this time, according to an employee.
“We wish them [Angel and Nervo] the best of luck,” Waldrop said.
Currently, Salem Fitness is a site for the Silver Sneakers program. When the gym closes, Silver Sneakers program members “have the option of using any other Silver Sneakers in the area,” according to local Silver Sneakers program representative Meaghan Wagner.
Some local participating sites include the Curves in Spartan Square (1457 W. Main Street, Suite M) and Aquatic Adventures in Oak Grove Plaza, located at 2007 Electric Road in Southwest Roanoke County. A list of nearby participating locations can be found on the Silver Sneakers website.
Angel and Nervo assumed ownership of Salem Fitness in August 2012.