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Popular Brick Fitness Club, 27 Years in Brick, Closes Its Doors

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Brick Fitness for Women (File Photo)
Brick Fitness for Women (File Photo)

Members of a long-standing Brick fitness club told members this week it was closing its doors for good.

With no explanation as to why it was closing, Brick Fitness for Women announced to members that it would not reopen after closing time Thursday.

According to an e-mail sent to members and obtained by Shorebeat, “After 27 years in Brick, we have made countless valued friendships. It is tough to say good bye,” the business told members.

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Members will no longer be billed for their accounts, the e-mail said. The business, in its e-mail, suggested several “alternatives” where members could go.

“You may transfer your monthly billing to Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center/Toms River Fitness for Women,” the e-mail said.  “The lower Brick Fitness billing will be allowed until the end of the year.”

Prepaid Membership time at Brick Fitness will be recognized at Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center/Toms River Fitness for Women, the e-mail said.  Additionally “bonus time” equal to prepaid time will be added at no additional charge.

If the alternative above that applies to your Membership is satisfactory there is nothing you have to do.  On your first Toms River visit your Membership card will be created, along with any necessary paperwork.  You may add the “free” Membership at any time, at the Toms River Fitness desk.

Members may use Meridian for the next two weeks at no charge. 

“Should you decide to join, there will be no enrollment fee,” the e-mail said.

Shorebeat was unable to speak with the club’s owner as to the reason why it was closing.


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  • Frank Rizzo

    The retail shopping centers will soon be Hasidic temples and high density housing…..

  • KaayC

    The prepaid memberships may be used in Toms River!!! EXACTLY why I never joined there. They wanted automatic dibbs to my checking account. I said , “No”. Now these members are left holding the bag and can play in traffic on Hooper Ave. getting to Toms River.

    • Rosesalute

      Unfortunately, we’re getting a FoodTown in the old Pathmark from what I heard. Doesn’t seem to make any sense as they all seem to have financial issues and then close(brick, Toms River). Everything is closing in Brick.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Have you shopped on line…the you are a part of the reason for this. Now we have a mega sports club by Meridian…soon the other small ones will all close…plus the old Jack LaLane building next to the ice palace is empty…..all prime pickens for the Lakewood tribe

      • Rosesalute

        They need to be able to “walk” to a temple. Where will they put a temple? Pretty sure it cannot be in a commercial zone. Now thanks to that ordinance it they can’t convert a residence. Where do they have? They’ve surrounded brick already, so dont you think they would have taken over already? I’m scared Allens farm on Herbertsville Rd will sell to them and then temple it is. House goes up for sale for us.

      • KaayC

        Hush your mouth and please edit erase that perhaps all too astute possibility lest it give ideas!

      • Rosesalute

        Brick is going to Sh*t…. Cozy Kitchen on Herbertsville rd is up for sale. Autozone on route 88 is up for sale. Places closing down left and right…..

      • KaayC

        I have to agree somewhat. What I see coming in to retail are seemingly non viable businesses that will fold and/or replications. Two examples are Fortunoffs and the old Joanne’s fabric. I don’t see those places making it. I really wish them well and hope I am wrong, but I think I am right. This has become a Walmart – Kmart nation Brick. Some living so on the edge they want the cheapest deal and consequences be damned. AMAZED to see so many buying at Ulta. I find their prices a tad inflated but it’s a nice atmosphere to shop. I wonder if all the coupons and points will keep people coming or if that too will be another flash in the pan. While on the topic, What’s up with that Brick Plaza renov? I think the brick edifice that was formerly there looked better- although those stores needed overhauls on the interior. I don’t care for the California style edifice they put. We are not California, and it looks silly to me. The old brick face was more appropriate and classier IMHO before they put those big box auto parts boxes. Acropolis admin should have been guillotined for that move! They also need a food store! If you are going to get most women to shop, you need to allow them to pick up a rotisary chicken or a head of lettuce in the same plaza. One stop shopping! Not driving from strip mall to strip mall playing in traffic. It is bad enough they moved half the retail down Route 70 nightmare corridor. THAT poor planning and lack of fore-site, as much as the Internet competition keeps many away from Brick Plaza and I across the road by Shoprite. The old A&P was mismanaged everyone knew it. A decent food chain is needed there as well. Women do want to shop, lunch and schmooze but they are making it too hard for them driving from plaza to plaza. The old Brick Plaza years ago was one stop. We had less but we had more! lol Retail generally provides too many options and not enough sizes. Less options/more size inventory would also help these fledgling stores survive.

      • Frank Rizzo

        all these non revenue producing shopping malls will be converted into housing built around the temples..plus all the opposition to the new wawa…that will be prime space for a temple…stupid is as stupid does…

      • Rosesalute

        Where will the temples go though?

  • Surfrider

    Taxes……taxes……taxes…..too too high!