SILER CITY — Zone Health and Tanning in Siler Metropolis is closing its doorways.
Christina Fisher, who has owned the enterprise for 5 years, says the choice to shut was a “private” one. Fisher additionally owns the property the place the fitness center is situated and an adjoining constructing, situated at 308 and 223 West Raleigh Road in Siler Metropolis, respectively.
“I simply realized that generally you’ll be able to anticipate adjustments in your life and generally you’ll be able to’t,” Fisher stated. “At this level in my life, I reside on 17 acres that I just about keep myself. Obtained a number of duties which can be very bodily in nature.”
Fisher determined she simply “didn’t need to be within the fitness center anymore.”
Whereas COVID-19 was not the primary consider her choice, she stated that having to shut initially due to restrictions as a consequence of COVID supplied her time to mirror on what she needed to do in life and what path she needed to go. However these restrictions did play a job.
“I attempted to wrap my thoughts round how I must function as a fitness center [during COVID],” Fisher stated. “That’s nonetheless an unknown. Like what further expense by way of supplies and time. And is it doable in any respect to have it to a typical that retains members snug. I don’t know. There’s a number of questions I can’t reply.”
Regarding the enterprise and the constructing, Fisher stated she’s been taking a look at “all avenues.” She initially requested somebody to function the fitness center for her, however the particular person declined, noting financial considerations round COVID-19. Although Fisher notes she has “a number of choices” since she owns the property, she would favor to promote the properties and the enterprise. She stated that she reached out to a number of members of the fitness center to see if they’d have an interest and is hopeful that there’s the “potential that somebody might purchase the enterprise and hold it going.”
“I would favor to promote the enterprise, however I additionally am not going to dilly-dally with this,” Fisher stated. “I don’t function that manner. I’m not going to let my constructing sit empty both. I’ll do one thing with it if it doesn’t promote. I’m hoping that these folks I’m speaking to are severe, then I’ll maintain off promoting tools.”
Fisher can also be refunding memberships to the 315 fitness center members pro-rated primarily based on how a lot time was remaining on their membership. She can be at Zone Health and Tan each from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. for the subsequent a number of Saturdays to permit members the chance to obtain their refunds. As well as, tools will even be accessible for buy on these days.
Though she’s closing the enterprise, Fisher reiterated that her causes have been “not strictly COVID.”
“It’s me desirous to go in a distinct path,” Fisher stated. “I’ve been wanting to return to what I did beforehand [which was corporate training] for just a few totally different causes. It’s primarily based on the place I’m at in my life.”
“I hope everybody understands why the choice is being made,” Fisher stated. “I’m making an attempt to deal with this in the easiest way doable and taking steps in the best way I’m doing it. I hope they perceive.”
Casey Mann will be reached at CaseyMann@Chathamnr.com.