The Claremont Club Permanently Closes
Posted: August 4, 2020 in Independents
The Claremont Club
CLAREMONT, CA – As the Coronavirus Pandemic rages on, the toll on human life and the economy continues to escalate. For the health and fitness club industry, one of the more shocking and saddest losses has occurred with the permanent closure of The Claremont Club in Claremont, California. Mike Alpert, President and CEO, announced the closure in letters to staff and the membership.
Mike wrote, “It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that the Club will be closing operations permanently as of August 1, 2020. This was not an easy decision for the owners of the Club to make but they had no choice. Several times over the past years they have been approached with offers to sell and they have always declined. Their true desire has been to continue what Stan Clark started in 1973 and to pass it on to their children. However, the financial cost incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unexpected government closures of the Club, plus the loss of almost 1,200 memberships simply leaves us with no alternative but to close the Club.”
Mike continues, “We have been blessed to have had the most dedicated and talented employees and managers in the fitness industry. Because of their, efforts the Club has been recognized all over the world for being a leader in health club inclusivity and Exercise is Medicine. The programs that we have developed for adults and children with cancer, our spinal cord/paralysis, diabetes and cycling for Parkinson’s are highly regarded, not only in the fitness industry, but also in the medical and health care communities. ”
Club Insider wishes the best to Mike Alpert, his staff, their families and the members who have all lost the Claremont Club, as they move on from this sad chapter of the pandemic.