BELLMAWR, NJ – Atilis Gym owner Ian Smith has Governor Phil Murphy right where he wants him. After unsuccessfully trying to shut the gym down all week, Murphy had a judge intervene to formally shut Smith’s business down by court order on Friday. Smith said the gym will now be closed through Tuesday when he and his partner will bring the matter to federal court.
“Murphy is scared and he’s running out of options,” Smith said. “Slimeball Governor Murphy pulled a fast one on us at the end of the day and put a court order in to a state judge to have us shut down via the health department.”
Update: Phil Murphy’s administration ordered the locks changed at the Atilis Gym and now the matter is being heard in federal court.