JACKSON, NJ – Tilton Fitness which operates 7 spacious gym facilities including the state of the art aquatic center in Jackson Township has announced it will be shutting down permanently on July 1st. The gym chain which is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health has cornered a market of gymgoers who don’t want to work out at the local ‘meat locker’ type gyms.
Going into their fourth month of forced closures, the chain was forced to shut down, as Governor Phil Murphy has given no indication of a full return to business for gyms.
The company posted this letter from CEO Sam Young:
I am writing to share some difficult news. Tilton Fitness Powered by Hackensack Meridian Health will be permanently closing its doors on July 1, 2020.
Unfortunately, like other fitness centers across the country, our facilities have been hit hard by the mandatory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing us to make this difficult decision. I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for your loyalty to the Tilton Fitness organization over the years and to our hard-working staff who worked tirelessly to support you on your health and wellness journey.
At Tilton Fitness, we have always prioritized our members and guests. We were committed to changing people’s lives by promoting total health and wellness and providing the best customer experience possible. Our seven fitness centers serving roughly 20,000 members represent a lifetime of effort and devotion. As you might imagine, this announcement is heartbreaking. You are as much of a part of our life as Tilton Fitness was part of yours. You have our deep and sincere appreciation.
Some of you may have questions regarding your membership. Please understand that it will take some time for us to respond to all inquiries. To the extent that you have any questions or concerns, we will be providing you the contact information of the individual who will be assigned to oversee the orderly dissolution in the next few days.
I have always believed we are more than a gym — we are a community. A community I deeply care for. A community I will sadly miss.