Athletic Club to close after 35 years

  • The Athletic Club owner Kym Herron Scott (File photograph).

Members of a 35-year-old gym have been told that the fitness centre will close at the end of this month.

The Athletic Club announced on Thursday that its clients’ memberships will be transferred to Magnum Power Force Gym on Church Street, Hamilton, from December 1.

Kym Herron Scott, TAC’s owner, said she had decided to close down because she planned to “take a new direction in her own life”.

A newsletter to members said: “With the increased costs in running a company and the lease not being renewed, December 1 seems like the right time to move the clientele and keep the membership costs down.

“A ‘perfect fit’, Kym chose Magnum Power Force Gym as the new home for members.

“Memberships will be honoured at their current rates for the next three months or until their annual membership is up for renewal. Class cards will also be honoured.”

The club, which is in the Cedar Parkade Building on Washington Street, celebrated its 35th anniversary in September and will close its doors on November 30.

Ms Herron Scott said: “I have agreed to assist with the transition of the current TAC members as needed and will be available at Magnum to help with the process. I am confident that as we focus on best services and products, our clients will see the great value of the Magnum brand.”

Ms Herron Scott said it was a “pleasure and honour” to serve TAC members for 32 of the company’s 35 years.

She added: “For many, this is a sad time, like saying goodbye to an old friend, but we will continue to support your fitness journey.”