Tilton Fitness, which operates seven gyms in New Jersey, announced it is permanently closing due to struggles during the pandemic crisis.
“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,” Sam Young, the CEO of parent company Hackensack Meridian Fitness & Wellness, wrote in a letter to members posted on the Tilton Fitness website.
Tilton Fitness had locations in Brick, Edgewater, Galloway, Hazlet, Jackson, Manahwakin and Northfield. It was planning to open a location in Atlantic City.
The exit comes as both 24 Hour Fitness and Gold’s Gym have filed for bankruptcy this year. Town Sports, the parent of New York Sports Club and Boston Sports Club , has said it’s exploring a bankruptcy filing.