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Fitness Edge owner Joanna Dunn said the gym was shut down without warning.
Dunn said she cannot talk to her clients because everything, including her contact list, computer and $350,000 worth of gym equipment, is inside the club and she cannot access it.
is considering legal action to get her
empathizes with concerned clients but has been legally cautioned to not say too much.
"We're absolutely going to court about this," said Dunn
"I'd love (clients) to understand we're doing everything that we can to re-open the gym as quickly as we can.
In no case have I skipped town with everyone's money."
, who has owned the gym for more than a decade, said her
five-year lease on the Nicol Street property ended in October.
There were no discussions about renewals with the landlord but Dunn
has paid rent since, although she
might be "a little behind."
On Wednesday morning, the landlord, seen entering the gym, declined to comment on the situation.
is also looking for another location to open the gym and plans to reimburse members if that never happens.
Let's hope that Joanna
can make this work for all her
The gym is great, it's fully equiped, the trainers are great, there's lots of space, the location is perfect for those who work in the downtown area, there are just too many pluses here to see it close.
I for one will keep my fingers crossed that it will reopen, hopefully in the same location.
Pissed off Customer
Thu, Jan 20, 11 at 05:48 PM
I just dropped $800 on the boot camp and so did 30 others... So Joanna
just walked away with $24,000 so there is NO REASON she
should be a "bit behind in rent".... from what i hear now there has been alot of shady business with partners and with other businesses.
I certainly hope all the members band together and sue her
as a united force and that another gym welcomes these disgrunted clients with open arms.
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...about Joanna Dunn
...Joanna DunnJoanna is the owner of Fitness Edge.She
has 16 years of bodybuilding training and experience, and has competed in bodybuilding for 14 years.
In 2001, Joanna
was ranked second in Western Canada and third in Canada.She is the developer of Body Core Training Systems, and has extensive experience training bodybuilders and fitness competitors.
A local health club owner for eight years, Joanna
has promoted bodybuilding and fitness shows for six years.She is an aerobic and posing instructor, bodybuilding routine choreographer, and motivational speaker.
With extensive knowledge of weight training, nutrition, and bodyfat testing, Joanna
develops nutrition plans, and provides nutritional guidance.She
also provides injury rehabilitation and prevention programs.
2005 Nanaimo BC Disability Games
Director of Cultural & Special Events
...Joanna DunnJoanna is the owner of Fitness Edge.
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Two of Nanaimo's fitness gurus, Joanna Dunn, owner of Fitness Edge Gym, and Carolyn Hancox-Barr, owner, president and general manager of North Ridge Fitness Centre and Spa, have strategies to get you started down â€" and keep you on â€" the path to fitness.
, who will see a lot of people come to her
gym now that the holiday season is over, gives the short answer."Ten to 15 minutes of cardio, 25 minutes of weights," she
"The second month will be tough," said Dunn
."If you can kick it through that second one, in the third one you really start seeing some results and everybody else sees some results."Compliments from friends and co-workers are powerful positive motivators."The moment a woman starts fitting into clothes that haven't fit for so long, it's so exciting.You can't have a bad day when your pants are falling off," said Dunn
."But a woman with tight pants on that fit her
last week but don't fit this week?Look out.She's
going to be bitchy."Excess body fat influences everything from severity of hormonal changes to stress tolerance, mental alertness and stamina.Dunn
has 17 years experience with fitness and body sculpting and has recovered from severe weight gain herself."When I was pregnant with my son â€" 220 pounds â€" stretch marks out to here," she
are strong proponents of trading in processed foods for proper nutrition.