SILER CITY — Zone Health and Tanning in Siler Metropolis is closing its doorways.
Christina Fisher, who has owned the enterprise for 5 years, says the choice to shut was a “private” one. Fisher additionally owns the property the place the gymnasium is situated and an adjoining constructing, situated at 308 and 223 West Raleigh Avenue in Siler Metropolis, respectively.
“I simply realized that typically you’ll be able to anticipate modifications in your life and typically you’ll be able to’t,” Fisher stated. “At this level in my life, I dwell on 17 acres that I just about preserve myself. Bought a whole lot of duties which might be very bodily in nature.”
Fisher determined she simply “didn’t wish to be within the gymnasium anymore.”
Whereas COVID-19 was not the primary think about her choice, she stated that having to shut initially due to restrictions as a consequence of COVID supplied her time to replicate on what she wished to do in life and what path she wished to go. However these restrictions did play a job.
“I attempted to wrap my thoughts round how I must function as a gymnasium [during COVID],” Fisher stated. “That’s nonetheless an unknown. Like what extra expense when it comes to supplies and time. And is it doable in any respect to have it to a regular that retains members comfy. I don’t know. There’s a whole lot of questions I can’t reply.”
Regarding the enterprise and the constructing, Fisher stated she’s been “all avenues.” She initially requested somebody to function the gymnasium for her, however the individual declined, noting financial issues round COVID-19. Although Fisher notes she has “a whole lot of choices” since she owns the property, she would like to promote the properties and the enterprise. She stated that she reached out to a number of members of the gymnasium to see if they’d have an interest and is hopeful that there’s the “potential that somebody could purchase the enterprise and hold it going.”
“I would like to promote the enterprise, however I additionally am not going to dilly-dally with this,” Fisher stated. “I don’t function that means. I’m not going to let my constructing sit empty both. I’ll do one thing with it if it doesn’t promote. I’m hoping that these individuals I’m speaking to are severe, then I’ll maintain off promoting gear.”
Fisher can be refunding memberships to the 315 gymnasium members pro-rated based mostly on how a lot time was remaining on their membership. She shall be at Zone Health and Tan each from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. for the subsequent a number of Saturdays to permit members the chance to obtain their refunds. As well as, gear can even be accessible for buy on these days.
Regardless that she’s closing the enterprise, Fisher reiterated that her causes had been “not strictly COVID.”
“It’s me eager to go in a unique path,” Fisher stated. “I’ve been wanting to return to what I did beforehand [which was corporate training] for a couple of totally different causes. It’s based mostly on the place I’m at in my life.”
“I hope everybody understands why the choice is being made,” Fisher stated. “I’m making an attempt to deal with this in the easiest way doable and taking steps in the way in which I’m doing it. I hope they perceive.”
Casey Mann will be reached at CaseyMann@Chathamnr.com.