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British Expats in Marbella Panic as Massive Gym Shuts Down, Valuable Items Trapped Inside!

January 22, 2024
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Unexpected Closure of Marbella Gym Leaves Staff and Members Distraught

In a shocking turn of events, a popular gym in Marbella, Plaza del Mar Centro Wellness, abruptly shut its doors, leaving staff and members in a state of concern and outrage. The sudden closure occurred without any prior warning, with numerous personal belongings still locked inside the premises.

Police Eviction and Removal of Equipment

The gym was reportedly closed down on a Friday, as per Marbella 24 Horas, following an eviction by the National Police. The eviction was carried out on behalf of the current owners of the Plaza del Mar shopping mall, where the gym is located. Social media videos revealed that gym equipment, including cycling machines and weights benches, were also removed from the premises.

Staff and Members Left in Limbo

The unexpected closure left both staff and members, including many British expats, stranded on the street, hoping for a resolution. The closure has impacted around 25 families, and the employees are now faced with the task of initiating a legal process to safeguard their jobs and incomes.

Ownership Conflict and Member Concerns

According to RTV Marbella, the shopping mall was previously owned by construction company Avila Rojas, but is now under the control of an investment fund. The public television company stated that the conflict has been ongoing for many years. The gym’s members, numbering around 2,000, are not only worried about their personal items but also about the membership fees they have paid in advance.

Public Outrage and Future Uncertainty

Members expressed their frustration on social media platforms. One member, Caroline, expressed her annoyance on the Marbella Info & Chat group on Facebook, stating that she had just joined and paid her three-month membership. Another member, Sam, mentioned that he had personal items in his locker, like many others. The future of the gym remains uncertain, leaving members and staff in a state of anxiety and confusion.

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