Aspire Fitness locations continue to close; warrant shows failure to pay taxes

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AURORA, Colo. -- There are more closures for Aspire Fitness facilities in the Denver metro area.

Members and even employees went to the gym in Westminster one day, and the next it was shut down.

Now, more locations are closed. The chain was seized for failure to pay taxes. A warrant shows the company hasn't paid its fair share since 2016.

“Nobody told me anything. I just walked up and this is what I saw," gym member Kimberly Christian said.

“I came here to cancel my membership because they closed the gym that I was at, down on Parker and Chambers," another member, Claire Forland, said.

Forland's normal Aspire Fitness location was closed. An email shows the company told Forland to stop by the second Aurora location so he could cancel his membership and stop charges to his account.

Forland arrived to find that location closed too.

"Frustration," Kimberly Christian said.

Members, one after the other, walked up to the Aurora location with the same problem.

“I paid like $250, something like that, for a year," Christian said.

While members can't get their money back, employees can't get their money at all.

“I quit because my check was short and I was lied to," former employee Jayme Williams said. “They said that I sent in the wrong hours when I had an email showing that I sent in the correct hours.”

“Looks like everything’s circling the drain for Aspire Fitness," another member said.

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