Do you know if everybody has left your climbing facility? If you don’t do security sweeps at the end of the night you could have problems like this LA Fitness in Massachutes.
According to Boston CBS affiliate WBZ, Kevin Almeida was sitting in a hot tub at the Saugus, Mass., LA Fitness on Sunday night when the lights suddenly went off. Almeida claims he thought the facility closed at 11 p.m., when it actually closed at 8. Once Almeida realized what happened, the fitness center was dark and the doors were chained from the outside.
Ultimately, Almeida let himself out via an emergency exit, setting off an alarm. Saugus police said Almeida called them at around the same time he left the facility, around 9:30 p.m.
Almeida told WBZ that as a result of the incident, LA Fitness has now banned him for life and refuses to refund his last month’s dues.
Climbing Business Journal is an independent news outlet dedicated to covering the indoor climbing industry. Here you will find the latest coverage of climbing industry news, gym developments, industry best practices, risk management, climbing competitions, youth coaching and routesetting. Have an article idea? CBJ loves to hear from readers like you!