The La Fitness fitness center closed its doors after being closed for a few weeks due to the poor attendance, according to an email from the Los Angeles County Department of Recreation and Parks.
The facility had been serving as a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, but it wasn’t until late last month that the fitness center began to suffer from poor attendance.
The Los Angeles City Council voted earlier this month to shutter the facility and close it indefinitely.
“It’s hard for anyone who knows us to understand why La Fitness has been closed for so long,” the email stated.
“The facility is a popular location, but due to a variety of reasons, it was never going to be a popular place to spend time with our community.
It was just too busy, and we were not going to make it.
We’re not doing it for ourselves.
We don’t have the resources to make sure that people don’t lose interest in the place.”
La Fitness, which closed in 2018, had hosted more than 1,300 people at its facility.
According to a news release from the department, La Fitness was “no longer serving a large enough number of clients to justify its continued operation.”
“We have always been proud of our facility, and while we regret the closure of La Fitness, we believe that we were able to create a great facility for our community,” the department wrote.
“We are committed to providing our community with the very best in fitness, health and wellness.”
A Facebook page for the facility is no longer online, and the La Fitness website has been removed from Google.
In 2018, the LA Fitness Center had more than 2,500 members and had a monthly attendance of about 400, according the Los Angeles Register.
According to the LA County Department, it closed the fitness facility because it “could not maintain a consistent level of attendance” and had “unusual” financial constraints.