Is the Ghost of the Real World to Blame?

By Tankboy in News on Sep 5, 2007 2:35PM

2007_09_cheetah_gym_bucktow.gifSo we walked up to the doors of the Cheetah Gym Bucktown/Wicker Park location this morning and found a sign on the door saying it's closed "per David Wilshire" (the owner), giving an AOL address to contact with questions. Which we thought was weird, since his email has always been a Cheetah Gym one. So we went home, deflated from the lack of a workout we were looking forward to (amazing, we know, but we do work out to offset all that booze we consume in the Chicagoist office after lunch), to email him and to call the other locations to see if any of them know what's up. Only no one answers our email or any of our phone calls to the other locations. So we check the website to see what's up, only to find it's down.

So, what the hell is going on? Anyone out there know? We were just there yesterday, and everything seemed fine, and we know Wilshire is in the process of building a Logan Square location, and (most importantly) we already paid our dues for this month, so they had better not be suddenly closing down!

Plus, we don't want to have to go through the hassle of finding another gym we like ... grrrr ...

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