It is with a heavy heart I have to close the East Kilbride branch of GEM Fitness on Friday 2nd of June 7pm.
This is a decision that has been forced and outwith my control.
South Lanarkshire Council have re-evaluated all business rates for the new tax year 2017.
As a result of this the new Business rates have increased for the East Kilbride gym by over £20,000 – an amount that is just not viable as a business.
For the past few weeks I have been challenging this decision through every possible angle I could from our local Councillor, The business gateway, South Lanarkshire council as well as the landlords for the Property to no avail.
All memberships will be transferred to the current Mearns Academy gym where classes will continue.
This has been a devastating blow to us all, however I hope you will continue to enjoy the classes and banter with the Staff in Mearns Academy.
I hope you will continue to support GEM Fitness and look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you for all your support so far