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Yesterday we published this blog about a Webster gym owner who had sold a bunch of year long memberships despite knowing full well that she was about to sell the gym to a friend of hers who would not be honoring the memberships.
Nikki Holland, the owner of Pure Fitness, also had her gym shut down by the DOR in 2015 for nonpayment of taxes, which she said was a “glitch” from when she bought the gym from the previous owner, who just so happened to be her husband Scott Holland.
Well, Nikki deactivated her Facebook page as soon as we contacted her earlier this week, but after we posted the blog about her she immediately put her page back up and contacted us to clear things up…..
Except….that doesn’t clear anything up. It’s just an email from the new owner asking her for a Facebook password because the new gym used the same Facebook page as Pure and just renamed it. Let’s see where she was going with this…..
Wait….what? You deactivated your Facebook page but not messenger? That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
But she wouldn’t answer the very simple question that could clear this up – where the money at?
It was like talking to a wall. Except with less critical thinking skills. No Nikki, we’re not going to call you, even though it’s going to extremely disappoint this guy:
Finally the conversation ended with her saying “Hello” and then blocking us:
And that was the end of that. Nothing shady about her. She certainly helped clear up any misconceptions we had that she might be a con-artist.
Here’s a message she sent another concerned customer:
Yea Jennifer, your membership is still active at the non-existent gym she sold to someone else. Hit her up tomorrow for dem vouchers though!!
Turns out “thins went south way fast”:
Here’s an idea – don’t sell year long memberships if you know you’re selling your business. And if you do sell your business, refund them the money for the memberships they never had fulfilled.
Finally she ended it with a teaser……
So excited!! Can’t wait to see what the results behind door #3 will be!! Things are certainly looking up!!
Anyway, it turns out that the Holland’s are actually friends with the new owner Jason “Chief Cheerleader” Cook. So who knows what the hell’s even going on here. All I know is it’s not the customer’s problem and they shouldn’t be the ones chasing these people down. You sold year long memberships knowing that you weren’t going to be owning the business a year from now. The fact that they didn’t tell customers this is all I need to know. The messages from Nikki just confirm their overall shadiness.
Oh, and Pure Fitness is a trademarked franchise that they probably shouldn’t have used in the first place:
Scott Holland, who tried not paying his taxes when he owned Powerhouse Gym gets to run a for-profit speed camp at Shepherd Hill because he’s the freshmen football coach there.
Still no word how Mark Prince factors into this, but the fact that there’s missing money and he’s working there is the least surprising news ever.