The last place in the network of fitness gyms Lehigh Valley closes forever – The Morning Call

The last seat of the Lehigh Valley fitness network closes later this week.

Retro Fitness Bethlehem, which offers a wide range of strength and cardio equipment, as well as other amenities such as group fitness classes, personal training and a cardio cinema, is due to close on Friday, May 27, at 1856 Stefka Boulevard, the report said. email members.

“We appreciate the business you have given us over the years and thank you for being a dedicated member,” the statement said.

The Bethlehem Gym, which opened at the Stefko Boulevard Mall in 2014, is one of about 100 retro fitness gyms across the country.

Other local Retro Fitness gyms that previously operated from 2008 to 2011 at Mountainville Mall on South Fourth Street in Allentown and from 2008 to 2020 in the shopping center 25th Street in the town of Palmer.

The fitness network in New Jersey, inspired by the 80s, with checkered floors, red and yellow equipment and films about recommendations in training areas offers a monthly membership of $ 19.99.

Other facilities include a solarium, juice bars, full-service locker rooms and supervised children’s playrooms.

Retro Fitness Bethlehem members with questions or concerns about their membership are encouraged to contact ABC Financial at 866-364-4596 or All membership accounts have been disabled since May 5, and membership will be automatically terminated at no extra charge.

“We are working with ABC Financial to return any full membership fees paid,” the statement said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and wish you continued success in your fitness journey.”

The Bethlehem Gym area with a total area of ​​almost 14,000 square feet is listed as “readily available” on the Stefko Boulevard shopping mall website.

Two other businesses are coming soon: This Is Burrito, a casual restaurant specializing in custom burritos, and B Positive, a modern site for collecting blood plasma, are due to open later this year. at the mall, according to Scott Horner, vice president of office at Colliers International Allentown, which handled the deals.

Company B Positive, which will cover an area of ​​3,200 square feet in the southern part of the center, collects high-quality blood plasma, which will be used in the creation of rescue treatments.

Business Buzz

Business Buzz

Every day

A daily update for the Lehigh Valley business person.

All blood types are welcome, and donors receive compensation for each complete donation, according to the company’s website.

Donors, who must be between 18 and 65 years old, can donate plasma twice a week and earn more than $ 500 a month.

This Is Burrito, which will cover an area of ​​2,000 square feet a few doors below the B Positive, will work in a similar way to popular burrito restaurant chains, said owner Karen Lynn.

Dinners will be able to customize their orders with proteins such as beef and chicken, as well as salad, salsa, cheese and other ingredients. Tacos and other Mexican favorites will also be available.

The B Positive space has been empty for more than a decade, while the This Is Burrito space previously housed J’s Steaks & Subs, which moved a few blocks north to 2140 Stefka Boulevard in 2017.

Both rooms are currently under construction, and tentative opening dates have not yet been announced.

Stefko Boulevard, owned by Regency Centers, is in a tight shopping corridor and is home to more than a dozen other businesses, including Valley Farm Market, Dollar Tree, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Stefko Pharmacy, T-Mobile and Little Cali bar arepa and empanada.

Back to top button