Peak Fitness may owe some members money

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Submitted: Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:09pm
Updated: Tue, 05/22/2012 - 8:06pm

If you were ever a member of Peak Fitness in Wilmington, you might have some money due. The state attorney general’s office has gotten 300 complaints about the company over the past five years. A new agreement will require Peak Fitness to, among other things, give advance notice to gym members and the attorney general’s office when a club will be closed, and provide pro-rated refunds when a club shuts down. Peak Fitness closed it’s Wilmington gym about a year ago, and transferred its members to Gold’s Gym. If you think Peak Fitness may owe you money, call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or fill out a complain form at


  • Mike Cantrell says:

    If Peak Fitness provided it’s former members with a place to workout within 8 miles as it says in most Gym contracts. Then why would any former members complain. The only reason it went as far as it did is because some of the members were Doctors & Lawyers who knew how to make waves. It’s a tough economy things happen.

  • sdsurfer says:

    the contract read “A comparable facility…within 8 miles…”. None of the Gold Gym locations are/were comparable. I was one of the 300+ that filed a complaint with the AG’s office. Although I joined Port City when they took over, I still had to pay for my membership at Peak.

    I am getting a full refund of what I paid ABC Financial from the time Peak closed until my one year contract expired.

    When Peak was selling memberships in 2007, they told everyone they were building a new facility at the corner of Carolina Beach Road and Shipyard, that permits were in place, and that the facility should open in early 2008. They lied, they knew they were lying, and thankfully, enough of us complained. Not only here in Wilmington, but state-wide. It wasn’t just attorneys that made this happen, but the collective voices of all.

  • Peak Scammed says:

    The City of Leland claims they withdrew their business permit and have not asked for another one. The contractor dumpsters have been removed and the concrete sidewalks were only partially completed. People are dumping trash, like old couches, that have been laying around for months.

    If none of that convinces you. Drive up and look at the one very inadequate A/C unit. It fell away from the wall at a 45 degree angle six months ago and has not been touched since.

    Yet, they still have no problem signing people up!

  • Guest1234 says:

    It’s interesting you have a photo of the Leland office shown. That location was supposed to open over 4 months ago. They started taking membership aps 6 months ago.

    I called a few weeks ago to check when they were going to open and they said “sometime in 2009).

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