Broke Wellington gym to reopen

Last updated 19:23 28/06/2012
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Sports-wide Gym on the Terrace is to reopen after a last-minute sale to Lifestyle Health and Fitness Clubs.

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Sports-Wide's gym on The Terrace has been bought and reopened by Lifestyle Health and Fitness Clubs in a last minute deal with the liquidator.

Lifestyle said it would honour all existing Sports-Wide member contracts for both The Atrium Gym and Pool on The Terrace and the Te Aro gym, which would not reopen.

Sports-Wide's two central Wellington gyms were placed in liquidation on June 5 after the company failed to reach agreement with the Inland Revenue Department over tax and penalties arrears of more than $1 million dollars.

Liquidator John Fisk of PricewaterhouseCoopers closed the doors on June 18 after attempts to sell the gyms as going concerns failed.

Sports-Wide had about 1800 members.

Contact Roeland van den Bergh
Business reporter

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