Money impression of pandemic forces Strides Health and fitness & Health Club to close

Money impression of pandemic forces Strides Health and fitness & Health Club to close

Strides Wellbeing & Fitness Club will be closing for good on Nov. 17. (Healey photo)

Main Photo: Strides Health & Fitness Club will be closing for excellent on Nov. 17. (Healey photo)

ELMSDALE: The president/operator of Strides Health and fitness & Physical fitness Club said the toll taken from closures thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic are even now rippling for her business enterprise and as a end result she has no other preference but to close for excellent.

Leslie Wilber-Campbell said a few-moreover decades soon after the pandemic, there is no recovery in sight and thus they are closing their doorways. A letter was sent to associates announcing the small business would officially shut on Nov. 17.

She desired to thank the loyal, dependable, and superb associates they have experienced.

“It is due to the fact of you that Strides has been a good results for so a lot of several years,” she stated. “My emotional relationship to you and our staff is the only explanation we continued to combat the previous three several years.”


Wilber-Campbell preferred to make some highlights with regards to the closure.

It will not impression Strides Spa & Wellness Centre, which will continue to be open as will all the company in the MacMillan Centre.

Strides Health & Exercise Club will be liquidating all business grade gym tools and relevant equipment.  Those people fascinated might get hold of her at: (902) 221-5568.

“Closer to November 17, we will maintain a Property Sale for lesser things and gear,” reported Wilber-Campbell.

She claimed for people today to look at Strides’ socials for details on that.

(Healey picture)


Wilber-Campbell mentioned in March 2020, the provincial federal government shut all health and fitness amenities down a few instances for a full of just more than six months, because of to the pandemic. Strides was not eligible for economic help from the authorities.

“Like so numerous other compact companies, the economic impact was profound,” she said. “We understood the actual economic recovery would last three to five yrs as soon as we reopened (June 28, 2021).”

In January 2023, Strides had no decision but to elevate their membership prices. 

“This was only to cover the expenditures of inflation for retaining position quo but sad to say did not help us mitigate the fiscal effects of COVID,” reported Wilber-Campbell.

She said she created the company out of the adore for health and fitness and an eagerness to supply a top quality fitness center for our local community. 

“This September marked 17 decades of company for us,” she reported.


Considering that the information came out that Strides Health & Conditioning Club would near there have been a lot of emails to her.

“I’m humbled by the volume of sweet and thoughtful e-mail from present and past associates and staff members users as properly as group associates,” reported Wilber-Campbell.

“I thank the group of East Hants who have supported our club around the a long time.

She’s proud of what she has been equipped to construct more than the previous 17 several years.

“As a resident of Enfield/Elmsdale for all my existence, I’m very pleased of what we have built and created readily available to our community for 17 many years,” she reported. “I would like to welcome NAPA Automobile Pieces, who will be using above the the greater part of the space.”