It is with deep regret to inform you that the Bethesda Fitness First on Wisconsin Avenue has permanently closed as of June 30, 2017.
As many of you are aware, rumors have circulated for several years regarding the redevelopment plans that our landlord (JBG) has had for the building we occupy. Based on the intermittent communication we have had with JBG regarding their anticipated timeline for construction and redevelopment, we had reason to believe that any possible termination would coincide with our original lease expiration in 2019. Unfortunately, late last week, we learned that this is not the case. We received formal notification from JBG, that they intend on terminating our lease to commence their redevelopment efforts.
This is a sad time for all of us here at Fitness First, as it is the final chapter for our company. We will greatly miss serving the community of Bethesda and all of the wonderful members.
Peter Harvey, President Fitness First