Vimercate New Life closed gym
(Photo by Michele Boni)
After the declaration of bankruptcy of the New Life gyms by the court of Monza in Vimercate, large posters are still hanging in the window with the words “We are back” in large letters in addition to the opening hours. In reality, the fitness center in Piazza Marconi has closed its doors and, since Wednesday, the light is off and the 50 employees not even a shadow.
To inform of the bankruptcy of the company in the name of Matteo Annoni there is only a sign addressed to customers that reads: «the gym will be temporarily closed from 13 October due to bankruptcy. You will be contacted by the curators for appropriate information ». Yet until Tuesday 12 October when the news had just circulated of the failure of the two fitness centers in Monza and Vimercate in the headquarters in Piazza Marconi, everything was still functioning. Now the customers, who number in the hundreds, at least hope that at least the registration fee will be reimbursed, even if the company has a debt of around one million euros.
It will certainly not be easy to be refounded by those who found it difficult to pay rents both in Vimercate and in Monza and to expose themselves economically with the banks to give a salary to 90 employees divided between the two gyms.
On Wednesday evening, a letter addressed to the shareholders signed by Annoni also arrived, admitting that he was “sorry for the declaration of bankruptcy of New Life by the court of Monza, the same one that a few months ago had rejected an eviction and another request for bankruptcy because the partial full payment of the rents of the buildings where the gyms operate had depended only on the pandemic and the consequent closure of the business with zero receipts and not on a state of bankruptcy. To clarify, New Life had in any case paid important advances and, as admitted by the lessors themselves in those procedures, had always paid until February 2020 “. In recent months, however, also due to Covid, it has been impossible for the company to find resources to pay off all the expenses, accumulating debts after debts
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