Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Refund for Former Customers of Nicholasville Health Club
Former customers of the LA Boxing Health Club will soon receive refunds as a result of action taken by Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection. The LA Boxing Club, at 231 E. Brannon Rd. in Nicholasville, KY., closed in February 2009 with 144 members who had paid in advance. Checks were issued to the club’s former members on October 22 ranging from $3 to $1,890 for a total of $13,475.86. LA Boxing Club members will receive full refunds of amounts remaining under their contracts.
Under Kentucky law, health clubs are required to register with the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection and clubs that allow customers to pre-pay are required to maintain a surety bond in the event the club closes. Sewell Fitness, LLC, DBA LA Boxing, maintained a bond in compliance with Kentucky law. After learning that the club had closed, the Attorney General’s Office notified the bond company, and identified consumers entitled to a refund.
Consumers interested in joining a health club are encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s Office at (502) 696-5389 to learn whether the club is registered and bonded.