A Lansing fitness center has been hit with a cease and desist order by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and could face a lawsuit.
Go Workout and its owner Steve Millenbach are alleged of violating the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
According to a statement from the attorney general’s office, more than 20 complaints against Go Workout Frandor have been received.
Nessel’s office says the women-only gym allegedly solicited memberships even as eviction proceedings were underway in August 2018.
The gym then relocated from the Frandor Shopping Center to a substantially smaller room in a nearby hotel, where customers are expected to share limited equipment and a pool with male and female hotel guests.
Refunds have not been made to customers who paid sign-up fees and advanced membership fees with the expectation they would have access to the now-closed Frandor gym.
“We count on companies to uphold their end of the law,” Nessel said. “And when they don’t, we stand ready to protect Michigan consumers.”
Unless Go Workout and Millenbach respond to the notice by February 11, Nessel will file a lawsuit under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act and to get financial relief on behalf of the affected customers.