Tilton Fitness Closes Permanently, A Casualty Of Pandemic

Photo by Jason Allentoff

  OCEAN COUNTY – Amid the disappointing news that fitness centers and gyms would not yet be allowed to fully reopen, comes news that Tilton Fitness will permanently close – another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Tilton Fitness, a part of Hackensack Meridian Health will close its doors on July 1. Like many other fitness centers around the country it could not bounce back from the impact of the pandemic and months of being closed.

  The chain had seven locations in Ocean County and elsewhere in the state. Hackensack Meridian Fitness & Wellness CEO and President Sam Young posted to the center’s website that “unfortunately, like other fitness centers across the country, our facilities have been hit hard by the mandatory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing us to make this difficult decision.”

The message that hangs on the door of the Manahawkin location. Unfortunately, Tilton Fitness will not be reopening. (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

  Young added, “I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for your loyalty to the Tilton Fitness organization over the years and to our hard-working staff who worked tirelessly to support you on your health and wellness journey.”

  All inquiries will be responded to according to a statement by the firm which called for patience due to the number of members it had and the time involved in responding to their questions.

  Contact information will be provided to members and an individual will be assigned to oversee the “orderly dissolution in the next few days,” the statement added.