Colonial Fitness and Sports Center in Sinking Spring will be closing its doors in November, and has sold the building, the longtime community staple announced Sept. 28.
“This decision did not come easily nor was taken lightly,” Colonial Fitness representatives said in a Facebook post. “Our building has been sold and we are very sad to say farewell to all the amazing members and staff that we have had the privilege to serve and call ‘friends.’”
The closure will take place Nov. 10, according to the fitness center, located at 172 Shillington Road.
Owners did not respond to a request for comment.
Colonial Fitness Center was initially built by Albert Blough, owner of parent company CHB Sports, as a racquetball club in 1979.
Blough, 87, was also the former owner of the adjacent Berks Lanes bowling alley, Hiester Lanes in Reading and Limerick Bowl in Limerick before selling those properties to New York-based Bowlero Corp. and retiring in 2021.
CHB Sports also formerly owned the Flying Hills Fitness Center in Cumru Township, which was bought in 2021 by Bressler’s Inc., a Lancaster County-based towing equipment company.
In the Facebook post, Colonial Fitness representatives thanked staff and members for their years of camaraderie.
“As much as we brought knowledge of health and fitness, you all gave us the gift of community and a sense of belonging,” the Facebook post said.
Source: Berkshire mont