December 2, 2023

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Healthcare Enthusiast

Monetary impression of pandemic forces Strides Wellbeing & Conditioning Club to close

Strides Health and fitness & Fitness Club will be closing for great on Nov. 17. (Healey photograph)

Primary Image: Strides Health & Health Club will be closing for superior on Nov. 17. (Healey photograph)

ELMSDALE: The president/operator of Strides Well being & Physical fitness Club said the toll taken from closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are continue to rippling for her business enterprise and as a end result she has no other selection but to shut for very good.

Leslie Wilber-Campbell said a few-in addition decades soon after the pandemic, there is no restoration in sight and hence they are closing their doors. A letter was despatched to associates announcing the company would officially near on Nov. 17.

She wished to thank the faithful, constant, and fantastic associates they have experienced.

“It is simply because of you that Strides has been a success for so several years,” she stated. “My emotional link to you and our team is the only motive we continued to combat the earlier a few a long time.”


Wilber-Campbell preferred to make some highlights concerning the closure.

It will not impact Strides Spa & Wellness Centre, which will continue being open as will all the enterprise in the MacMillan Centre.

Strides Well being & Exercise Club will be liquidating all industrial quality fitness center products and similar equipment.  These fascinated might get in touch with her at: (902) 221-5568.

“Closer to November 17, we will hold a Lawn Sale for smaller objects and equipment,” stated Wilber-Campbell.

She explained for persons to observe Strides’ socials for details on that.

(Healey photo)


Wilber-Campbell claimed in March 2020, the provincial govt shut all health amenities down a few occasions for a full of just more than six months, owing to the pandemic. Strides was not qualified for financial guidance from the authorities.

“Like so quite a few other small enterprises, the economical influence was profound,” she said. “We realized the real money restoration would previous three to 5 a long time at the time we reopened (June 28, 2021).”

In January 2023, Strides experienced no decision but to increase their membership prices. 

“This was only to include the costs of inflation for sustaining standing quo but regretably did not assist us mitigate the monetary impression of COVID,” claimed Wilber-Campbell.

She said she crafted the business enterprise out of the like for fitness and an eagerness to supply a high quality fitness center for our community. 

“This September marked 17 years of company for us,” she stated.


Because the news arrived out that Strides Wellness & Physical fitness Club would shut there have been quite a few email messages to her.

“I’m humbled by the amount of money of sweet and thoughtful e-mail from present-day and earlier associates and staff members associates as very well as neighborhood members,” explained Wilber-Campbell.

“I thank the local community of East Hants who have supported our club around the decades.

She’s very pleased of what she has been equipped to develop above the previous 17 several years.

“As a resident of Enfield/Elmsdale for all my lifestyle, I’m happy of what we have crafted and created offered to our community for 17 decades,” she stated. “I would like to welcome NAPA Vehicle Areas, who will be getting more than the the vast majority of the space.”