Tanjong Pagar Health Studio Abruptly Closes In April, Owes Extra Than S$1.7M To Collectors

Tanjong Pagar Health Studio Abruptly Closes In April, Owes Extra Than S$1.7M To Collectors

Haus Athletics Studios Shut Abruptly & Firm Liquidates

Signing up for packages on the fitness center is frequent today. However what occurs when the outlet you frequent closed down with no warning?

A high-intensity interval coaching (HIIT) health studio in Tanjong Pagar, Haus Athletics, abruptly shut its doorways in April, leaving members unsure over whether or not they’ll obtain refunds for unused classes that they already paid for.

Each of its studios at OUE and Cross Road Alternate ceased operations in April.

Emails seen by MS Information present that members first came upon publicly in regards to the OUE closure on 17 Apr, simply two days earlier than 19 Apr when it ceased operations.

Nonetheless, a month because the studios’ closures, members are none the wiser as to their future, aside from {that a} liquidation had taken place.

Haus Athletics despatched electronic mail informing members of studio closures

The primary electronic mail, in response to one member who declined to be named, was despatched to them on 17 Apr.

The e-mail acknowledged that, apart from the closure of the OUE studio, there will probably be “upcoming pop-ups and occasions within the coming weeks”.

Picture offered by nameless Haus Athletics member

Two days later, on 19 Apr, extra courses have been apparently added to the opposite studio at Cross Road Alternate (CS) in Chinatown.

However the second electronic mail was despatched to members on 24 Apr informing that the CSE studio would stop operations from 26 Apr, simply two days later.

“We perceive that this announcement could also be surprising and should come as a shock, with such quick discover,” the e-mail learn.

It additionally stated that courses on 25 Apr will probably be closed, and that it’ll attain out to members with lively packages to debate choices, with a dedication to make the method “as easy as seamless as potential”.

Haus Atheletics liquidated

An ex-employee, Alex (not their actual title), famous that the corporate’s founders arrange a Zoom name and introduced the closure on the identical time the general public acquired the emails.

Nonetheless, the founders allegedly prevented answering additional questions concerning the corporate’s subsequent steps. The staff have been additionally not advised that the corporate had liquidated.

“The founders had all the time made it sound like we’re taking a break and there’s a chance of reopening a studio elsewhere,” Alex stated.

It wasn’t till 28 Apr, when an electronic mail despatched by a liquidation agency to collectors — which embody important bundle holders — famous that the corporate was in liquidation, that staff came upon.

Included within the doc was a provisional record of collectors as at 28 Feb, in addition to a date set for a collectors assembly on 9 Could.

The corporate reportedly owes greater than S$1.7 million to its 268 collectors, though this quantity might need modified because the electronic mail was despatched.

Members unclear on refund standing

One other member, Jamie Lim (not their actual title), stated they weren’t conscious of their plans to liquidate till their pal, who’s the primary bundle holder, acquired the liquidators’ letter.

They haven’t made a police report as they’re awaiting additional follow-up from Haus and/of their liquidators about whether or not or not they are going to obtain any refunds.

“We’ll resolve on our subsequent plan of action as soon as we obtain definitive info on the refunds,” they stated.

In the mean time, there hasn’t been any additional communications from Haus or the liquidators on the standing of refunds (if any) since their final electronic mail on 28 Apr and the collectors assembly on 9 Could, they added.

“We’re deeply upset with the best way Haus has been dealing with this as a result of there was no indication that they have been in any type of monetary hassle and haven’t achieved something to reassure us that they’re doing their utmost to course of our refunds.”

“The whole lot occurred so out of the blue and we weren’t given any response time . . . we have been actually blindsided by all of this.”

Social media accounts nonetheless up

Though Haus Athletics has been liquidated, the social media accounts are nonetheless open, albeit not up to date since 20 Apr.

Nonetheless, MS Information has discovered that on 13 Could, there was a pop-up occasion held by Rumours Seaside Membership in collaboration with Haus Athletics. We have now reached out to Rumours Seaside Membership to seek out out extra.

MS Information has additionally reached out to the Haus Athletic founders and can replace the article in the event that they reply.

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