More Gym Notes: Bye Again, Chelsea

“The only sensible endgame for Chelsea Piers at this point
is just to cut its losses and shut down for a year or two”

I have decided to quit Chelsea Piers for the time being. They’ve been charging me $25 per month for a freeze fee. I don’t wish to pay that January 1st, neither do I want to resume paying the monthly $175 come Feb 1st.

I was sitting on the bubble about this until a few days ago, when I received a circular e-mail from CP. They are once again monkeying around with their COVID rules. As noted in an earlier post, they kept altering their policies….mask/no mask, vax/no vax/super vax, vax card/super vax card/special green vax badge, check out and leave at side door/no checkout needed, leave through main door…to the point where no one could follow them, apart from their regular employees, and even they had to keep consulting the most recent daily ukase.

This latest circular says that all the staff wear masks, and they are encouraging their fee-paying clientele to do the same. (See screenshot, bottom.) One wonders what “encouragement” will be implemented.

Festering in the back of my brain is the annoyance I felt in October 2020, soon after I rejoined. I got a nasty email from one Leslie Kriger at the club because I’d had a (friendly) altercation with some deminog employee who wanted me to shift my mask up, but this made my glasses fog.

The only sensible endgame for Chelsea Piers at this point is just to cut its losses and shut down for a year or two, then perhaps reopen with new staff and management, who perhaps will have their act together. I first joined in 2006 and have never seen them this confused.

 

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