There was no response to attempts to contact the corporate office in California to find out what led to the decision to close the Catonsville gym.
L.A. Fitness took over the location from Bally Total Fitness in 2011 as part of a move by L.A. Fitness to purchase 171 Bally locations nationwide, including 12 in Maryland.
The closest L.A. Fitness location is in Lansdowne, on Washington Boulevard.
According to Hernandez, current Catonsville club members will have their home club switched to the Lansdowne gym and be upgraded to multi-club membership, which allows them to access any L.A. Fitness facility, with the exception of "Premier Plus" clubs.