24-Hour Fitness, the fourth-largest U.S. gym chain with more than 400 workout centers, emailed an undisclosed number of fitness instructors, personal trainers, and salespersons on 8 June, asking them to join a 10 June phone conference to learn of “important company updates.”
On the call, workers learned they all were being laid off immediately.
The workers were paid for one hour of time for taking part in the call.
Afterward, the terminated workers were emailed again, giving information about final paychecks, eligibility to be rehired, and other details.
Gold’s Gym, with about 180 locations in more than 15 countries, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early May.