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COREBODY Decatur holds closing sale on gym equipment

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COREBODY Decatur holds closing sale on gym equipment

Photo obtained via Facebook

Photo obtained via Facebook

COREBODY Decatur is holding a sale on nearly everything inside the gym ahead of its closure on Sunday, Jan. 31.

The gym on West Howard Ave. posted photos on its Facebook page, saying it is selling, “cardio and strength equipment, benches, lockers, furniture, stereo equipment, fitness accessories, file cabinets, chairs … to be picked up Feb. 1 to 3 after we close on Jan 31st.”

It posted a link showing strength equipment but said, “The cardio equipment is best viewed in person and selected.”

Co-owner Mark Benerofe previously told Decaturish people can select equipment to purchase, but nothing can be taken until the gym closes this Sunday.

Benerofe told Decaturish he and co-owner Jason Varley decided to close COREBODY after 13 years because the business simply couldn’t expand anymore in the building where it is located.

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“We just ran out of head room meaning the cost of the rent, the taxes, the very old and inefficient air conditioning and heating unit that is over 20 years old,” Benerofe said. “Our HVAC bills in the summer were over $5,000. The combination of those costs just meant there was no way to run the business successfully there, and we had no place to grow.”

Jack Honderd, a principal owner at Acme Lofts, where COREBODY is located, said the space is available for a new tenant.

“We’re starting to show the space now,” he said. “So whether it will be a fitness tenant or an internet company, we’re not sure, but we do have some immediate interest in the space. It’s a great location, it’s fairly open. A tall space, it has that lofty warehouse feel which is attractive to hi-tech office tenants. And it has good workout potential, which is attractive to different kinds of workout companies.”

Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.