Two health clubs in hot water with Maryland regulator

January 27, 2012|Eileen Ambrose

Maryland’s consumer protection division has filed complaints against two health clubs and their owners for not registering with the state.

The state requires health clubs to be registered and bonded, which protects consumers from losing fees paid in advance if the club goes belly up.

The state’s targets: Body Talk, a Laurel club owned by Arnell Tunstall-Richardson; and Kassama’s Okinawan Karate Studio in Baltimore owned by Ontagu-Ibrahima Kassama.

The clubs received multiple warnings, the state says. It adds that it wants to stop the two clubs from offering services here until they comply.

Body Talk’s number appears to be disconnected and the owner couldn’t be reached for comment. A message was left at Kassama’s studio, and I’ll post a comment if it comes in. The owner couldn’t be reached for comment.

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