SMOKEY POINT — The Gold's Gym locations at Arlington and Marysville had their workouts interrupted on Feb. 19 when crews of movers arrived, with Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies in tow, to remove the facilities' equipment per a writ of execution.
"It was a civil action, in which legal action was taken by another agency," said Shari Ireton, director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. "We're not aware of who that other agency was. We were asked to be there to provide security."
No one has answered the phone at either the Gold's Gym at 3131 Smokey Point Dr. in Arlington or the one at 1052 State Ave. in Marysville, but Gold's Gym Vice President of Communications Dave Reiseman issued a statement to the press that Gold's Gym had just been made aware that same day of the closings of the independently owned and operated facilities at the Arlington and Marysville locations.
Although Reiseman was quick to note that Gold's Gym still has nine long-established facilities in the Seattle area whose operations will be unaffected by the Arlington and Marysville locations closing until further notice, commenters on the Arlington Gold's Gym Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GGArlingtonWA have already been sharing non-Gold's Gym fitness options, amidst their criticisms of the closures.