Prairie Life Fitness, located at 300 Shingle Way in Franklin, will close next week. Tuesday, April 29, 2019, will be their last day in business.
Employees were notified on Monday, April 22. Members were told as they entered the gym on Monday and all members should receive an email regarding the closure by Tuesday.
In an email sent to all members, Praire Life says they will take the next few weeks to process refunds to members who prepaid fees.
Franklin is the only location for Praire Life in Tennessee.
“Prairie Life has been privileged to be part of the Cool Springs community for the past 12 years and we are extremely grateful for your support. However, we will be closing our doors by the end of this month. We notified members and staff of this today,” said Jennifer Rasmussen-Sagan, Director of Marketing and Training.
As word spread about the closure, Franklin Athletic Club posted on Facebook an invitation to all Prairie Life members to try Franklin Athletic Club.
About Praire Life
Prairie Life Fitness opened back in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1985. The two original partners, Dean Rasmussen and Bob Kerrey wanted to offer a full-service club that focused on health and fitness activities for the entire family and for people of all ages and abilities. The 60,000 square foot multi-service facility provided an extensive array of services – aerobics, indoor and outdoor swimming, weight lifting, indoor jogging, a wide variety of exercise classes, a nursery for small children and multiple youth programs. Prairie Life Fitness was designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of men, women and children. Based on the success of their first club, Dean and Bob opened a second facility in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska.