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Chris Berkley

Lansing, MI

#1 Feb 3, 2009
A buddy of mine who is usually in the know on these things just told me that Xtreme Fitness is going out of business at the end of the month. I guess the owner is behind something like half a million on his taxes or something. Thing is they're still advertising 2 1-year memberships for $200 on their windows. I was gonna go sign up but I don't feel like being out $200 bucks for a 30-day membership.
Matt

South Lyon, MI

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Dont do it. It was in the Livingston Press and Argus today. They ARE CLOSING
Jon

East Lansing, MI

#3 Feb 23, 2009
When is this bitch gonna open up back up?
I hear maybe on the 25th of Feb.
I hope they fix all the broken down ellipticals, treadmills, etc... The now ex-owner (con) was a real peice of crap. He pretended to be all religious to the public, UNLESS you know him and you would swear he was the devil. Anyways, I hope they open back up with new ownership, that place could be a gold mine if it is run correctly.
Katie

United States

#5 Feb 25, 2009
I am extremley pissed off about this gym. My boyfriend and I purchased memberships together at the end of January. John Martin took our money (along with MANY others) and ran, knowing the gym would A.)Being closing down or B.) Be under new ownership-therefor not making the money rightfully his. If I ever see John Martin, Or any of his little friends that were helping him at the gym with this scam, they will get a HUGE piece of of my mind! Along with the punk kid who sold us the memberships, offering us 2 extra months!
I also will be filing a small claims case against John Martin. While I know I will be in line with many people who owes money to, I want what he owes my boyriend and I to be on his credit until he pays us back!
The gym is open today, but I have yet to find out if we will be re-charged. Not the new-owners fault at all. This whole thing sucks, and I hope John Martin gets what is coming to him. THEIF!
Matt

United States

#6 Feb 26, 2009
I'm home from school and went to the gym today and it was open. I went with a buddy and they wouldnt let him in because they arent offering any new memberships until they find a new owner. The guy working said that the landlord took over when John left and isn't interested in running the gym or keeping it a gym if he can't find anyone else to buy the place. It's too bad because its in a good location, it was cheap and I have ten months left on my membership...
Lisa

United States

#7 Mar 2, 2009
If you paid with your credit card, call the credit card company and dispute the charge. Hopefully you can get some of your $$ BACK... It worked for me
REVENGER

Hartland, MI

#8 Mar 7, 2009
HAY EVERY BODY I KNEW THAT PEACE OF SHIT JOHN MARTIN AND HE KNEW A MONTH BEFORE HE LOST THE GYM THAT IT WAS GOING TO CLOSE.BUT YET HE STILL SOLD MEMBERSHIPS JUST AS A MONEY GRAB.HE ONLY MAID ONE PAYMENT ON THE PLACE THE WHOLE TIME HE WAS THEIR AND HE NEVER PAYED ANYONE THAT EVER DID ANY WORK ON THE PLACE.AND HE NEVER MAID ONE PAYMENT ON ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT IN THE GYM.THEIR 45 LEANS ON THAT GYM!I HAVE THE PEACE OF SHITS PH#. SO IF YOU GOT FUCKED OVER BY HIM AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HIM A PEACE OF YOUR MIND HERE IT IS (J1P)DPJ-00DW THEY WOULDN'T LET ME POST THE NUMBER SO I DID IT PHONETICALLY.THE 1 IS A ONE AND THE TWO O ARE ZEROS HAVE FUN AND GIVE IT OUT TO EVERYONE ELTS THAT HE FUCKED OVER!!
Informer

United States

#9 Mar 29, 2009
John is not a religious man. On more then one occasion he has almost lost the gym. His response to that was to lower membership prices to suck out all the money he could before he went under...still refusing to pay rent.
His partner in the strip mall has had to shell out twice as much for his rent, while Martin was only paying a third (if and when he paid) despite the size of his gym being much larger then the tanning salon.
Amongst his violent nature towards everyone, unless you have money then he can be really charmer, there is also a drug habit that he is spreading through the community by selling cocaine from a house he purchased out of his own name (just check his crime history and you'll see this is an on going addiction and problem).
I personally saw him hit a teenager that was working for the gym, yell at his ex and current wife, come into work drunk, verbally abuse both wives' children and sell steroids.
Until John Martin is out of the community, I wont be happy. However, I'm glad that a place of fitness and health is now owned by someone who might possess the moral qualities that Mr. Martin lacks.
Chris Berkley

Lansing, MI

#10 Apr 7, 2009
Informer wrote:
John is not a religious man. On more then one occasion he has almost lost the gym. His response to that was to lower membership prices to suck out all the money he could before he went under...still refusing to pay rent.
His partner in the strip mall has had to shell out twice as much for his rent, while Martin was only paying a third (if and when he paid) despite the size of his gym being much larger then the tanning salon.
Amongst his violent nature towards everyone, unless you have money then he can be really charmer, there is also a drug habit that he is spreading through the community by selling cocaine from a house he purchased out of his own name (just check his crime history and you'll see this is an on going addiction and problem).
I personally saw him hit a teenager that was working for the gym, yell at his ex and current wife, come into work drunk, verbally abuse both wives' children and sell steroids.
Until John Martin is out of the community, I wont be happy. However, I'm glad that a place of fitness and health is now owned by someone who might possess the moral qualities that Mr. Martin lacks.
Informer,
email me at chris.berkley@yahoo.com.
I have some questions for you.
Chris Berkley

Lansing, MI

#11 Jun 10, 2009
I've recently been informed that John Martin swindled roughly $4,000 out of the owner of the new "Tradin' Antiques" on Grand River West of M-59.
It would appear that they had a "partnership" to open the business, Martin put no money in, and made off with about $4,000 in merchandise, cash, and charges.
It also appears that he is currently squatting in a former friend's foreclosed house just outside of town.
John is the Xtreme A-hole

Brighton, MI

#12 Jun 11, 2009
Well seeing as how that WAS his wife, Im not surprised to hear that she was swindled. Join the club!
Chris Berkley

Lansing, MI

#13 Jun 11, 2009
John is the Xtreme A-hole wrote:
Well seeing as how that WAS his wife, Im not surprised to hear that she was swindled. Join the club!
Different store. His ex-wife owns the "Consignment for Cash" store. "Startin' Antiques" is a different store altogether. He jacked the both of them.
The Fowlerville Man

Canton, MI

#14 Feb 11, 2010
Anyone know where Mr. Martin happens to be "squatting" these days? I will need to have him served with some papers.
The XX

Howell, MI

#15 Jul 6, 2010
The Fowlerville Man wrote:
Anyone know where Mr. Martin happens to be "squatting" these days? I will need to have him served with some papers.
If you find out please let me know...1st x!..(actually 2nd..there have now been 3)

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