ED Magedson – Founder
Energy Fitness aka Bodyplex in D'Ville160 Nordson Overlook Dawsonville, Georgia United States of America
As a former employee of Lon/Lonnie/Lorenzo, (which ever name he is going by @ this time) Barclay, I have some very interesting facts to share with you all who are reading about this con-artist for the 1st time. And for our current readers.
When this idiot came into our gym of small town Dawsonville to "help" keep it open from the original owner spending all the profits, he came with a whole lot of empty promises. He promised, new bulbs in the tanning beds, tv's put in the cardio deck, better equiptment, better and more fitness classes, and more. Of coarse none of this happened. The only thing he did change was he added soap and paper towel dispensers. As for the rest....new bulbs, ha ha ha Never happened. Tv's ??? Nope! The equiptment? What a joke, old old used crap that was "in his storage unit" All dirty, had rust, didnt match, smelled and was not kept up, at all! The cables were old and did not pull properly. The stupid idiot tried to show off and do a tricep pull down on one of the single cables with all the weight and it snapped!! To bad it didnt hit him. Well as for the fitness classes, he ran off the instructor and all the good ones by lying to Les Mills. So they pulled the classes of coarse. Once they googled him, Les Mills was not going to do business with him at all. A letter was forwarded to him regarding that. Also he lost the BodyPlex name. The original owner/franchise Clev would also not do business with him. He is well aware of this idiot. He has known him for more than 20 yrs.
Hey idiot??, Remember going into bars and walking in with ur (not so big) chest sticking out and going up to woman and saying......."Hi, my name is Lonnie, wanna come outside and see my Lamborghini? What a joke, you are still a moron!!!!
After about 2 weeks I knew something wasnt right, so I googled him. WOW! You all have seen it. This guy was planning on doing to our gym what he has done to two other gyms, Main Event Fitness and another BodyPlex. He is a Cash Cow. He comes into a gym to "Save it" from going under and his plan is to be there for 1 - 3 months and suck as much money out of the members as possible. Like charging for childcare, raising rates of the members who have already paid in full and charging "Maintence fees" Then he splits in the middle of the night. But not this time. He did not have enough money to do that. He had about 5 mexican workers come up on Tuesday April 5th and they moved out the equiptment. Im surprised he didnt steal everything that was in there. He probably would have if the had the balls to even come back up. Didnt, huh Lonnie?? Scared?? You piece of s**t!! I do know that he had payed two guys to steal two of the air cond. units outback. He told the police he was "having them serviced" what a joke! Now he's saying they were stolen from his house. More lies. Im sure they will be installed into his new Energy Fitness location in Buckhead.
This is the kind of person who likes to put other people down to make himself look good. You can not believe anything that comes out of his lying mouth!!!!! Im surprised he hasnt sold his kids to make a profit. So anyway, after learning what he was up to, we employes started to "fix" members accounts so he couldnt get any more money from them. Chasing members out the door, yelling and cussing at them is no way to treat the people of Dawsonville!! We had enough. You should ease up on those steriods Lonnie. They dont make you look bigger, just more stupid!!!!! If thats possible. To all you people who have not had the pleasure of meeting this idiot. Run away, fast! Do not do any business with this lying crook. He is a thief. He has his own personal computer system for the billing of the drafts each month. So when he goes and were ever he goes so does your billing information. He will draft your account!! He hit the members of Dawsonville on the 1st when he knew he was going to be gone and mark my words he is going to hit the ones on the 15th of April. So if you are a member with a draft on the 15th, you better change your account information fast.
If you are needing to find him here is his info: World Fitness in Smyrna 2451 Cobb Pkwy, Smyrna 30080 770/980-1275.
The one he is supposed to be opening in Buckhead: Energy Fitness 3002 Peachtree Pkwy Atl, 30305 404/467-4510.
The one in Smyrna is next door to DGellar & Sons Jewerly.
Hopefully we can stop the one in Buckhead from opening, people have been going down there and say it is a train wreck. The workers inside have stated that people are looking for him and he is doing illegal things. Do not join this club! He needs to be stopped!!!
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