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  • Sentence given in Powerhouse Gym case

    December 19, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the two men who set up the defunct Powerhouse Gym has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. Matthew Bernard made an agreement with the U.S. Attorney to plead guilty to bank fraud charges. He admitted to falsifying documents in order to obtain... more »
  • Deadline today for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 31, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day for those who lost money to Powerhouse Gym to file a complaint with the state Attorney General's office. So far, nearly 200 have come forward to file their claims against the failed gym. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 22, 2013 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminded people affected by the failed Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge that they should file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January 2012, and the owners started... more »
  • AG files suit against Powerhouse Gym Play Video

    February 21, 2013 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office filed suit against defunct fitness center Powerhouse Gym, alleging they intentionally misrepresented themselves in order to get people to sign up for the gym. It's a slight relief for victims like Linda Carpenter, who sank nearly $800 into gym. "We heard all... more »
  • Attorney General investigating Powerhouse Gym Play Video

    January 31, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office confirmed to News 2 that it is investigating the failed Powerhouse Gym. The owners of the gym, Ronnie and Connie Olah, were evicted through a court order last week. Now customers are trying to figure out how they'll get their money back.... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym owners evicted Play Video

    January 25, 2013 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Powerhouse Gym owners Ronnie and Connie Olah were evicted from the property on Sherwood Forest Boulevard in court this morning. An attorney for the gym's landlord told News 2, "they've handed over the keys." John Kovalcik created signs for the gym in 2011, but was never... more »
  • Troubled Powerhouse Gym opens after several delays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After more than a year Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forest is opened for business. The gym received approval to open it's doors to customers on December 27th, but can only use a small temporary portion of the gym until the rest of the build-out is complete. ... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym owner arrested again Play Video

    October 15, 2012 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The owner of the embattled Powerhouse Gym was arrested again last month on charges of writing worthless checks. Connie Olah was arrested for issuing two bad checks totaling $26,756 to a former General Manager of the gym, a felony offense. The arrest comes months after her... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym: Construction has not begun Play Video

    July 31, 2012 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Months after Powerhouse Gym received it's building permits there's still no construction going on inside the building. It's something that has people who paid to be members upset. "I joined for two years, and the incentive was that the fee would not go up and I... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym gets building permit Play Video

    May 14, 2012 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Powerhouse Gym is now ready to begin construction after the Department of Public Works (DPW) issued a building permit for the project. The gym came under fire from customers earlier this year, when it wasn't opened in time. Now DPW is inspecting the building to ensure... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym to begin construction

    May 14, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Powerhouse Gym is now ready to begin construction after the Department of Public Works issued a building permit for the project. The gym came under fire from customers when it wasn't opened in time. Now DPW is inspecting the building to ensure the build stays on... more »
  • Fitness Club employees waiting to be paid Play Video

    February 17, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than two months after Fitness Concepts closed its doors in December, some members and employees still have questions. Missy Lynch, a member of the club for three years, claims she went to the facility and found locked doors and a note that said it would reopen,... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym not close to opening in BR Play Video

    February 16, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Inside the new Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forest, there's not much to brag about. Construction is at a standstill as contractors wait for a building permit. Connie Olah, the owner, says that's because her former contractor dropped the ball. "He came in and signed a contract... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym delay explained

    February 16, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal business issues appear to be the main reason for the opening delay of Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forrest according to the owner. The gym was scheduled to open several weeks ago. Some customers are frustrated with the delay. News2's Rob Krieger talked with the... more »

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