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For Immediate Release
April 9, 2007

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Consumer Protection Division Issues Cease and Desist Order to
Bodies On Line Health Club Owner

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has issued a Final Order requiring that Sheritha D. McKenzie, of Dallastown, PA, cease and desist from the sale of health club services until an approved registration has been issued by the Division’s Health Club Registration Unit. In addition, she must pay civil penalties, past due registration fees and costs amounting to $5,550.

McKenzie, owner of Bodies on Line and Bodies on Line Personal Training, sold health club services at 2129 North Charles Street, Baltimore, without being registered with the Attorney General’s Office. McKenzie received numerous notices to register but despite these notices, failed to register. It is unlawful in Maryland for health clubs, weight loss centers, and self-defense schools to operate without first registering with the Attorney General’s Office. If McKenzie registers her business and pays the past due registration fees and other costs required by the Order, she will not have to pay the civil penalty of $4,000.

Consumers may check whether the health club, weight loss center or self-defense school they are considering joining is registered in Maryland by visiting the Attorney General’s website, www.oag.state.md.us/healthclub, or by calling the Health Club Registration Unit at 410-576-6350.


   

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