Consumer Protection Division Issues Cease and Desist
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.