SOLANA BEACH, Calif. – The sudden closure of a Solana Beach cycling studio has members wondering where their money went.
Rhythm and Power, a luxury spinning studio is owned by Mark and Tatiana Remley.
Remley and his wife Tatiana are also the producers behind Valitar, the failed $10 million equine show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 2013. The show only had four performances, before it was canceled, stranding dozens of horses, performers and vendors.
“It was a very nice facility, very clean. The instructors were very nice,” said Justine Thompson, who said she joined Rhythm and Power May 1. Less than a month later, she received an email saying classes were on hold.
“It was just somewhat vague, saying we’re making improvements and so we’re temporarily closed effective today,” Thompson said. “A couple of days later their website was shut down.”
Not just the website, but also the studio was completely shut down, without warning.
“I had called...I left a message, I’d emailed,” Thompson said.
Buzzfile, a business information database shows Remley as the principal.
The website shows Mark Remley started Rhythm and Power in 2015, about 2 years following the failure of Valitar. Several social media sites show the cycling studio received positive reviews until it suddenly closed.
During her month-long membership, Thompson said classes she attended were usually small.
“For the most part, there were about 3 to 8 people,” she said.
Thompson said membership fees were about $139 a month and typical class size was about 30 people.
“I just paid cash, but I think generally most people just gave a credit card and then the studio would automatically charge it. I guess I lucked out. I paid cash and I only lost about a week’s worth of classes,” Thompson said.
FOX 5 contacted Rhythm and Power and received the following response:
"We are sad the studio didn't work out. We were unaware any customers were charged despite closing. If any customers were charged despite the studio closing we will do our best to issue a refund.
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