New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2015

James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Bureau
(603) 271-0302

Hampstead Health Club Enters Into Agreement with Attorney General Over Club's Failure to Register

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that his office has entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with The Fort Gym, LLC and Kyle Rochefort, dba The Fort Crossfit, a health club located in Hampstead, New Hampshire, to resolve allegations that the health club failed to register with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Bureau since it club opened in April, 2011.

Under the terms of the Assurance, The Fort Gym must register annually, as required by the health club statute, N.H. RSA 358-I, and must pay a sum of $500.00 in lieu of a civil penalty for the past failures to register.

All owners and operators of health clubs and martial arts schools are reminded that they are required to register annually with the Attorney General. Martial Arts Schools are required to register by NH RSA 358-S. Registrants are required to post a security bond to protect consumer prepayments, although exemptions apply under certain limited circumstances. Failure to register and to otherwise comply with both the health club and martial arts statutes constitutes an unfair or deceptive practice under the State's Consumer Protection Act, N.H. RSA 358-A.

Owners or operators with questions about the registration process are urged to call the Consumer Protection Bureau at 603-271-3643.

Consumers with questions or complaints can call the Attorney General's consumer information line at 1-888-468-4454 or file a complaint on-line at:

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658