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    Hurt feelings over hospital system’s decision to close fitness center

    Members of a now-closed Detroit fitness center gathered outside the building one last time Friday afternoon to say farewell and reminisce about a place that, for them, was as much about building friendships as working out. Two days earlier, Henry Ford Health System made a surprise announcement that it would permanently close the center, FitnessWorks, 6525 2nd Ave. in the city’s New Center, because the hospital system owns the building and needs the fitness center’s space to expand its patient physical therapy services. The news came as a shock to many of FitnessWorks’ 2,400 members and 48 employees. And it happened the same day that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her coronavirus pandemic closure order for all gyms and…

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