By VANDANA SINHA
The 300-member J&J Health and Fitness Center on Dual Highway officially closed Friday and will reopen primarily as a health food deli and bakery by Wednesday, co-owner and local nutritionist Jeanne Rhodes said.
When she and her husband John found themselves working close to 14 hours a day, seven days a week for J&J Health Enterprises, the umbrella corporation that encompasses the fitness center and The Preventive Health Institute on Cleveland Avenue, they decided to downsize, Jeanne Rhodes said.
"We felt like we couldn't do a good job with the fitness center and deli/bakery," she said.
The couple decided to expand their nearly 5-year-old deli after public demand for its low-fat, low-sugar and fat-free meals, drinks and desserts skyrocketed.