Norwalk fitness center closes in third year on West Ave.

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Next Generation Fitness closed in Norwalk, less than three years after opening on West Avenue offering high-intensity workouts including fitness boot camps and boxing ring training.

Jennifer Mongeluzo and Bruce Ceja opened Next Generation Fitness at 698 West Ave. in early 2016. Mongeluzo also runs The Pilates Center, located previously at 650 West Ave. and now occupying a separate suite at 698 West Ave.

The building is owned by the operators of Innovative Health & Rehabilitation, which purchased it three years ago for its own use and leasing premises to Next Generation Fitness. The space was put back on the market in March billed as being in “move-in condition” for a gym operator, including equipment.

The exercise equipment has now been cleared out, and Innovative Health & Research co-owner Chris Antonacci said he would consider any kind of business for the newly available space, with the building among West Avenue’s visibly prominent structures near the junction of West Avenue, Wall Street and Belden Avenue.

The next closest fitness center is Kong CrossFit on Wall Street, with the city also home to CrossFit Norwalk on Muller Avenue and CrossFit Westport on Westport Avenue. Norwalk has multiple other chains within the city limits to include Crunch Fitness, Edge Fitness Clubs, Intensity Fitness, L.A. Fitness, Orangetheory, Planet Fitness and UFC Gym; as well as independent operators like Punch Kettlebell Gym on Main Avenue.; 203-842-2545; @casoulman