Fitness fans who may have lost thousands of dollars after the closure of Central health club The Gym have been urged to contact police. The Gym, in Melbourne Plaza, did not reopen on New Year's Day after promoting reduced fees. Its management had said fees would rise when it moved to the nearby Entertainment Building. Yesterday, The Gym's owner, Central Fitness Limited, said members could apply for refunds of gym and locker fees 'pre-paid in 1998'. A recorded message on The Gym's main telephone number gave the same undertaking. However, at least two members, who believe they have lost $15,000 between them, have complained to police. The Consumer Council had also taken several inquiries and complaints, a spokesman said yesterday, adding callers were told to contact police. The spokesman said the club should give 'vital information' to customers. 'It's not good enough to close premises and just say you will open sometime at a new location after taking people's money,' he said. A police spokesman said the merits of a case would be investigated if complaints were made. The Gym's statement assures members it intends to 'carry out its intended relocation plans'. It said its club licence could not be extended after a fire in the Melbourne Plaza building. But a Home Affairs Department spokesman said The Gym had not applied for a licence extension at its current location. A decision had not yet been made on the club's licence application for its new location. Melbourne Plaza centre manager Ron Chan said The Gym's lease had not been terminated, but it had rent arrears. He said they expected to find out next week whether the club would move or close.