On his Facebook page, Shaun Kelley claims to be just “moving my business.” But abc13 is reporting that the Shaun Kelley Weight Control storefront at San Felipe and Voss shut its doors for good yesterday — shortly after the local fitness guru declared bankruptcy.
An unspecified nearby gym will take on Kelley’s trainers and clients, according to the report. Shaun Kelley Weight Loss Center memberships cost $15,000 a year, though shorter memberships were available.
Kelley gained national attention 2 years ago after the FBI interviewed a former employee to determine if Roger Clemens might have obtained steroids or human growth hormone through Kelley or his clinic. The employee claimed Clemens had met with Kelley at that location, but Kelley claimed Clemens was an acquaintance who had never visited the clinic.
Okay, then. But what about Donald Trump?
From abc13’s report:
Kelley told us a major food company approached him about a joint business venture, and was not interested in the fitness industry. He said he will honor his commitment to clients to help them lose weight, but he’s not refunding any money.
What “major food company” could that be? Kelley was recently named a health & fitness advisor for Donald Trump’s new multi-level marketing uh, venture, the Trump Network. Already, Kelley has begun promoting “premier custom pharmaceutical-grade vitamins” for the organization.
- Well-known local fitness consultant closes business [abc13]
- Local Fitness Guru Teams Up with Trump Network [Houston Health and Beauty]
- Clemens Investigators Look at Houston Clinic [NY Times]
- Kelley claims test will prove he never knew or supplied Clemens [Houston Chronicle]
Video of Shaun Kelley Weight Loss Center open house, 2008: CINHouston