State officials in New Jersey are charging dozens of gyms with violating consumer-protection laws, including some in Warren and Hunterdon counties.

The Department of Consumer Affairs has announced charges against 53 clubs.

The owners of the Snap Fitness franchises in Phillipsburg and Clinton Township are included on that list.

Officials say they failed to register with the state.

The announcement comes just days after the Lehigh Valley Racquet and 24/7 Fitness Clubs abruptly shut the doors on its three locations.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is now looking into those closures.