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Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Phillip Juhan as Chief Financial Officer
Posted: March 22, 2020 in Chains

Town Sports InternationalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (“TSI” or the “Company”) has announced the appointment of Phillip Juhan as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Juhan, age 45, has served as Vice President of Business Operations for the Company since August 13, 2018. Read More...

Fitness International, LLC, Operator of LA Fitness, City Sports Clubs and Esporta, Announces Gym Closure Update
Posted: March 20, 2020 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - Earlier, it was announced that we made the difficult decision to temporarily close all of our clubs to the public through at least March 31, 2020, even where not mandated by government orders. If we are unable to open on April 1, we will suspend all member billings until clubs in the member's market reopen. Read More...

Planet Fitness Provides Update on COVID-19
Posted: March 18, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced updates to its business operations. In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and with the majority of stores system-wide temporarily closed as March 17, Planet Fitness has made the decision to close the remainder of its corporate stores through March 31st and is strongly urging its franchisees to do the same. The Company will reevaluate the timing of reopening on an ongoing basis. Planet Fitness has recently enhanced the functionality of its mobile app to include access to fitness content and over 500 exercises for in-home workouts. The company is encouraging members to utilize this amenity during this time of social distancing. Read More...

Blink Fitness Launches “Get Up and Blink,” Free Livestreaming Fitness Classes for All Amid Nationwide Gym Closures
Posted: March 18, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has launched "Get Up and Blink," a daily virtual workout session that gives members and non-members alike access to industry-leading fitness instruction from Blink Fitness' Certified Personal Trainers. With COVID-19 forcing gym closures across the nation, Blink will provide daily tools and resources they need to stay moving and motivated. Classes will air daily Monday through Friday at 8:00AM EST on Facebook Live. Read More...

Snap Fitness Bringing Free At-Home Workouts To All Gym Junkies
Posted: March 18, 2020 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness, one of the world's premier 24/7 fitness brands, has announced a partnership with FitnessOnDemand to offer free 90-day global access to the market-leading virtual fitness platform for all those looking to "stay fit, stay healthy and stay home" amidst growing coronavirus concern and recommended social distancing efforts. Read More...

24 Hour Fitness Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

24 Hour FitnessSAN RAMON, CA - As we all grapple with the enormous scale and impact of the Coronavirus in the U.S., it reminds us of how precious life is and the importance of protecting our own health. For the health and safety of our members, team members and guests, we are closing all 24 Hour Fitness clubs until further notice. Please be assured that your membership will be extended for the same period that our clubs will be temporarily closed. Read More...

acac Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - It is with a heavy heart that we announce all acac locations will close for a minimum of a week. We know how many people, members, guests and team members depend on our club every day. While we have not had any outbreak of the virus occur in our acac community, in light of the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and in an effort to be responsible stewards for our community at large, we feel continued operation at this time is inadvisable. Read More...

Active Sports Clubs Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Active Sports ClubsSAN FRANCISCO, CA - We continue to monitor the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, federal, state and local agencies to help reduce risks related to the spread of COVID-19. At this time, Active Sports Clubs is temporarily closed in accordance with the shelter in place order. We remain an outlet for our community to take good care by offering virtual training, daily workout videos to do at home, walking challenges, as well as tips and inspiration to stay well. Exercise for healthy individuals remains highly encouraged to boost your immune system and manage anxiety or stress during these uncertain times. Read More...

Club Fit Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Club FitBRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. and JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. - As you know, this has been an incredibly challenging time for our country and the world as we struggle with the outbreak of COVID-19. Our hearts go out to all who have already been affected by this terrible virus and those who may be affected in the future. As we’re sure you already know New York State is requiring us to close our doors. While we understand the need for this action, we can’t help but feel that the products and services we offer are part of the long-term solution to illness. It has been proven through science-based research that exercise and healthy living habits are associated with lower rates of illness as well as better treatment outcomes when people fall ill. Read More...

Columbia Association Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - All Columbia Association facilities are CLOSED and all programs, classes and events are CANCELED through Sunday, March 29 in order to protect our members, program participants and employees during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More...

Equinox Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - The health and safety of our members, employees and their families as always remains our top priority. As this highly dynamic situation evolves, we continue to monitor and adapt our approach to serve the best interests of our community as new solutions and information become available. A this time, all Equinox club locations and showrooms are temporarily closed until further notice. Read More...

Fitness Formula Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Fitness Formula ClubsCHICAGO, IL - As we continue to navigate through the unique challenges posed by COVID-19, I’d like to share an update on how Fitness Formula Clubs is responding. The safety and health of the FFC Community, members and staff alike, is our number one priority. As you are aware, we have been taking additional proactive steps for the last several days. In further effort to safeguard our members, staff and their families, we have decided to temporarily suspend services at all FFC locations until at least March 31. At this time, none of our staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Due to guidance from the CDC’s 15-day plan, as well as local and state orders and advisories, Genesis Health Clubs will temporarily close all health clubs. We plan to reopen as soon as possible, following local, state and national guidance. Members will receive a prorated credit to their accounts for the days we were closed, and we hope to announce a reopening date for each market soon. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Temporarily Closes All Company-Owned Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym has made the decision to temporarily close all company-owned Gold's Gym locations in the U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, St. Louis and Carolina gyms through March 31, 2020, to do its part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Privately-owned franchised gyms will make their own determinations on when and whether to close and are watching this situation very closely. All Gold's Gym locations have focused on stepping up all sanitary procedures and practices to protect their members and team members in response to the public health crisis. Read More...

Goodlife Fitness Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

GoodLife FitnessLONDON, CANADA - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus and closely following the advice of Canada’s public health authorities. We have followed their recommendations and have implemented numerous changes in our Clubs to focus on our highest priority—the health and safety of our Members, Associates and everyone in Canada. As the virus continues to spread in communities across Canada, and with Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer raising the public risk to ‘serious,’ we are seeing the need for increasingly bold action to reduce the transmission. I am writing to you to personally inform you that we have made the difficult but important decision to close all GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less Clubs across Canada, effective immediately. Read More...

HealthWorks Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

HealthWorksBOSTON, MA - With a heavy heart, we are temporarily closing all of our clubs effective Tuesday, March 17 – Tuesday, March 31. We believe that a complete closure is the best way to serve the community that we are all so passionate about and help flatten the curve of infections. We are expecting this temporary closure to continue into April, and we will continue to provide updates as we have them. Read More...

LA Fitness Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - We are deeply concerned for the health of our members and employees during this COVID-19 crisis. We feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to reduce the spread of the virus, and with that as our guide, we have made the difficult decision to close all of our clubs to the public until April 1st (and City Sports Clubs until April 7th). We know that closing clubs is difficult for our millions of loyal members, too. We encourage them to continue to exercise from home, and we look forward to being open for them soon. Read More...

Life Time Fitness Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Based on recent orders and advisories from federal, state and local governmental authorities regarding COVID-19, all of our Life Time clubs are closed. The length of this temporary closure is dependent upon governmental guidance. Member accounts will be credited for the number of days the club is closed, and we will keep you updated with a reopening date. Read More...

Midtown Athletic Club Temporarily Closes All Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Midtown Athletic ClubWe must do our part to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Taking a cue from national, state and local authorities, we have decided to close all clubs for at least 14 days, with constant re-evaluation of the situation of the ground. Our goal is to come out of this together, stronger than ever. Closing the club will not be easy, but rest assured that we will do everything in our power to open again with all the programming, coaching and facilities you have come to love, the moment it is safe to do so. We will update you on a reopening date as soon as we have one. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Temporarily Closes All Company-Owned Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness has announced the closure of all corporate-owned studios to ensure the safety of all staff and members during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The brand is also encouraging franchisees to follow suit. Orangetheory's goal is to reopen March 31. Read More...

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