Gold’s Gym Temporarily Closes All Company-Owned Locations Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted: March 17, 2020 in Chains
DALLAS, 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).
“This is not a business decision but a humanity decision,” said Gold’s Gym CEO and President Adam Zeitsiff. “We want to protect our community and people of all ages by doing what we can to flatten the disease’s curve. To fight this virus, we have to stand firm with everyone who is working to contain the spread. We are truly stronger together.”
Because exercise is a key component in maintaining personal health and supporting the immune system, Zeitsiff made the decision to offer free premium access for members and non-members to GOLD’S AMP, the company’s digital personal training app, through May 31, 2020.
The app has over 600 indoor and outdoor workouts with audio and video guidance. Additionally, the company is launching on-demand streaming video workouts. Both digital fitness options are available to the public at www.goldsgym.com/anywhere so they can stay active, healthy and workout wherever they feel comfortable and safe.
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.