Gold’s Gym is closing about 30 gyms across the U.S., including all locations in Alabama, St. Louis, and Colorado Springs, CO, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus.
“The COVID-19-related closures have caused us to reassess the viability of some company-owned locations,” reads a statement by the company on Twitter.
The company has nearly 700 gyms across the U.S. and 28 other countries. The closures will not affect franchise-owned gyms, according to a statement by the company on Facebook.
“We’re absolutely not going anywhere,” the statement said. “While the COVID-19-related closures have caused us to reassess the viability of some company-owned locations and make the difficult decision to permanently close about 30 gyms, we know that we will emerge from this stronger and ready to grow.”
Last month, Gold’s Gym temporarily closed all of its locations across the country to slow the spread of the virus. The company has moved to online platforms to stay afloat. Their app has over 600 indoor and outdoor workouts with audio and video guidance. Additionally, the company launched an on-demand streaming video workout.
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