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24 Hour Fitness locations in San Diego County welcome back members

Posted at 11:46 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 13:35:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- In anticipation of its members returning, 24 Hour Fitness locations around San Diego County have made several changes that will allow them to follow county health guidelines and keep their doors open.

Under the state’s tiered system for businesses, 24 Hour Fitness is among those able to resume indoor operations, but with specific modifications in place.

The fitness centers are now requiring reservations for 90-minute workout sessions, and each location can only operate at 10 percent capacity, so they have to keep a close eye on how many people are inside of the building.

While reservations will not be required for clubs in San Diego County, each club in the county will be capped at a 10 percent capacity.

Jeremy Franke, Regional Vice President of 24 Hour Fitness, said, “We have a check-in system where we can check at any time and know how many people are in the club. And when we reach capacity, our system flags and says we’re at capacity. And we’ll have the next person wait. Like retail stores, we let one in and one out if we get full.”

Once inside the gym, social distancing is a must. There are signs and markers that remind members about staying six feet apart.

24 Hour Fitness has also stepped up with cleaning and disinfecting, shutting everything down for 30-minute periods throughout the day to do so.

Some things will remain closed, such as spas, saunas, pools, and basketball courts. Drinking fountains won’t be available either.

Management also says each of their 25 locations in San Diego County will be very strict when it comes to enforcing wearing facial coverings.

Right now, group classes are not yet available, but 24 Hour Fitness is working on bringing those back.

Hours of operations have also changed temporarily, with clubs operating from 5 a.m.-9 p.m.