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San Diego gyms announce closures amid COVID-19, here's how to work out from home

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:19:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego gyms are closing amid coronavirus, forcing residents to work out from home and sparking many tips on how to stay fit amid COVID-19.

24-Hour fitness, a popular San Diego gym, sent out a message Monday night noting that the gym would close March 16 until further notice.

"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," CEO Tony Ueber said in a news release.

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Due to the closure, the gym said it was making its audio coaching available for free.

24-Hour Fitness also made certain at-home classes available for free and encouraged members to download the 24GO app, which has wourkout ideas available.

"As we go through these challenging times, together, we will continue to explore meaningful ways to inspire and motivate you every day," Ueber said.

LA Fitness, another popular area gym, said it was closing all gyms effective March 16.

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"In order to do our part in the efforts to flatten the curve and impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to close the operations of all our clubs beginning Monday, March 16, until at least April 1, 2020," the company said in a statement.

All memberships will be extended to cover the time the clubs are closed, officials with the gym said.

Th YMCA also said it would close its doors amid the coronavirus. "We anticipate this being a two-week closure, but will adapt our plan as new guidance is received," the organization said.

Meanwhile, websites are making sure people have what they need to work out from home.

Bodybuilding.com made available eight free workouts anyone can do from home. Click here to see the workouts.