Alamo club among 24 Hour Fitness centers closing for good amid pandemic

This is a picture of what is going to happen in California.  Yes, some places will open up—but not as many as before.  Maybe the market was saturated with fitness clubs—or that the cost of opening and adhering to inconsistent, non scientific “health” rules are too costly.  Either way, Guv Newsom has assured the State to be in a Depression for months and a recession for years.

“The San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness chain is preparing to open many of its locations as novel coronavirus restrictions are eased, but also announced that many of its sites — including 10 in the Bay Area — would be closing permanently.

“When we closed our clubs back in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had no idea how long we’d be separated from you, our members,” the company said Thursday via its Twitter account. “Not every club has made the reopening list. We’ve looked hard at how we can best serve our members, and have refocused our resources where we believe they can do the most good. Unfortunately, this has meant closing some locations and saying good bye to some valued team members, whom we will dearly miss.”

The Bay Area, we will see is going to be hit the hardest—the highest taxes, the least car friendly area of the State.  Not worth the further risk of investment capital.  What do you think?

Alamo club among 24 Hour Fitness centers closing for good amid pandemic

San Ramon company prepares to reopen some clubs with restrictions relaxing

Danville/San Ramin Express,  6/14/20 

Selective closures in California and 10 other states are listed on the company website at www.24hourfitness.com/health_clubs/club-closures/.

Four San Francisco locations are on the closure list, which includes Alamo Express at 140A Alamo Plaza in Alamo; Alemany Sport at 3951 Alemany Blvd. in San Francisco; Berkeley Solano Avenue FitLite at 1775 Solano Ave. in Berkeley; Capitol & McKee at 375A North Capitol Ave. in San Jose; Fremont Sport at 35630 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont; Market Street, 2145 Market St. in San Francisco; Milpitas Active at 301 Jacklin Road in Milpitas; Noe Valley FitLite, 3800 24th St. in San Francisco; North Point at 350 Bay St. in San Francisco; and Walnut Creek Ygnacio Center at 2033 N. Main St. in Walnut Creek.

“While reducing the number of clubs in our network will allow us to meet the needs of the majority of our members, we know that change is hard, and we hope you will stick with us as we work hard to reemerge stronger, and better, as a community that is committed to your health,” the company said.

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As it became clear that the COVID-19 shutdown would be prolonged, the chain suspended billing members as of April 16.

About Stephen Frank

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    And the problem is?

    The politicians have and had no idea the long range impacts of extended shut down. Why not ID outbreak areas and concentrate efforts there?

    Dictators love power and Slick Confederate General Newson loved the dictatorial pen.

    The primary power center of Democrat votes are the primary areas of both government / health policies.

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