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LIST: Gym and fitness studios that plan to reopen on Monday

Gyms and fitness facilities are allowed to partially reopen on Monday, May 18. Here is a breakdown of safety measures locations through Dallas-Fort Worth are taking.

Beginning Monday, the next wave of businesses will reopen in Texas. This includes gyms throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

Under Gov. Greg Abbott's latest orders, gyms are allowed to operate at 25% occupancy. 

The governor said all equipment must be cleaned in between use and people must wear gloves while working out. 

Abbott said that people must stay 6 feet apart while inside gyms. Locker rooms and showers must remain closed. 

Several fitness facilities have emailed members and posted their reopening safety measures on their social media accounts.  

24 Hour Fitness

24 Hour Fitness will reopen its five locations throughout North Texas. 

Their reopening measures include a member reservation system. This means members will need to reserve their club visit or fitness group class on the app. 

  • The gym says it close during the overnight hours to conduct deep cleaning and will also sanitize throughout the day. 
  • Club locations will close 30 minutes before and after workout reservation sessions to clean. 
  • Members are asked to bring their own masks, mats, towels, and water bottles. 
  • There will be social distancing signs throughout the facility. 
  • Personal training and group classes will meet at modified times and locations.

Cowboys Fit

Cowboys Fit has three locations throughout North Texas, including Frisco, Plano, and Dallas. 

Their reopening measures include a member reservation system. This means members will need to reserve their club visit or fitness group class on the app. 

  • The gym says it will open with 90-minute blocks, followed by a 30-minute cleaning break. 
  • No walk-in visitors are allowed and people are required to wear gloves. 
  • Masks are suggested unless someone is performing "vigorous exercise."
  • Members will be asked "wellness questions" at check-in.
  • Members are also not allowed to bring in personal items such as bags or equipment. 
  • There will be social distancing signs and guidelines for members to follow throughout the gym and sanitization stations. 

Cowboys Fit says it will modify its hours so that it can be cleaned overnight. It will also undergo electrostatic disinfecting on a regular basis. 

Fitness Connection

Fitness Connection has more than 10 gym locations throughout North Texas. CEO Phil Howard says all gyms will not charge members for the month of May.

Some of the gym's reopening measures include the following:

  • An employee will check members' temperatures with a contactless thermometer upon entry.
  • There will only be a single entry and exit way
  • All members must wear gloves and disinfect belongings
  • Sanitization stations will be placed throughout the gym
  • Social distancing will be followed on the gym floor, and there signs through the gym to remind members to follow guidelines.
  • Some amenities will remain closed such as the kids club.
  • The gym will be cleaned with an EPA approved hospital disinfectant each day. 
  • Fitness Connection will also modify its hours to conduct a deep cleaning overnight.
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Gaia Flow Yoga

Gaia Flow Yoga has three studios and plans to reopen Monday. 

  • Members are asked to stay home if they feel sick or if any relatives are ill.
  • Classes will be limited to 25% capacity.
  • Members are asked to bring their own mats, towels, blocks, straps.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided.
  • Social distancing must be practiced in common areas.
  • Instructors will not make physical adjustments.
  • Stickers will be placed on the floor to ensure proper spacing of yoga mats.

Read additional safety measures from Gaia Yoga here. 

Life Time

Life Time has more than five locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

  • Similar to other gyms across the region, Life Time is adjusting club hours to perform deep cleaning overnight.
  • Employees will receive ongoing training on cleaning protocols and are provided with disinfecting kits. 
  • There will be hand-sanitizing stations throughout the facility. 
  • Group fitness classes will require reservations and studios will be cleaned between sessions.
  • Kid spaces will require reservations and various areas will be used to ensure children are socially distanced.
  • Employees will be encouraged or required to wear masks and conduct self-temperature checks.

More safety measures can be found here. 

Life Time Reopening

Based on encouraging member feedback, we are pleased to announce Life Time North Dallas will reopen on Monday, May 18 at 5am. To help give you confidence and peace of mind, in addition to enhanced safety and cleaning measures, we are providing you complimentary access to the club from May 18 until May prorated dues are charged on May 20th. Your health and safety is our highest priority, and we have taken extensive safety measures including enhanced cleaning, social distancing measures, and additional safety protocols. For details regarding our cleaning and safety protocols visit: https://my.lifetime.life/safety.html

Posted by Life Time Fitness - North Dallas on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Studio 6 Fitness

Studio 6 Fitness will be reopening its four studios Monday. Classes will be limited to nine people at a time. The studio will also only allow one class a day per member. 

More information will be posted on their social media channels in the upcoming days. 

Texas Family Fitness

Texas Family Fitness has more than 10 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Some of the gym's reopening measures include the following:

  •  The gym will have a modified group exercise schedule to allows for physical distancing.
  • They will continue to offer online classes via Zoom.
  • The Kids Club will remain close.
  • Employees will conduct "zone cleaning" each day from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • There will be no billing for the month of May.
  • Some exercise equipment will be unavailable due to physical distancing measures.
  • Members who are unable to practice social distancing are asked to consider wearing a face covering.
  • Gloves are required for all visitors.
  • Members are asked to bring their own exercise mats.
  • Other CDC guidelines are asked to be followed, such as washing hands for 20 seconds and staying home if you're sick.
  • Employees will be asked to wear a face mask during their shift.
  • Employees are also asked to conduct a temperature check on-site at the beginning of their shift.

More reopening safety measures can be found here.

Trophy Fitness

Trophy Fitness has three locations in Dallas and plans to reopen Monday. 

  • Staff will use electrostatic sprayers with VitalOxide to sanitize and disinfect all areas. Each piece of equipment will be sanitized between uses.
  • Employees and gym members will have their temperature checked with a touchless thermometer upon entering the building. 
  • Anyone with a cough or temperature above 100 degrees will not be allowed inside.
  • The three locations will operate at 25% occupancy. 
  • Equipment will be spread out and signs will be posted with social distancing guidelines. 
  • All group fitness classes will remain canceled. 

Additional reopening measures can be found here.

Uptown Yoga

Uptown Yoga has three locations throughout North Texas and will follow new studio procedures and class registration. 

  • Class sizes will be limited to the number of mats that fit into the studio while maintaining 6 feet distance.
  • They will have a limited schedule as classes are spaced out to leave time for proper sanitizing and airing out of the studios.
  • During class, doors to the studio will remain open for more airflow.
  • * Teachers will instruct from their mat, there will not be any hands-on assisting.
  • *Props, mats, and towels will no longer be provided. Members are asked to bring and take home their own equipment.
  • Due to limited class sizes, members must pre-register through the website or app.

The yoga studio says more information will continue to be posted on its website and social media channels. 

Do you own a gym or fitness facility that is reopening on May 18? Email details, including reopening safety measures to jescobedo1@wfaa.com.

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