The coronavirus outbreak has delivered a death blow to the fitness industry in Colorado.
Some gyms and yoga studios have begun to reopen as the state loosens its stay-at-home guidance, but others weren’t able to make it that far.
Some businesses have shuttered their physical locations but pivoted to online. Others have closed altogether.
Here’s a running list of closures so far. If you know of a gym or studio not on the list, let us know by emailing [email protected].
Samadhi Center for Yoga on South Broadway has closed permanently and started bankruptcy filings. “Everything has a beginning and an end. Today marks the end of a long and beautiful journey with Samadhi Center for Yoga,” the business wrote in a Facebook post. The studio has started a new website, samadhiyoga.com, where it is hosting live-streams by its former instructors. People will pay instructors directly, though.
Flex Yoga + Barre, located in Park Hill, initially set up a virtual platform but has since decided to close altogether. “From our first class to our last, what an amazing ride it’s been,” the business wrote in an Instagram post. “We are so grateful for the friends made, lessons learned, laughs, blood, sweat, tears, late nights, early mornings, and everything in between. Certainly not the ending we imagined, but it has made us appreciate the journey that much more.”
Zenver in West Highland closed its West Highland studio on June 1. It’s since transitioned to an online platform focusing on yoga, mental health and wellness. The existing live-stream schedule has ended. But starting June 21, Zenver will host a Sunday class at 10 a.m. over Zoom. Then, on July 5, it will start physical classes at Nurture. More info can be found here.
The Rebel Workout closed its physical studio on South Broadway and has transitioned to an online platform. Individual classes are available to purchase on the business’s Vimeo account. Unlimited screening costs $20 per month.
24 Hour Fitness has closed 13 of its Colorado gyms, including 10 in the Denver area, after it filed for bankruptcy. But 18 of the gyms will stay open in the state. You can find a breakdown of the opened and closed gyms here.
Gold’s Gyms has closed 30 gyms across the country, including three in Colorado Springs, after filing for bankruptcy. The closures were mainly company-owned gyms and not franchise-owned gyms, according to Gold’s on Facebook.
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