All Planet Fitness locations remain closed across New Jersey, with a reopening date expected soon but not yet announced.
However, the company remains active and is encouraging its members to do the same during the coronavirus outbreak. Individuals can check out the Planet Fitness Facebook page for “Home Work-Ins,” a series of free fitness workouts that are streamed live daily at 7 p.m., and at 8 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Each workout will also be available to view on the gym’s Facebook page and YouTube channel after the broadcast is over. There is no equipment needed and all classes will be 20 minutes or less.
Members can also download the free Planet Fitness app, which includes access to even more fitness content and over 500 exercises that can be done at home with minimal or no equipment.
Here are details on Planet Fitness gyms’ reopening in New Jersey:
When is Planet Fitness reopening in New Jersey?
New Jersey gyms and fitness centers have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The state shifted into Stage 2 of Gov. Phil Murphy’s multi-phased reopening plan on Monday, for which — amongst other changes — restaurants and bars were allowed to reopen for outdoor dining and nonessential retail stores for shopping at 50% capacity. Stage 2 will further progress this coming Monday, upon which date hair salons and other personal care businesses are permitted to resume operations.
Gyms and fitness centers are also expected to reopen in Stage 2, although the governor has not made an announcement on dates or restrictions. He stated during his coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday that reopening indoor spaces is “harder” — especially because a second wave of the coronavirus is likely inevitable.
“If you bat 1,000, this virus, by its very nature, is going to come back,” Gov. Murphy said.
According a message posted on Planet Fitness’s website, team members are conducting regular and thorough cleaning of all equipment, surfaces, and areas of the gym. In addition, several changes will be implemented at each club upon its reopening, including checking the temperatures of team members when they arrive to work each day, 20-minute walk arounds performed by the gym’s staff to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas, and the banning of the use of certain pieces of cardio equipment to create additional distance between members.
Moreover, all members are encouraged to download the Planet Fitness mobile app to allow for a touchless check-in process upon their gym’s reopening.
“As our locations begin to reopen, nothing is more important than your health, and the health of our staff,” Chris Rondeau, the CEO of Planet Fitness, said in a video posted alongside the message. “That’s why we’re taking a thoughtful, phased approach based on local official guidelines.”
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