Any issues with COVID-19 gym closures
#1
Have any members had issues with their gym closing because of COVID-19 concerns? I know a lot of schools are closing, Disneyland is closed, most sports events are being cancelled, but my local gym remains open and lots of people are still working out there.
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#2
The biggest gym chain in my country closed yesterday for two weeks so I supposed they'll close the one I go to soon too (the 2nd biggest).

But it's a good time for everyone to get more cardio training or try an outdoor gym instead.
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#3
My apartment gym in Saigon closed. Chain gym I go to still open though. Not sure how long that will last lol.
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#4
I don't think I'm planning on going to gym anytime soon, I have basic weights at home and a bench. My area hasn't had any coronavirus cases but why wait.
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#5
24 hour Fitness is still crowded and I have trouble getting machines (but this time I am happy about it). I hope they don't close. Everything else is closing.
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#6
I think I've finally found use for fat chicks Heart
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#7
I just got out of boxing. The instructor says the CDC could theoretically make him close the place down...deep down I wanted to tell him to arm bar the government official. The people that own the building could "kindly" be asked to shut their doors in the name of public safety.

For those like me that are out of the loop with MSM bullshit apparently they've closed down sporting events, large events that can house over 10,000, and schools. It wouldn't surprise me if people are out of work as well.

I was also at the grocery store earlier today and all the toilet paper is gone. People are panicking big time.
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#8
I went today, kept to myself in the corner of aerobic room doing mostly body weight stuff. Probably will stop going for a while and just work out at home. But we'll see how long that lasts, I haven't really gone a week without hitting the gym in years.
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#9
Public gyms have shuttered in the state that I currently reside in. Fortunately, I invested in a very reasonably priced used treadmill & a decent set of basic dumbbells a couple years ago.
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#10
My sister in the U.S says she cant even find eggs in the store.

Staying put in Nam for the time being. No shortages here.
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#11
^ I was at Costco yesterday right at opening and they basically had everything except toilet paper. They had bleach and I bought some but it was probably gone quickly. Costco sells bleach in a 3 pack, they should break them down into single bottles and then limit them to 1 per customer.
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#12
24 hour fitness closed
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#13
My gym has now closed. I have a cardio machine and a set of dumbbells, along with a new exercise routine which doesn’t need any other gear.

There are pretty serious shortages in the stores around my home, but I have enough to get me by for the next couple of weeks until the panic subsides. The panic buying and empty shelves annoy me more than the virus itself.
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#14
Yep everything shut down near me too, even my boxing gym which rarely has more than 10 people in it at once.

Will keep doing some shadowboxing and bag workouts, combined with bodyweight exercises and outdoor cardio. Not ideal but given that its spring time a cut was on deck anyway. Also helps that it's 70 degrees outside.
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#15
I've been doing calisthenics in the park. I've also been hiking and scrambling a lot in the mountains lately (great way to isolate yourself from people too)
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#16
LA Fitness closed, put all memberships on hold, but charged me dues anyway, after they closed the clubs, but before they put the memberships on hold on 4/1. A quick email to their corporate credited my account, and I promptly canceled my membership. My thinking is that it is a big club that is heavily attended, and a potential petri dish. Despite the fact that they keep it pretty clean, I am still not interested for the time being. I am about to purchase a kettle bell.


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#17
All gyms were closed here just a week after I signed up for one again. Should have seen it coming in all honesty, but still. My "new" gym allows me to cancel without having to pay an entrance fee if I decide to rejoin, but for now I'll continue paying dues. They're locally-owned and they offer virtual coaching during this period. Anyway, I cannot morally justify washing my hands of any local business just because they're being forced to close due to measures beyond their control, all for an amount of money that means nothing to me. I will hit the gym again when I can. In the meantime, I would feel like a chickenshit if I just left them in the lurch during a crisis only to rejoin for free afterwards.

For now I'm doing bodyweight exercises at home. Feels damn good. I hadn't trained for a few years now, was basically turning sedentary, so starting with calisthenics is pretty sobering for the ego.
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#18
Golds Gyms straight up said they are not opening back up in the St. Louis Area.
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#19
Just walked past my gym and I saw they've got a power rack and other equipment set up on the porch just outside. I checked in their app and apparently they're offering both individual access to equipment and group lessons for which members can pre-register. There's the usual song and dance about 1.5m distance, rubbing alcohol and asking for symptoms, but this seems to be the best way to get some lifting in, other than buying home equipment. Anyone else have gyms offering this?

I just got myself a pull-up bar, talk about ego-sobering experiences. Still, I can do more than zero nowadays, which wasn't always the case. Looks like I won't have to get bored at home no matter what the gyms do.

At the beginning of lockdown I weighed 83kg, the other day I dipped below 80kg for the first time in years, 79.9kg to be precise. Although I'm not necessarily in it to lose weight in terms of pure numbers, truth is I have been too pudgy for the past several years, so it's good to lose a few pounds. I think the intermittent fasting has been the game changer here.

More importantly I'm getting better posture and slowly getting a bit more definition. Adding pullups and chins will help here.
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#20
My gym opened today, I wanted to go today but I couldn't make it.

They are only open now during staffed hours not 24/7 with a keycard entry like normal, I'm assuming this is because the employees have to clean a lot. The new girl working there is a 9/10, replacing a fatty.
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