TIFFIN — Planet Fitness, 870 W. Market St., has announced that it will reopen its gym / fitness center on June 1.
“As always, the safety of our team and members is our top priority, and we’ve been working hard to get ready to welcome you back and provide you with the clean, sanitary, and judgement free workout experience you love,” the company said in a statement released Friday.
To adhere to local requirements amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Planet Fitness will be limiting the number of people allowed inside to 148 at a time.
Members who paid dues in the month of March prior to the closure of Ohio’s gyms and fitness centers will have those dues credited towards their first monthly bill upon Planet Fitness’ opening.
Billing for members will resume on or around the 17th of the month and may be prorated based on the gym’s opening date.
“If your annual fee was scheduled during the time of our temporary closure, this will be billed on the 1st of the month following your first monthly draft,” the company wrote. “Moving forward, your annual fee will revert back to its original date.”
New protocols issued by the Ohio Department of Health include limiting capacity to allow for 6 feet between members, setting up social distancing space around equipment like treadmills or disabling machines in between, removing excess seating throughout the facility, reducing class size, establishing log-in procedures for potential contact tracing, marking every other locker for non-use, and removing or disabling water fountains.
Gyms and fitness centers have been closed since March 16 when Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Health Director Dr. Amy Acton issued an order, which also shut down indoor water parks and movie theaters. Reopening dates for the latter have not been released.