There’s nothing like a good workout to combat coronavirus-related anxieties — but are trips to the gym safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?While there’s no need to throw down the dumbbell for good, some gyms are closing as a precautionary measure during the ongoing outbreak. Read on for a list of national chains and fitness studios that have shut their doors (for the time being) to fight the spread of the virus.24 Hour Fitness On Monday, 24 Hour Fitness announced that all locations would be temporarily closed.Until facilities reopen, the gym is encouraging people to download their 24GO app and stay active with its “hundreds of digital workouts.”HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS?Equinox Luxury gym Equinox posted a short statement to its website on Monday evening announcing its temporary closure. (iStock)Luxury gym Equinox posted a short statement to its website on Monday evening, explaining that all club locations and showrooms have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19.Gold’s GymOn March 16, Gold’s Gym announced in a statement that all company-owned locations in the U.S. have been temporarily closed, tentatively until March 31, in a bid to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus.”This is not a business decision but a humanity decision. We want to protect our community and people of all ages


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