San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness said Monday it will permanently close 13 Bay Area clubs among the 100 locations it is shuttering nationwide as part of its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
24 Hour Fitness said it made the decision to close the gyms, a file for Chapter 11 due to its business being damaged by the coronavirus pandemic with forced the company to close its gyms under shelter-in-place orders implemented in March. The company had recently begun reopening gyms where allowed under new safety guidelines.
“COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact have significantly affected both our industry and our company operations,” 24 Hour Fitness said, in a statement. “If it were not for COVID-19 and its devastating effects, we would not be filing for Chapter 11.”
The 13 gyms around the Bay Area that 24 Hour Fitness is closing permanently are:
- Morgan Hill
- Berkeley Solano Avenue FitLite
- Capitol & McKee, in San Jose
- Fremont Sport
- Milpitas Active
- Alamo Express
- Walnut Creek Ignacio Center
- Market Street, Alemany Sport, Noe Valley FitLlite and North Point, in San Francisco
- Solano Mall in Fairfield
Along with the Bay Area gyms, 24 Hour Fitness is closing at total of 42 clubs in California. The company said the closings will leave it with about 300 clubs around the country.