Planet Fitness has announced that members and guests will be required to wear a face mask at all times while inside all open stores beginning August 1, 2020.
The company has about 1,450 locations open across 46 states, Canada, and Australia.
“As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, amid an ongoing global health crisis, wellness has never been as essential to our collective community as it is today,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “Gyms are part of the solution and a key element of the healthcare delivery system, providing much needed access for people to exercise and stay healthy. Given our leadership position within the industry, we believe it’s our responsibility to further protect our members, employees, and communities so that we can all safely focus on our health, which is more important now than ever before.”
Employees are already required to wear a mask and the company says it has taken several additional steps to strengthen its existing cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures to help keep members, guests, and employees safe. Planet Fitness also launched a feature on its free mobile app that allows members to check capacity before entering the gym.