This morning, gym chain 24 Hour Fitness officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the "devastating" effect of COVID-19 top top its business.

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As a result, that plans to permanently near 134 gyms nationwide — including four in mountain Francisco, whereby all gyms have actually been closed since mid-March under the just Area"s shelter-in-place orders.

The 4 San Francisco gyms that will not it is in reopening space in Ingleside (3591 Alemany Blvd.), the Castro (2145 market St.), Noe valley (3800 24th St.) and also North Beach/Fisherman"s wharf (350 only St.)

According come the company"s website, the 5 remaining mountain Francisco places — the Financial district (100 California St.), Ingleside/Ocean (1850 s Ave.), Potrero (1645 Bryant St.), Sutter-Montgomery (45 Montgomery St.) and also Van Ness (1200 valve Ness Ave.) — are tentatively collection to reopen august 1.

The wall Street newspaper reported the the company laid turn off an undisclosed number of staff members via phone critical week. Spokesperson Karen Bakula decreased to comment on any further details around the closures. 

Today, we embark top top a brand-new chapter in stimulate to offer our members and also communities long into the future. You re welcome visit to discover more.

— 24 Hour Fitness (
24hourfitness) June 15, 2020

According come a push release, 24 Hour Fitness has actually secured $250 million in capital to allow it come reopen its continuing to be gyms.

"We intend to usage the process to strengthen the future that 24 Hour Fitness for our team and club members, and also our stakeholders," claimed CEO Tony Ueber.

Prior to the bankruptcy announcement, 24 Hour Fitness had around 430 locations; this week"s cuts equate to about 30% of that total. Of the 14 says where the company operates, California is by much the state through the most closed gyms, at 42 total. (Colorado, in second place, has 13.)

In the bay Area together a whole, the company will close nine other areas — in Alamo, Berkeley, Fairfield, Fremont, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, mountain Jose, Vallejo and Walnut Creek.

An vital message come our community about reopenings. We are pleased come announce our plans come reopen countless of our clubs. Please find a perform of clubs here:

— 24 Hour Fitness (
24hourfitness) June 11, 2020

"Not every club has made the reopening list," created 24 Hour Fitness in a statement. "We"ve looked tough at just how we can best serve our members, and also have refocused our resources where we think they can do the many good."

"Unfortunately, this has meant closing part locations and saying goodbye to part valued team members, whom we will dearly miss," the declare reads.

24 Hour Fitness at 3591 Alemany Blvd. Is permanently closed. | Photo: Mack A./Yelp

In mountain Francisco, gyms are at this time not slated to open up until mid-August, in step 3 of mayor London Breed"s reopening plan.

When 24 Hour Fitness" san Francisco places do reopen, gym-goers deserve to expect changes: reservations, touch-free check-in, reduced hours, socially distanced equipment and additional cleaning through staff.

Founded in 1983, 24 Hour Fitness was marketed in 2014 to private equity firms AEA Investors, Fitness resources Partners and worldwide Leisure Partners, joined with the Ontario Teachers" Pension Plan, because that a reported $1.85 billion.

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Businesses own by private-equity firms, which regularly take on huge amounts of debt, have actually fared poorly in the pandemic. J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney, every owned by private equity firms, likewise declared bankruptcy last month.