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Below is a collection of articles, virtual resources and more to help your staff and you during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Retro Fitness Incentivizes Population to Get Vaccinated through Membership Offer. Read it.

Texas and Mississippi Lift Mask Mandates, Gyms Decide Path Forward. Read it.

GYMS Act: $30 Billion Fund for Fitness Industry Introduced to Congress. Read it.

Boston Gyms to Reopen on February 1, 2021. Read it.

ACSM Fitness Trends: Top 10 for 2021. Read it.

24 Hour Fitness Set to Emerge from Chapter 11 by Year End. Read it.

In-Shape Health Clubs Files for Chapter 11, Restructures to Ensure Successful Future. Read it.

Health Department Data: A Resource As Gyms Fear Closures. Read it.

Illinois Fitness Alliance to Offer Free Access to Healthcare Workers. Read it.

Separate Gyms from Restaurants/Bars: Retro Fitness CEO’s Challenge to Governors. Read it.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course: Why Clubs Are Enrolling. Read it.

Chicago Stay-at-Home Advisory: Fitness Facilities Excluded. Read it.

Recouping Revenue: Q&A with JoAnna Masloski. Read it.

Second Shutdown Fears? 4 Actions to Take Right Now. Read it.

Colorado Gyms Can Remain Open Despite Level 3 Restrictions. Read it.

What is The Health and Fitness Recovery Act of 2020? Read it.

California Fitness Alliance Seeks to Restore Access to Fitness, Files Action. Read it.

Q&A: Adam Sedlack Warns About Prolonged Shutdowns in California. Read it.

New Jersey Gyms Allowed to Reopen September 1. Read it.

New York Gyms Given a Reopening Date. Read it.

Brent Darden Named Interim President and CEO of IHRSA. Read it.

Joe Moore Departs as President and CEO of IHRSA. Read it.

Jason Reinhardt Resigns as Chair of IHRSA Board. Read it.

Adam Zeitsiff Announces Departure from Gold’s Gym. Read it.

Self Esteem Brands Unveils $1 Million Relief Fund for Employees. Read it.

AZDHS Denies Mountainside Fitness Application to Re-Open. Read it.

Arizona Judge Rules Gyms May Reopen. Read it.

After 47 Years, The Claremont Club to Permanently Close due to COVID-19. Read it.

Planet Fitness to Require Face Masks in All Locations Effective August 1. Read it.

Forma Gym Caters to Members with Outdoor Group Fitness Pavilion. Read it.

Clubs in Arizona Mandated to Re-Close; Mountainside Fitness Files Suit. Read it.

24 Hour Fitness to Restructure Under Chapter 11 Due to COVID-19. Read it.

Insight into The Houstonian Club’s Reopening. Read it.

How Clubs Across the U.S. Are Planning to Reopen. Read it.

COVID-19 sparks creation of California Fitness Alliance. Read it.

Gold’s Gym to restructure under Chapter 11 due to COVID-19. Read it.

Gold’s Gym announces permanent closure of 30 corporate-owned locations. Read it.

Newtown Sports Training Center Opens as a Field Hospital. Read it.

Clubs across the U.S. are closing due to COVID-19 concerns. Read it.

GoodLife Fitness closes all locations during coronavirus pandemic. Read it.

IHRSA cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Read it.

Club Solutions Leadership Summit has been moved to September. Read it.

Information Pages

How to complete your PPP Loan Application. Click here.

SBA link for small businesses to apply for loans. Click here.

CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Read it.

World Health Organization COVID-19 Q&A. Read it.

COVID-19 Resource Group for Club Operators on LinkedIn. Check it out.

Worldometer: Latest coronavirus numbers tracking globally. Read it.

Best Practice Articles

Getting Billing Back on Track. Read it.

February Cover Story — East Bank Club. Read it.

January Cover Story — Ochsner Fitness Center. Read it.

November Cover Story — Saco Sport & Fitness: On a Mission. Read it.

October Cover Story — Castle Hill Fitness Collaborates & Innovates Post-COVID. Read it.

Essential Business: Making a Case for the Fitness Industry. Read it.

September Cover Story — Ms. Hallmark: Empathy in Action at Corpus Christi Athletic Club. Read it.

The Playground: How Gold’s Gym SoCal is Battling the Shutdown. Read it.

Best Practices for Virtual Fitness Offerings. Read it.

August Cover Story — Rebounding Strategies post-COVID. Read it.

Pivoting to Outdoor Operations. Read it.

Vital Billing Considerations Post-Shutdown. Read it.

July Cover Story — Rallying Cry: The Fight for Gyms to be Essential. Read it.

June Cover Story — Reset & Revitalize, Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read it.

The Challenges and Successes of Reopening. Read it.

Tips for Enforcing State Guidelines with Members. Read it.

The Importance of Strong Teams During a Crisis. Read it.

How COVID-19 Will Impact Risk Management. Read it.

Doing the ‘Right Thing’ by Your Customers Has Never Been More Important. Read it.

4 Common Mistakes Club Owners Are Making Right Now and What to Do Instead. Read it.

Family Fitness’ Five-Pronged Approach to COVID-19. Read it.

Aquatics Operations During COVID-19. Read it.

Key Financial Considerations You Should Act on Today. Read it.

MXM Announced Four Free Services to Help Clubs During COVID-19 Crisis. Read it.

Coaching and Leadership During COVID-19. Read it.

Virtual Content

Thought Leaders monthly webinar series. Click here for on-demand videos and article recaps.

Successful Strategies for Shaping Your Future virtual roundtable series. Click here for on-demand videos and article recaps.

Special podcast episodes geared at helping you navigate COVID-19. Listen here.

Additional Resources

Trainerize Coronavirus First-Aid Business Kit. Read here.

NASM Guide For Personal Training and Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus. Read it.

Les Mills On-Demand Business Partnerships: Two ways to offer LES MILLS On Demand to your members. Get more info here.


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Rachel Zabonick-Chonko

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko is the editor-in-chief of Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at rachel@peakemedia.com.

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