Blink Fitness Plans to Reopen Gyms in the Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City Markets | News

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blink Fitness today announced that, in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in New York State, Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City gyms will be reopening on the following dates with modified operating hours:

August 24th: Long Island and Westchester:

  • Monday-Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

August 24th: Syracuse and Rochester:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

September 2nd: New York City:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

These abbreviated hours will allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures overnight. With the reopening process carefully developed and executed, Blink is excited to welcome members and employees back into the gym.

In accordance with local guidelines, the reopened

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Gyms and fitness centers prepare to reopen their doors

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said gyms can reopen as soon as Monday with 33% capacity, and they have until September 2, if they need more time.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For months, gyms and fitness centers across New York State have sat empty during the COVID pandemic, but today, that’s changing. 

Todd Schifferle, the general manager at the Jewish Community Center in Getzville said, “We are just running around excited, just putting everything down, getting ready for Monday.” 

That’s the earliest Gov. Andrew Cuomo said gyms can open their doors again, as long as they follow strict guidelines from the state.

“If it’s not done right, it can be a problem and we’ve seen that, so I wouldn’t say exactly it’s the hardest, but it is an area of concern. That’s why we went slow on it,” Cuomo said.

The governor also said that masks must be worn at all times and

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Rockland and Westchester set for fitness centers to reopen.

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NEW CITY — Gyms, fitness centers, and other exercise facilities can open Monday if they’ve filed a plan to meet COVID-19 safety guidelines, but still need to be inspected within two weeks of opening their doors.

Rockland businesses must schedule an inspection to ensure they are following the guidelines with the Rockland Health Department by calling 845-238-1956 or email COVIDCallCenter@co.rockland.ny.us. Westchester facilities can call their county Health Department at 914-813-5000.

Facilities can reopen at 33% capacity as long as they meet state guidelines and file their reopening plans. They’ve been dormant since the coronavirus hit the state in March, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo just lifted the closure order during Phase 4 of the statewide reopening.

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A bottle of sanitizer hangs from exercise equipment at Phoenix Fitness in Tuckahoe Aug. 17, 2020. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that gyms will be able to re-open next Monday after

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Mountainside Fitness plans to reopen despite not receiving application approval

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – More than 1,100 Arizona businesses like bars and gyms have applied to state health officials to reopen. It appears at least one Mountainside Fitness plans to open next week, despite not getting approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Tom Hatten, CEO and founder of the gyms, was not available for an interview on Saturday, and their spokesperson did not release a comment.

Despite no approval, Mountainside Fitness plans to reopen

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The fitness gym directed Arizona’s Family to a letter sent to their members, which states that they have not received a response from ADHS regarding their application to reopen. Despite that, Mountainside said they plan to reopen during the week of August 24. The letter also states that they hired an outside health assessment company to certify their gym for reopening. The company is called Healthy Verify.

“Mountainside

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Fitness levels in teenagers linked to where they grow up, says new research

The places and communities that we live in play an important role in our physical health. What we have access to on our doorstep is important to motivating—or preventing—our physical activity levels. This is especially the case for young people, who are less able to travel outside the community in which they live. Given that being active during our childhood and teenage years can affect our health even in adulthood, it’s important that teens are able to exercise near where they live.

We wanted to understand how where teenagers live influences their activity levels and fitness. We used mapping via Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and compared it against baseline data on teenage activity levels to understand how active teens are in different communities.

We also collected data on physical activity with accelerometers (which showed us how many minutes teenagers spent active either at low, medium or high intensities, or being

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness opens

WARRENVILLE — Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness locations in Woodridge and on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville are open again, with special measures to keep members safe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers follow COVID-19 guidelines, which include required face coverings, maintaining 6 feet of social distance, capacity limits of to 50%, and temperature checks and COVID-19 screening at entrances. Only members will be allowed, no guests.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The pools have reopened for lap swimming and aqua fitness classes, but reservations for lap swimming are not available — first come is first served. Aerobics and spin classes have modified schedules with a smaller number of people per class. The basketball court is open for solo play only, and racquetball and pickleball are singles play only.

There are still areas of the Fitness Centers that are closed, including child-care areas, sauna/steam room/whirlpools, lounges, water fountains

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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness open, with safety precautions

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

In this time of COVID-19, so many once-regular activities have become question marks, like working out at a gym or fitness center.

After several months of a shutdown due to the pandemic, Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitnesslocations in Woodridge and on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville are open again.

While it feels good to get back into a workout routine, it’s also different because of coronavirus.

As long as COVID-19 is a health threat, measures will be in place to keep members safe.

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers follow these COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Face covering is required. Masks must be worn throughout the facility. They can be removed during heavy exertion of exercise, but must be immediately put on when finished.
  • Must maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Capacity at both sites
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Anytime Fitness expanding, offering additional training programs

Tom Savage, For the Brandon Valley Challenger
Published 9:10 p.m. CT Aug. 23, 2020

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When the coronavirus took its first stranglehold on the country in March, most small businesses around the country shuttered their doors.

Five months later, some businesses are still struggling to get back up to speed. Expansion for locally owned businesses, it seemed, was a long shot in the current pandemic. Expansion in the health club world seemed even more challenging as clubs from coast to coast dealt with COVID-19 protocols and the close proximity for patrons.

But Jayme Smid, franchise owner of Anytime Fitness in Brandon, had plans for expansion prior to the coronavirus, and she’s seeing it through.

Anytime Fitness recently added 1,200 square feet to its facility on Redwood Boulevard. A grand opening was held on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Smid said by all accounts, people

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‘Affordable, easy-to-use fitness solutions accessible to the masses’



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Stay fit with Fittr: ‘Affordable, easy-to-use fitness solutions accessible to the masses’



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The origin of online fitness firm Fittr was a small WhatsApp group started by Jitendra Chouksey in 2014. Members of this group included friends and colleagues who were inspired by Chouksey (a software engineer who transformed himself while working a 12-hour/day IT job) and wanted to get fit just like him. Over time, numbers grew and a Facebook group was launched. The aim of the group was to provide science-backed health and fitness advice to its members and help them get fit. All advice was (and continues) free of charge.

In 2016, Fittr was formally set up and it started offering affordable online coaching to its members. “Today, Fittr is the largest online fitness community in the world with over 850,000 members. We have been been

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