Fitness clubs and gyms in West Michigan approaching point of no return

by:Whitney Burney

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After being closed for several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, some local gyms are facing closures and layoffs. 

Fitness clubs and gyms are among the few venues that are still not allowed to open and operate under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order. 

News 8 was told via email from a representative for Fit Body Boot Camp the gym will permanently close its Lowell location on Aug. 31. They credit a significant decline in membership due to COVID-19. 

Fit Body Boot Camp says they are cutting four employees and 170 clients will be displaced. 

News 8 learned that many other local gym owners say they are still they are now hanging on by a thread. The owner at Lunar Cycle studio near Michigan Avenue and Union Street said they were only open for seven weeks before they were forced to shut down. 


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