Georgia L.A. Fitness locations reopen under new safety protocols

Georgia L.A. Fitness locations reopen under new safety protocols

ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta L.A. Fitness locations reopened Friday for a “preview period” under new safety protocols.

The company announced Sunday that that Georgia will be one of the first markets to reopen.

The gyms will give members a chance to test out the facility -- and new guidelines -- without being billed until June 1.

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New protocols include temperature checks, screening questions, social distancing and limited building occupancy. Staff will be required to wear masks and gloves and check-in will be contactless.

The club's spas, saunas, basketball courts and Kids Klubs will be closed and group fitness classes won't resume until June 1 with limited capacity.

“We will not bill your account between May 22nd and May 31st,” officials said in a letter to members. “If our members’ response to this preview period is positive, then (assuming no additional directives from the governor or health officials requiring our clubs to close again), we will remain open.”

Officials are asking that members wash their hands often, wipe down equipment after use, distance themselves and most importantly, not come to the gym if they are sick.

First customers begin to stream into barber shops, gyms, other businesses