Philadelphia City officials on November 16 announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities. The new restrictions will begin on Friday, November 20 and will remain in place through January 1, 2021. Gyms are prohibited from operating during that time.

The Health Commissioner of Philadelphia explained the new restrictions during a press conference on November 16. He stated that there is evidence that COVID-19 is spreading in households, small and large social gatherings, restaurants, offices, and carpools. He did not say that there is evidence that COVID-19 is spreading in gyms.

That’s good reason—in addition to our extensive and well-publicized safety plan—for us to seek an exemption from the new restrictions. We did just that. Please note that the City has not invited requests for an exemption, nor has it described any process or mechanism for reviewing such requests, so we do not know what will happen to our request. If granted, we will immediately notify you.

If you are a member who wants to support us

Please continue paying your monthly dues, don’t cancel or freeze.

If you want to join the gym

You can. Call 215-964-9558 and leave us that message, or email [email protected] We will process your application over the phone.

If you want to buy gift certificates

You can. Again, call 215-964-9558 and leave us that message, or email [email protected] We will do the transaction over the phone.

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