Planet Fitness Is Reopening In Canada & You Won’t Need A Workout Appointment
There's some good news for Canadians who are getting tired of their at-home workouts. Planet Fitness Canada is preparing to reopen more of its locations. What makes that even better: you won't need to make an appointment or a reservation to go.
The popular line of gyms has already started to open locations in areas where indoor fitness facilities have been given the go-ahead, including British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba.
However, Ontario locations have remained closed until further notice.
Unlike Goodlife fitness centres, which reopened under the condition that people who want to work out need to make a reservation to do so, Planet Fitness members can head right to their facilities if they are open.
The company advises anyone looking to get back to the gym to check with their local facility about restrictions on capacity and whether they have implemented reduced hours.
They are increasing their cleaning and sanitizing practices, as well as providing more cleaning stations and hand sanitizer dispensers for their members.
Some workout equipment will also be marked as out of use to encourage social distancing during workouts.
They have also introduced a touchless check-in feature that members can use by downloading the Planet Fitness app.
Goodlife's reservation system, which is already being used in provinces where gyms have reopened, appears to be very strict, offering rigid one-hour time limits for members and handing out weeklong bans if you don't show up for your scheduled time.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated that the province could be entering its third stage by the end of July, meaning that gyms across the province could open.
However, he did not offer up a firm date for when that would be happening.
The province did remove some of its second-stage restrictions on indoor sports facilities at the end of June, allowing non-contact sports and athletic training.