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UPDATE: 24 Hour Fitness filing for bankruptcy because of COVID-19

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 01:56:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JUNE 15: 24 Hour Fitness has announced the company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company had previously announced only 3 of its 11 Southern Nevada locations would be reopening.

ORIGINAL STORY: 24 Hour Fitness has announced that it will not be reopening most of its Las Vegas locations after their fitness facilities were forced to close because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement was posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. 24 Hour Fitness says that reducing the number of clubs in its network will allow them to meet the needs of the majority of its members. The statement says the company was forced to make the decision because of the pandemic.

There are only 3 gyms reopening in the Las Vegas valley. One gym is located in Henderson and the other 2 are located in Summerlin and Ann Road. Previously, there were 11 locations in the valley.

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According to their website, the gyms will reopen June 29.