Club Pilates, Irvine, California, will open 21 new locations this month, the company announced. Some of the studio openings were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Five additional locations will open once the authorities of the counties in which they are located allow gyms to be open.
A majority of the new locations were in the pipeline with owners moving forward to take advantage of the increased interest in boutique fitness to be more health conscious, bolster immune systems and deal with the psychological and emotional aspects of the pandemic, according to a media release from the company.
“As our communities come out of stay-at-home orders, we are seeing an increase in interest in our studios, which have always had built-in physical distancing with more than six feet between each personal workout station for class participants,” Club Pilates President Shaun Grove said in the release. “It is due to the passion of our members and the commitment of our franchise owners that we are able to open new locations through the COVID-19 pandemic. These new studios will help us service the demand for Pilates which continues to grow across the country and around the world.”
With the addition of the 21 new studios, the company will have 615 studios across the country, along with studios in Canada, Japan and South Korea.
The studios that are opening are in Arizona (one), Arkansas (one), Colorado (one), Florida (eight), Texas (five), Ohio (one), Michigan (one), Louisiana (two), and Canada (one).
The five additional locations that will open as soon as their county and state officials allow gyms to open are in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and California.
Depending on local government mandates, Club Pilates studios, following the mandated shutdowns, will re-open with additional safety measures in place, which may include reduced class sizes, increased cleanliness standards and adjusted contactless check-in procedures.