LVAC Temporarily Closed
As we all grapple with these unprecedented events, it reinforces the importance of protecting our own health and the health of our community. Based on tonight’s order from Governor Sisolak regarding COVID-19, all LVAC clubs will be closing at 11:59 pm (tonight), Tuesday, March 17. Although we were not caught off guard by the announcement, since other state officials had given us a warning earlier in the day, the timing of the closure was sooner than we would have preferred.
As the only larger local and non-franchise gym chain in Southern Nevada, we have stayed open as long as possible while remaining in compliance with the position of the Governor and the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carol Goodman. Up to this point, we have implemented rigorous cleaning protocols and reduced capacity well below the limit of 50% as directed by the Governor and to ensure we were well within the CDC’s social distancing parameters.
As we mentioned in our last email on March 16, we want to be open with our communication with you. This evening, the Governor ordered the closure of many Nevada businesses including hotels, casinos, bars and restaurants, and fitness centers. Earlier this week Mayor Goodman was reluctant to close these businesses, because of the devastating impact it would have on hard-working wage earners like housekeepers and restaurant staffers. We sought guidance from local and state officials, and the largest health club trade organization in our industry, IHRSA, on best practices for keeping members and employees safe during the Coronavirus.
However, for the well-being and safety of our members, staff and community, clubs will not reopen until our government officials clear us to do so which may be at least 30 days. Please be assured that your membership will be extended for the same period that our clubs will be temporarily closed.
We will miss seeing you in the club, so please take care. Please stay tuned into our blog for club updates. We hope you will take advantage of these features we’ve developed to help support your fitness goals:
- Weekly Group Fitness Classes Online: Visit the LVAC blog for weekly Group Fitness Classes like HIIT, BodyCombat®, DanceFit and Yoga. No equipment is needed, and the classes last 20 minutes or less.
- LVAC App At-Home Workouts: Download the new LVAC app for daily at-home workouts. No equipment is needed, and the workouts will take 30 minutes or less.
We will be rolling out additional features including LesMills OnDemand access in the coming days to ensure you have all the resources necessary to stay healthy and active.
Yours in health,
Todd O. Smith
CEO/Chief Experience Officer