PHOENIX — Just weeks after allowing the state to begin reopening after closures to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Monday once again closing bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks and tubing.
The order also pushed back the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 17.
The businesses listed in the order were told to close by 8 p.m. Monday but several gyms in the Valley are choosing to stay open.
Gyms remaining open:
- Mountainside Fitness
- Life Time Fitness (fitness floors, studios reopening Wednesday)
- Orangetheory Fitness (Phoenix-Midtown)
- Reformed Pilates
- The Body Lab
- CycleBar (Scottsdale 101 and McCormick Ranch locations)
- TruHIT Fitness Ahwatukee (returns to normal operations Thursday, July 2)
- 4th Ave. Gym (Yuma)
- Desert Fitness
- BodyVision (Arrowhead)
- TenPoint5 Barre Studio
Mountainside Fitness CEO and Founder Tom Hatten announced Monday that his company will sue the state to block Ducey's order closing gyms until July 27.
The company filed a complaint against Ducey on Tuesday afternoon, claiming it is operating in compliance with the Arizona Department of Health Services' guidance for gyms and fitness providers.
Life Time tells 12 News it supports Mountainside Fitness' lawsuit but Life Time has not formally joined it.
Life Time on Tuesday closed its fitness floors and fitness studios but kept other amenities open.
Life Time has since sent emails to members saying fitness floors and classes will reopen and resume on Wednesday.
EOS Fitness also threatened to sue Ducey in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"In the scenario that we are not able to come to a mutually acceptable resolution, we will proactively be filing a lawsuit against Governor Ducey tomorrow in an effort to overturn the Executive Order along with a motion for a temporary restraining order asking the courts to permit us to reopen and remain open until our challenge to the Executive Order can be resolved."
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema tweeted Tuesday that she called Life Time Biltmore to cancel her membership when she learned the health club was remaining open in defiance of Ducey's order.
The Body Lab in Scottsdale sent emails to members regarding its decision to remain open, stating only six people are allowed in a class at a time and business will remain open and as usual.
Gyms currently closed:
- Anytime Fitness Ahwatukee, Phoenix (7th St.), Glendale (Cactus Rd.), Cave Creek
- Planet Fitness
- LA Fitness
- Village Health Clubs
- Valley of the Sun YMCA branches
- Pure Barre
- Radi8 Hot Yoga
- Cyclebar Chandler
- Title Boxing Goodyear
- Copper Moon Yoga
- Modern Yoga Scottsdale
- Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training
- VASA Fitness
- Title Boxing Club
- Esporta Fitness
- Club Pilates (Tatum and Shea)
- Knockout Fitness
- Independence Gym
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