24 Hour Fitness is closing over 100 gyms, including one in Renton. Photo courtesy the Highlands 24 Hour Fitness Instagram.

24 Hour Fitness is closing over 100 gyms, including one in Renton. Photo courtesy the Highlands 24 Hour Fitness Instagram.

Highlands 24-Hour Fitness gym will not be reopening

It is one of several gyms in region and over 100 in the country closing after 24 Hour Fitness filed bankruptcy Monday

The Highlands 24 Hour Fitness Active center is one of many shuttering in the region after the company filed for Bankruptcy Monday, June 15.

The Renton gym, located at 4110 NE Fourth St., was already closed to comply with public health safety measures to prevent spread of the global COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic.

The company states in a press release that the closures are a result of the financial loss from the pandemic. Now over 100 of those closures will be permanent.

“If it were not for COVID-19 and its devastating effects, we would not be filing for Chapter 11. With that said, we intend to use the process to strengthen the future of 24 Hour Fitness for our team and club members, as well as our stakeholders,” CEO Tony Ueber stated in a press release.

Gyms in Auburn, Seattle and Kent are also closing permanently. Read the full list of locations that are not reopening here.

Remaining gyms across the country are still expected to open in a phased approach according to state guidelines. Remaining King County locations are expected to open July 7, according to a list from 24 Hour Fitness.


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