As the owner of Pinnacle Fitness, I can say how many people come into the gym at one time and how the flow of the gym will be so that members are not crossing paths.
I actually feel for the large box gyms that rely almost exclusively on members coming in and just using their facilities.
We have been open for over 10 years and I have repeatedly heard:
” Wow it doesn’t smell like a gym!”
“You guys do such a good job of wiping everything down after the session.”
“Wow, how many wipes do you go through in a month?”
This just shows that even prior to the pandemic, Pinnacle Fitness had a reputation for being clean.
Membership gyms allow people to come in and use the gym on their own. I would like to think that people will be hyper- vigilant about cleaning up after themselves during this time, but I can’t see that happening long term since each person feels a little different about the pandemic.
I know big gyms will have to decrease their numbers for the time being which puts them in a tough spot for both staffing and making enough revenue.
It is a tough situation for sure.