Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Gyms and Fitness Studios

Current Status

UPDATE - As of March 24, 2021, Marin businesses shall operate in strict compliance with the state’s guidance for the orange tier. Gyms and Fitness Centers may operate indoors at a maximum of  25% capacity. These businesses are subject to the stated limitations and must be in strict compliance with the Health Officer of the County of Marin Public Health Order, and all applicable State guidance which can be found here.  You can track the status of future business reopenings on the reopening status webpage.

Examples of gyms and fitness studio-type businesses include:   

  • Athletic Club Fitness Centers  
  • Country Clubs with Indoor Fitness Facilities   
  • Cross Fit & High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Facilities   
  • Dance Studios   
  • Pilates Studios   
  • Spin / Cycling Studio  
  • Yoga Studios  
  • Other indoor aerobic activities (e.g., Kickboxing, Zumba, Step, etc) 

Climbing walls and Indoor Pools are now permitted.
NOTE: Drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors, are permitted in indoor and outdoor swimming pools in all tiers, as they are deemed essential.

Unfortunately, the following businesses / fitness operations are prohibited from operating and should remain closed:   

  • Saunas   
  • Steam Rooms  

Reopening Guidelines

Each business much create, adopt and implement a Site Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.

Gyms and Fitness Studio-related businesses / operations should follow the guidelines below to create a safer environment for workers and patrons.

Temporary Structures for Outdoor Business Operations must be in compliance with all applicable State and County guidelines.

Incorporate the appropriate industry specific guidelines from the state guidance linked above into the “Business Specific Best Practices” section of your SPP.

More Information

As new guidelines become available, this webpage will be updated.   In the interim, please sign up to receive notifications when business protocols and other information about business reopening is available.

Questions?  Contact us.

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