Which Gyms Are Open on Thanksgiving 2020? Planet Fitness, LA Fitness, Equinox Opening Hours

Some gyms are open on Thanksgiving, which this year falls on November 26. Here we look at the hours of operation at some major gyms across the country, including Crunch Fitness, Gold’s Gym and more.

Planet Fitness

Most Planet Fitness gyms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact your local venue to confirm before visiting.

The fitness chain has implemented several safety measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including “requiring all members to wear masks while in-club so you can gym safely and confidently.

“Keep a safe distance by putting an imaginary treadmill, or two, between you and others,” the company noted.

Guests can also see how many people are at their local branch before visiting through the Planet Fitness mobile app. “Just open up the app and tap Crowd Meter to view how many members are there,” the company advises.

LA Fitness

Some LA Fitness locations have yet to resume operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while several have reopened. Some LA Fitness gyms have been on a reduced schedule on Thanksgiving in previous years, while some facilities have been closed. Contact your nearest venue to confirm Thanksgiving opening hours before visiting.


The hours of operation at Equinox over holidays, such as Thanksgiving, vary by location. Check your local branch to confirm opening and closing times before visiting.

Equinox gyms have also issued new safety guidelines amid the ongoing pandemic.

“Physical distancing of at least 6-to-10 feet, depending on local guidelines, between members and employees is required at all times. Please respect floor markings and any other visual cues that facilitate distancing at the front desk, in our locker rooms, studios, and other club areas.

“Mask requirements vary by local government mandates,” and guests are advised to check their local branch for details before visiting.

Guests are required to make a booking for their gym session before their visit using the Equinox mobile app, while some branches may require a temperature check.

See the Equinox website for more information.

Crunch Fitness

Some branches of Crunch Fitness are operating on reduced hours on Thanksgiving.

Crunch Fitness gyms have introduced several safety measures, including mask requirements for staff “alongside other PPE [personal protective equipment] if required by public health officials.

“We recommend members wear masks within the gym (unless mask wearing is required at all times by public health officials),” the company said.

Social distancing guidelines and enhanced disinfecting equipment have also been implemented, including the “airPHX clean air systems” which “uses atmospheric cold plasma to change a small percentage of the oxygen molecules in the air into a unique spectrum of oxidizing molecules that kill bacteria, viruses, and mold,” the company noted.

See the Crunch Fitness website to see the hours of operation and the specific safety guidelines issued at your nearest branch.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness gyms are usually open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including on holidays such as Thanksgiving. Contact your local branch to confirm before visiting.

The fitness chain also issued safety measures, including social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols, to help reduce the risk of infection at their locations.

In a statement updated on November 17, the company said: “All safety guidelines will be made available upon entrance, throughout the gym, and via digital platforms. Live and video monitoring of clubs will be implemented by each franchisee to ensure protocols are being followed.

“Gym capacity [is] limited to a certain number of people, for example five people per 1,000 square feet if required by local mandates,” while “no contact training and no equipment sharing training sessions” are allowed.

Staff members will be “strongly encouraged to wear masks and gloves at all times whenever provisions are available,” the company noted.

See the Anytime Fitness website for more information.

Gold’s Gym

The opening and closing times at Gold’s Gym branches vary by location. Contact your local venue to confirm the hours of operation for Thanksgiving before visiting.

The company noted: “Many of our gyms have reopened with modified hours to allow for additional cleaning and safety measures throughout the day.

“Capacity limits for workouts and group exercise classes will be determined based on each gym’s state and local guidelines. Visit your local gym page for information on operating hours, class schedules and more.

“All machines and equipment will be staggered by at least 6 feet” and “some amenities may remain temporarily closed or only be available in a limited capacity,” the company said.

24 Hour Fitness

Some 24 Hour Fitness have reopened amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while others have yet to resume normal hours. Contact your local branch to confirm it’s open before visiting on Thanksgiving.

The company noted: “As we begin to reopen clubs, we are introducing new technology, stringent cleaning procedures and social distancing protocols to support the health and wellness of our members and team.”

Several safety measures have been introduced, including dedicated hours for senior guests only at some branches.

“Clubs will close overnight to allow for enhanced cleaning” while “all Kids’ Clubs, spas, saunas, steam rooms and drinking fountains will remain closed for now, as well as pools and showers in some locations,” the company noted.

See the 24 Hour Fitness website for full details.

Planet Fitness, Alhambra, California June 2020
People working out at a Planet Fitness gym in Alhambra, California on June 24. Planet Fitness is among several gyms that are open on Thanksgiving.
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