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Harrisburg gymnasium closes completely resulting from COVID-19 – PennLive

A fitness center in Harrisburg has closed.

Fitness U at Strawberry Square has announced that it has closed.

The 12-year-old gym closed on June 1.

“We have greatly appreciated the opportunity to be your fitness family during the past 12 years,” the gym said in a note on its website and Facebook page. “Unfortunately, due to the current situation and the ongoing uncertainty due to the Covid 19 pandemic, FitnessU will not be reopening and will close permanently as of Monday June 1st, 2020.”

The gym went on to say in the message that it would be issuing refunds to members that were charged membership fees during the gym’s closure due to the state’s shutdown or to anyone who had prepaid for any fees and services.

Officials from Fitness U couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The gym closed in March when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered that all non-essential businesses close due to COVID-19. Gyms in Dauphin County weren’t permitted to reopen until last Friday when the county moved into the green phase.

Fitness U isn’t the first gym to permanently close in the midstate due to COVID-19. Iron Fit Gym in Lititz announced last month that it was closing. Nationally, Gold’s Gym has filed for bankruptcy and announced the closing of 30 gym company-owned gyms but, none of them are located in Pennsylvania.

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