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.

Equinox

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.

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SilverSneakers Supports Senior Fitness by Opening Its On-Demand Library

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tivity Health® Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of health improvement solutions, is now offering free, unlimited access to the entire SilverSneakers® On-Demand™ library through December 31, courtesy of eHealth, Inc., a leading online Medicare insurance marketplace. SilverSneakers provides eligible Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and group retiree plan members access to a network of more than 17,000 fitness locations nationwide, virtual workouts, social events and a variety of class types, all at no additional cost to our members.

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SilverSneakers On-Demand is a video library of over 200 workouts, wellness videos, and fitness programs designed by top instructors. From now until December 31, anyone can access hundreds of workout and nutrition programs at home for free by checking eligibility and creating an account at silversneakers.com. Flexibility/mobility, balance, cardio, strength, and more: regardless of abilities or interests, there’s something for everyone of every fitness level and specially designed programs to keep participants on track:

  • Balance and Strength Yoga
  • 31-Day Fit for Life Challenge
  • Stress Management Education

“While some seniors are returning to the gym, others are choosing to stay fit at home during COVID-19,” said Richard Ashworth, president and CEO, Tivity Health. “Virtual exercise options are providing SilverSneakers members critical access to fitness and social connection, both vital for maintaining optimal health. Our partnership with eHealth allows us to help seniors explore a new world of fitness options in the comfort of their own home with our trusted SilverSneakers fitness instructors. There has never been a more crucial time for seniors to stay socially connected, physically active and virtually engaged.”

The Medicare Advantage Annual Election Period (AEP) began on October 15 and continues through December 7, 2020. During this time, individuals eligible for Medicare can choose a Medicare Advantage plan for the upcoming year that includes SilverSneakers. We’ve partnered with eHealth, whose licensed Medicare agents are prepared to give seniors the support they need to find the plan that matches individual needs and budgets.

“At a time when so many seniors are exploring new ways to maintain their health through the COVID-19 crisis, eHealth’s partnership with SilverSneakers to make the On-Demand fitness platform available to all seniors nationwide reflects the spirit of both our businesses,” said Gregg Ratkovic, Senior Vice President for Carrier & Business Development, eHealth. “We are thrilled to announce this partnership, bringing new innovative solutions to better serve Medicare beneficiaries.”

SilverSneakers is available in all 50 states and is offered through more than 70 health plans nationwide including the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Supplement, and group retiree plans. Members can determine their eligibility, find their closest participating location or learn more about the program by visiting SilverSneakers.com. For seniors who need help picking a plan, our friends at eHealth can simplify the process. Call 844-798-0050 to speak to a licensed eHealth agent now.

About SilverSneakers
SilverSneakers®, by Tivity Health, is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older

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BioLife Plasma Services Announces Opening of First Plasma Collection Center in Nebraska

New center in Omaha opens to support an urgent patient need for human plasma

BioLife Plasma Services, part of the global biopharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, today announced the opening of a new plasma collection center in Omaha to collect standard plasma from healthy donors.

“Now, more than ever, donors in the Omaha area have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the community through plasma donation, and we are deeply committed to making treatment options available for patients who rely on plasma-derived medications,” said Jacy Cizek, manager of the BioLife Plasma Services Omaha center. “Plasma is a lifeline for thousands of people with rare, chronic and complex diseases, and we are excited to open the first BioLife plasma collection center in Nebraska.”

Through a simple, low-risk process called plasmapheresis, plasma is separated from the blood and the blood elements are returned back into the donor’s body. Screened plasma collected from healthy individuals is processed into a wide variety of therapeutics for people around the world with rare, life-threatening diseases, such as immunodeficiency disorders, hemophilia and hereditary angioedema.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BioLife Plasma Services has implemented additional screening and safety measures in line with public health guidance to help guarantee the safety and health of donors and employees, as well as the safety of the collected plasma. All donors will need to wear a mask or other cloth face covering inside a BioLife Plasma center.

Prospective donors can make online appointments to visit the Omaha center (275 N. 78th St., Omaha, NE 68114), which opens on Saturday, October 24. They must pass a physical examination at their first visit and are screened at each visit to ensure they meet eligibility criteria. All donors are compensated for their time and commitment.

The Omaha center is approximately 11,330 square feet, and the state-of-the-art facility provides access to free Wi-Fi and a clean, professional, smoke-free environment. The new center is the first BioLife center to open in Nebraska and expects to bring more than 50 new jobs to the community.

To learn more about BioLife Plasma Services, the donation process, and to schedule an appointment, please visit the BioLife website.

About Plasma

Plasma is the clear, straw-colored liquid portion of blood that can be easily replaced by the body. Plasma makes up more than half of whole blood and consists primarily of water and proteins. During plasma donation, a donor’s blood is collected into an automated device that separates the plasma from the other whole blood components, including red and white blood cells and platelets. While the plasma is collected, the other blood components are returned to the donor. Each donation procedure uses sterile and disposable collection materials. The body quickly replaces the plasma removed during the donation process, which allows healthy individuals to donate as often as twice in a seven-day period, with at least one day between donations.

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Back to school: Many large districts are opening doors again

Trepidation about the pandemic persists. In many cities, coronavirus infection rates are rising, which could prompt school leaders to reverse plans. Some classrooms and even entire schools have opened and had to close again in response to outbreaks. In some cities, opposition from teachers unions has slowed efforts to open buildings.

But overall, the trend is now toward more in-person school.

Of the 50 largest school districts, 24 have resumed in-person classes for large groups of students, and nine others plan to in the coming weeks, according to a Washington Post survey. An additional four have opened, or plan to open, for small groups of students who need extra attention.

Many are in Florida and Texas, where Republican governors are requiring in-person classes, but schools are also open in New York City, Greenville, S.C., and Alpine, Utah, the state’s largest district. Returns are planned in Charlotte, Baltimore and Denver.

Just 11 of the largest 50 school districts are still fully remote, with no immediate plans to change that.

“I think everybody’s quite worried about what the price is that we’ve paid for having the buildings closed,” said Michael Casserly, executive director of Great City Schools, a lobbying group for urban districts. He said the biggest drivers are concern over substantial “learning loss” and a sense that even though remote education is better than it was in the spring, it still is not working well enough.

Officials also worry because some students are simply not showing up to remote classes, with attendance figures down in many places.

Casserly said many educators worry that “we are going to dig ourselves a hole that is so deep that it takes us years and years to get out of.”

The trend is evident, too, in tracking by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington at Bothell. In the beginning of September, 24 of 106 mostly urban districts were open for at least some in-person school. By the end of October, that will rise to 69 out of 106, assuming districts stick with their announced plans.

“Parents are very, very eager to get their kids back to school. Students are very eager to get back to school,” said Robin Lake, the center’s director.

Assessing infection rates

In many districts, including in suburban Washington and the District of Columbia, students are being phased back into school, often starting with the youngest because online learning is so difficult for them. That’s also the approach in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, which is using a hybrid system in which students are on campus on certain days and online on others.

Superintendent Earnest Winston said it’s the right move because children learn best in person, but he worries as he sees infection rates rising. For the first time since late July, the tally of newly reported coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 64,000 last week. In 44 states and the District of Columbia, caseloads were higher than they were one month ago.

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Middlesex Integrative Medicine Announces Grand Opening for Their Norwood Retail Location This Saturday

NORWOOD, Mass. – October 16, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Middlesex Integrative Medicine (MIM) announces it will host a grand opening for their Norwood retail location at 76 Astor Avenue, this Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Nancy Koury, President of MIM, said the company is eager for Saturday’s grand opening, representing the successful culmination of several years of a combined effort between MIM, CCC, and the Town of Norwood. “We have collaborated with officials from the Town of Norwood, its residents, and local businesses through every step of this process,” said Nancy. “It’s vital to us that we show our appreciation for the approval to operate here, by taking steps to be a responsible and valuable member of this community, including a commitment to local hiring and by creating a retail establishment that adds value to Norwood.”

To help ensure their visitors’ health and safety, MIM’s leadership decided to forgo a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony that typically draws large crowds, making it harder for the staff to enforce the state’s social distancing protocols. Instead, MIM plans on celebrating its grand opening by offering first-time patients a 20% discount on their purchase, along with other specials advertised on their website.

Even without the traditional opening activities, word of MIM’s presence has already spread through the local community. Mighty Mystic, a Jamaican-born, Boston-based reggae artist, dropped by MIM for a surprise visit. Later he posted several pictures and videos on his social media channels saying MIM was “Medical marijuana on the highest levels!”

Eddie Bartlett, General Manager for the Norwood dispensary, said, “Our team is extremely excited to open the doors to medical patients in Norwood and the surrounding towns. MIM’s knowledgeable staff focuses on providing education and guidance, resulting in exceptional patient experience. Having grown up in Norwood, I am proud to serve area patients while giving back to the community that means so much to me.”

MIM produces its products at the company’s cultivation center in Leominster, MA. Completed in late 2019, this 24,000 square-foot facility includes a state-of-the-art extraction lab where cannabis experts cultivate and develop innovative products from numerous strains of flower offering MIM patients a wide range of cannabis solutions to meet their health and wellness goals.

Greg DeConciliis, MIM’s Chief Operations Officer, shared some additional insight. “It’s important to us that every patient understands the how and why of cannabis, so they feel confident and empowered about making decisions that can improve the quality of their life in very tangible ways.”

To ensure this goal is met, MIM’s website offers an online assessment tool that helps match patients with the best strains and products for their individual needs. The site also allows patients to pre-order products for a faster, more convenient patient experience. 

For more information visit http://www.mimrmd.com.

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