April 15, 2021

Considering getting back to the gym but still unsure if it’s safe?  Our writer Khaleel shares his experience at nearby LA Fitness Eastchester Road location here in the Bronx….

By: Khaleel Williams

During this pandemic, it is understandable if you want to wait before you start going back to the gym. We should still do everything in our power to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. However, we should take notice of those who are operating effectively despite hindrance from the pandemic. LA Fitness located at 1776 Eastchester Road in the Bronx is a perfect example of how possible it is to run a business, let alone a gym despite the challenging times we are living in.

Personally speaking, having space is something I value normally and even more so during the pandemic. LA Fitness has maximized their space and has created the perfect environment for its members during the pandemic. The weight machines follow the six feet social distancing rule to a tee and the cardio machines are placed in a way to ensure that no one works out close to each other. This is achieved by placing not in service signs on every other machine. Using the gym’s space to their advantage certainly succeeded in making their members more comfortable.

In addition to the ideal spacing situation, they follow procedures similar to many medical institutions, which include doing a temperature check before letting you go any further and mandating mask wearing at all times. This prevents the possibility of a member having the virus and spreading it the other members. To prevent the spread of germs, they have several cleaning stations to spray and wipe down the machines before and after you use it. They have hand sanitizing machines at every corner. LA Fitness has done an admirable job of creating comfort for each and everyone of their visitors.

LA Fitness in the Bronx has provided people a safe escape during these difficult times. They have successfully created a clean and spacious gym environment during the pandemic and for that they deserve serious praise.

For more information and to sign up for membership, visit www.lafitness.com.