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Spiece Fitness reopens with new safety measures to keep workers, members safe

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Several gyms reopened their doors including Spiece Fitness in Fort Wayne.

Governor Eric Holcomb advanced his Stage 3 plans to reopen the economy. Originally, Stage 3 was scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 24th, however, he made a recent change to advance it to Friday.

Several gyms and fitness centers reopened on Friday including Spiece Fitness.

Forty Wayne's NBC News talked with the owner of Spiece Fitness to understand how they prepared for the reopening.

Anne Davis, the owner of Spiece Fitness, has owned the business since 2001.

She said their facility reopened with additional safety measures. She said the facility has one staff member cleaning at all times, all workers are required to wear face masks, their equipment is spaced six feet apart, and they have a new plexiglass shield at their front desk.

Davis said they have discontinued their towel services for safety reasons and are asking members to bring their own towel. She also mentioned that their childcare services are currently not available.

Davis said the changes were made to help keep her workers and members safe.

"We're doing everything we can to make people feel comfortable, to come back and feel safe," Davis said. "We've asked our employees, our members, I've asked some of my mentors, business associates, what they're doing and what they think are the best practices, so that we can make those kind of decisions."

The fitness center is located at 5310 Merchandise Drive and has new updated hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

To learn more about Spiece Fitness, please click here.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at ltran@wpta21.com.

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