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Boutique Gyms Inch Back With Fewer Customers, Strict Safety Systems

Limited capacity, timed visits, closed showers, sanitizing, and physical separation are cornerstones of the plans of such fitness chains as Equinox, Barry’s, and SoulCycle.

Equinox plans to close off and deep clean each area three times during the day and once overnight.

Equinox plans to close off and deep clean each area three times during the day and once overnight.

Source: Equinox

Daniel Root opened his first fitness studio in February, one month before the novel coronavirus upended his business plans.

Now he’s hoping that enhanced cleaning and social distancing procedures will entice customers back after two and a half months closed. The 57-year-old owner of a City Row location in Boca Raton, Fla., reopened on June 1 with a schedule of intense rowing workouts for $25 per class.