D.C. officials closed down locations of the fitness studio Solidcore after the creator stated she would keep them open in defiance of new COVID-19 restrictions.
The Solidcore gyms were shut down Friday and Saturday by D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Founder and CEO Anne Mahlum argued that the studios were safe sufficient to remain open.
“We're still in participating in dialogue with the City to understand why we were specifically taken in this order although we can totally stick to the limitations provided, just like gyms,” she stated in a statement Sunday. “As I mentioned in the past, when we had to shut down again in Philly, we complied since everything was shut. This circumstance is really different as we are among the only organizations being closed down with DC's order and we haven't been provided reasons that help us comprehend why.”
As covid cases rise in the D.C. location and beyond, D.C. suspended all indoor group exercise classes since Wednesday. An order prohibits all indoor group exercise classes and all outdoor group classes with 25 or more individuals. People can still go workout solo in gyms.
Mahlum stated clients had gone to more than 340,000 times because late June without one circumstances of the virus spreading.