BIG FALLS – After months of navigating the pandemic, one of Great Falls’ oldest gyms is officially saying goodbye.
As other gyms go back to their normal schedule, Access Fitness prepares to close its doors for good.
Unlike larger facilities like Planet Fitness and the Peak Health and Wellness Center, Access Fitness serves as a smaller, family-oriented gym, which is why they have greater success.
“Any place you have gatherings, larger social gatherings, and gyms is a very social setting. Those social gathering spots with COVID were just high risk places. Whether that turns out to be true or not, it seems, it was easy really The message that has been conveyed to our country and the world that high-density social places are at high risk, “said managing partner Greg Hall.
With the gym members getting their last workout before April 15, Hall is just trying to figure out a way to keep the family together, according to Hall.
The gym has been around since the mid-1970s, and Hall has been building relationships with these gym members for more than 30 years.
Although this will be a difficult transition for him, he says this will be a place he will never forget.
“It was a pretty cool gym. It’s a unique gym in the sense that there isn’t a model to follow in. It’s just kind of a personality of its own, and I think people kind of like that.”
Because larger gyms can accommodate more members and social distance at the same time, Hall helps all current gym members find a new location.
To make this process easier, Access Fitness is partnering with the Peak Health and Wellness Center to offer gym members a new home for the future.