UPDATE: Gov. Doug Ducey announced he would limit restaurant service and close bars, theaters and gyms in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19. The directive takes effect upon close of business Friday, March 20. Check your fitness center's website or social media for updates.

Libraries, restaurants, museums and other facilities are closing across metro Phoenix to encourage social distancing, which calls for reducing human-to-human contact, as the U.S. grapples with the spread of the new coronavirus.

On March 16, President Donald Trump issued guidelines that included asking Americans to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. The Arizona Department of Health Services, following guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends against gatherings of 50 or more people for eight weeks.

On March 19, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell ordered "gymnasiums, fitness centers and workout studios" to close starting at 1 p.m.

Here are fitness centers throughout metro Phoenix that have announced closures and others that remain open. This will be updated as we receive new information.

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Phoenix gyms and yoga studios that are closed

Life Time Fitness: "All Life Time clubs will temporarily close at 8 p.m. on March 16," with a reopening date to be announced later, according to the Life Time Fitness website.

LA Fitness: "In order to do our part in the efforts to flatten the curve and impact of this virus, we have made the very difficult decision to close the operations of all our clubs beginning Monday, March 16, until at least April 1, 2020," the gym wrote in an email to members. "All memberships will be extended to cover the time the clubs are closed." Free fitness videos will be available to members through the app.

Orange Theory: All corporate-owned studios will close through March 31, according to an email sent to members. "We are also asking our franchisees to speak with their advisors to make a decision regarding their studios that considers the best interests of members, employees, their communities and the brand," co-founder and CEO David Long wrote. Membership dues will be suspended. 

CorePower Yoga: Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume on March 30, according to CorePower's website. In the meantime, anyone, including nonmembers, can watch free videos on the website.

EōS Fitness: The gyms will be closed at noon Tuesday, March 17, through March 31 according to a statement on the company's website.

Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center: Ability 360 is closed indefinitely, and an update to outdoor recreation programs will be issued in early April. 

Village Health Clubs & Spas: All clubs and the DC Ranch Tennis Center will be closed indefinitely. Dues will be prorated beginning March 17.

Reformed Pilates: The studio has temporarily closed, with a goal of re-opening on April 1. All memberships and packages will be extended.

Sweatshop on Central: Sweatshop will close indefinitely. All memberships and expiration dates will be frozen as of March 17.

Nrysh: The yoga studio is closed indefinitely:

Mountainside Fitness: As of March 16, the local chain said it will remain open "unless mandated by law," according to its website. The chain has since deleted its Instagram and Facebook accounts. On March 19 it said it would close indefinitely.

Phoenix gyms and studios that are open

Phoenix Rock Gym: The Tempe-based rock climbing gym remains open, with precautions such as disinfecting and cleaning regularly.

Body Renew Tempe: The facility will remain open with reduced hours and a limit to 10 members inside at any time. Group classes are canceled.

Anytime Fitness: The chain has not closed, but check with your local gym for any changes to hours of operation. Precautions taken to prevent the spread of illness are listed on their website.

Planet Fitness: The chain is closing its corporate locations through March 31 and is offering workout classes online.

Juggernaut Gym: The private gym will remain open until ordered to close, according to its owner. Check their website for updates.

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