Both 24 Hour Fitness locations in Bakersfield have closed, according to the company's website.
The national gym chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to "the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a statement released on its website. More than 100 locations have closed nationwide, including Bakersfield's northwest and southwest locations.
The majority of gyms affected by the closures are in California and Texas.
"If it were not for COVID-19 and its devastating effects, we would not be filing for Chapter 11," the company said.
The chain, however, isn't going out of business, and is preparing to reopen clubs in a phased approach.
The company's website didn't state how many employees were affected by the closures.
Other closed locations can be found at https://www.24hourfitness.com/health_clubs/club-closures/