Are Gyms Open on Veterans Day? Opening Hours For Planet Fitness, LA Fitness and Others

Federal holiday Veterans Day (11 November), honoring military veterans, falls on a Wednesday in 2020.

The public holiday usually sees non-essential federal government offices closed. Banks, post offices and some schools could also close their doors on Veterans Day, some restaurants might also be closed, but others may remain open to offer deals to those off work.

Some will be looking to see if they can get a workout or attend an exercise class before going back to the office. Read on for our list of gyms that are open on Veterans Day. Note: Gyms in cities and towns with coronavirus restrictions may not be open, despite similar gyms being otherwise open nationwide.

Planet Fitness: Planet Fitness will be open on Veterans Day in many locations but hours may be reduced. A representative from the Brooklyn gym told Newsweek it would be open between 7-1 p.m. The Shreveport, Louisiana Planet Fitness gym will remain open 24-hours, according to a representative, and the Seattle Aurora Ave gym will be open regular hours. Phone your local gym to check Veterans Day hours. Local coronavirus restrictions may apply.

LA Fitness: This national gym has 690+ fitness clubs in the U.S. and Canada. Normal hours will apply to most LA Fitness gyms on Veterans Day, but some may have reduced hours—call ahead to check your location before you visit, local coronavirus restrictions may apply.

24 Hour Fitness: This all-day and night gym will be open, and will be fully operational on Veterans Day, opening hours may change in towns and cities with COVID-restrictions.

Equinox Fitness: Most gyms will have regular hours across the nation, but some may have shorter hours. An Equinox representative told Newsweek the best way to get the updated hours is to download the Equinox app, which has all the current hours and holiday hour changes for each location. Locations with COVID rules in place may differ depending on local government regulations. Los Angeles gyms, for example, are currently closed, but Orange County and New York gyms are open.

Gold's Gym: A representative from East Northport, NY told Newsweek that it would be open during regular hours on Veterans Day, but as Gold's Gym is franchised this may change from location to location. It's best to call your local location before you visit.

Orangetheory Fitness: A representative from Orangetheory Fitness in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, told Newsweek the gym would be open on Veterans Day as normal, however, opening hours may change throughout the country as each gym is individually owned.

Snap Fitness: All the Snap Fitness facilities are open 24-hours a day and seven days a week, aside from Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. A representative from Glenwood Park, Atlanta, confirmed their branch would be open on Veterans Day.

Anytime Fitness: This member access 24-hours gym will be open at usual. Staff at the Congress St, Portland, Maine branch advised Newsweek that those looking for membership or day passes on Veterans Day should book ahead of time as staff availability will be reduced.

Many gyms will remain open in the U.S. on Veterans Day. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images