COVID-19 Updates: June 2020 |Reopening Plan

June 15, 2020

When the COVID-19 shutdown hit over 3 months ago we opened our message with this: The Fitness Ethic was founded in the belief that our brand would be more than FITNESS: It would an ETHIC.  That idea has never been more important than it is today.

We want to thank all our members and clientele for making our founding belief a reality. Thanks to your loyalty, trust, and dedication we have not only been able to survive, but thrive through these difficult times.

We plan to reopen our doors once Philadelphia’s mandated closures are lifted. Our number 1 goal will be keeping our community safe by staying compliant with COVID-19 protocols. Recently, we have received many questions about services, memberships, space, etc. and we would like to release the following updates:

Virtual Training

At home virtual training has been a surprising hit with many of our members. Now that we know The Fitness Ethic training style can be done with minimal space, equipment, and over the computer we intend to keep our virtual gym open. Our hope is to deliver both live and on-demand training options daily. Keep an eye out for the virtual service line on MINDBODY.

Group Classes

Group classes will return with a limited schedule and membership availability. If you are interested in securing your spot in classes and have an active membership please email All new clients or inactive members please sign up via MINDBODY here.

Rental Space For Trainers

We are still dedicated to providing personal training space for independent trainers. In the past we have been very lenient with guidelines, protocols, and operations as we want you to have full control over your personal training business. Upon reopening we will be implamenting guidelines to optimize and keep our shared space safe. The first change is we are limiting the number of Independence Training Association Memberships to 20! Prior to the shut down, half of these memberships were taken. If you are a returning member please email to claim your spot. If you are inquiring about rental space please schedule a call with James here.

Personal Training

We have had the pleasure of working with many of you through out quarantine. Please contact your trainer directly to discuss how you would like to proceed with your training schedule. All personal training packages that were pause because of COVID-19 will resume 1 week after reopening. If there are any issues with personal packages please email

Semi-Personal Training

We will be launching a new and exciting semi-personal training program. This new way of training will run in 6-week programs that combines the best attributes of group and personal training. We are beyond excited to introduce you to our new program that we have been building that is designed for optimal flexibility, adaptability, affordability, and most imporatnly results! Keep an eye out for more details.

More information will be available as we approach an opening date. Please grab you spots while they last, as memberships are being claimed every day.

Thank you for sticking with us during this extraordinary time. We’re in this together, and we will reopen together.  This is more than fitness, it’s an ethic.  Talk to you soon familia.