Release: Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center to Temporarily Close

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Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center Will Close Tonight; Updates Will Be Provided Beginning of April; Ability360 Office Complex Remains Open

For Immediate Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 17, 2020) – The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, will close beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center management will continue to regularly monitor updates, recommendations and direction relating to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, to determine when the facility will reopen.

All outdoor recreation programs have been put on hiatus. Updates as to restarting the programs and reopening the Sports & Fitness Center will be announced in early April.

The Ability360 office complex at 5025 E. Washington St., will remain open during business hours.  Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols have been put in place at the office complex.

“In an abundance of caution because of our concern for the health and well being of our clients, staff, donors and volunteers, we felt this was the right decision to make at this time as difficult as it was,” said Gus LaZear, Vice President and General Manager at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center. “We will gauge the current situation on a daily basis to determine timing to reopen the Sports & Fitness Center and restart outdoor programming.”

LaZear encouraged Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center members to adhere to recommendations from healthcare professionals in terms of social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing and “to maintain as much as possible regular exercise regimens at home because it is important to maintaining your health.”

For more information, visit www.ability360.org.

About Ability360:
Ability360 continues a long-standing tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities. Ability360 offers and promotes programs to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. Ability360 is located at 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034, www.ability360.org, 602-256-2245.

About The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center: The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center is a 45,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. Owned and operated by Ability360, the Sports & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of amenities to help you achieve your health and fitness goals including a fitness center with wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more.

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