Coronado gyms and fitness centers currently prohibited from indoor operations due to the pandemic are now holding classes on certain outdoor public spaces.

The City Council agreed last week to temporarily help out those businesses with existing brick and mortar facilities, however, they are limited to three spots at Spreckels Park, two at Bradley Field, four at Central Beach, and two spots at North Beach. Amplified sound and heavy equipment are not allowed. Classes began on Wednesday, July 22, and may be held from 7 a.m. to noon in 1.5-hour slots.

Class size may not exceed the current County Health Order, which at this time is no more than 12, and participants and instructors must follow all social distancing guidelines and mandates. The City is working to accommodate businesses but has the final say in allocating locations. This use of public property is for the exclusive use of local gyms, fitness centers, and other similar Coronado businesses to hold exercise classes.

Those businesses interested in operating outdoors need a commercial use permit. Permit fees will be waived but proof of insurance is required. The City has extended permits to five Coronado businesses to use Spreckels Park and Bradley Field. There is still space available for North Beach and Central Beach locations. Each permitted area is marked off in 50-by-50 spaces with a green chalk-painted square on the grass.

Interested Coronado based fitness business should contact Recreation Services at 619-522-7342 for more information.

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