24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, closes 12 Houston-area locations due to coronavirus

24 Hour Fitness West Woodlands, located at 10860 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, is one of the more than 100 facilities closing amid 24 Hour Fitness filing for bankruptcy. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
24 Hour Fitness West Woodlands, located at 10860 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, is one of the more than 100 facilities closing amid 24 Hour Fitness filing for bankruptcy. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

24 Hour Fitness West Woodlands, located at 10860 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, is one of the more than 100 facilities closing amid 24 Hour Fitness filing for bankruptcy. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

National fitness chain 24 Hour Fitness announced June 15 that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The news release stated the company has permanently closed more than 100 gyms across the U.S., including 12 in the Greater Houston area.

“If it were not for COVID-19 and its devastating effects, we would not be filing for Chapter 11," Chief Executive Officer Tony Ueber said in the news release. "With that said, we intend to use the process to strengthen the future of 24 Hour Fitness for our team and club members, as well as our stakeholders."


With the bankruptcy filing, 24 Hour Fitness expects to secure $250 million in debtor-in-possession financing to restructure and reopen its remaining facilities, according to the release.

The following Houston-area locations are now permanently closed:

  • 24 Hour Fitness Atascocita, 7098 FM 1960 E., Humble

  • 24 Hour Fitness Bingle, 12708 Northwest Freeway, Houston

  • 24 Hour Fitness Friendswood, 130 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood

  • 24 Hour Fitness Fry Road & Saums Road, 19734 Saums Road, Houston

  • 24 Hour Fitness Hwy. 249, 21614 Tomball Parkway, Houston

  • 24 Hour Fitness Houston FM 1960, 4425 FM 1960 W., Houston

  • 24 Hour Fitness Katy, 1550 S. Mason Road, Katy

  • 24 Hour Fitness League City, 2765 Gulf Freeway S., League City

  • 24 Hour Fitness Pasadena East, 5946 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena

  • 24 Hour Fitness Richmond, 5721 Westheimer Road, Houston

  • 24 Hour Fitness Spring-Cypress, 25632 Hwy. 290, Cypress

  • 24 Hour Fitness West Woodlands, 10860 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands


By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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