Fitness center frees up 480 workers at gyms in Mississauga and across Canada

Published on March 7, 2022 at 1:14 p.m.

GoodLife Fitness, with six gyms in Mississauga, has laid off 480 employees across Canada due to fallout from COVID-19 restrictions.

The country’s largest fitness company recently announced that the approximately 500 group fitness instructors will be laid off due to pandemic-related restrictions that have curtailed operations at the London, Ontario-based company.

The company, founded in 1979, has laid off employees from 189 clubs across Canada.

Company officials reportedly described the decision as “a difficult decision”.

Most of those who have been laid off from their posts have not worked for most of the pandemic, given the restrictions on group activities.

The company noted that the pandemic has been difficult for fitness-related activities, especially those that include indoor group work.

Afterwards, GoodLife said it had no plans to expand its group fitness programs in the near future to the point of bringing back instructors.

The company said it will support fitness instructors in their search for new jobs.

In Mississauga, GoodLife Fitness has locations at Square One, Heartland Town Center, Meadowvale Town Center, South Common Mall, Glen Erin Dr./Eglinton Ave. and at Pearson Airport.

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