Ability360 closes during COVID-19 pandemic


The Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, closed its doors the night of March 17 with no definite plans for reopening.

Ability360 Sports and 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, according to a press release.

All outdoor recreation programs have been put on hiatus. Updates as to restarting the programs and reopening the Sports and 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,” Gus LaZear, vice president and general manager at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, said in a prepared statement.

“We will gauge the current situation on a daily basis to determine timing to reopen the Sports & Fitness Center and restart outdoor programming.”

Mr. LaZear encouraged Ability360 Sports and 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.”