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Solidcore Will Let Go of Most of Its Staff Due to the Covid-19 Crisis

Solidcore Will Let Go of Most of Its Staff Due to the Covid-19 Crisis

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis is having a significant effect on small businesses and leaving companies to have to make hard financial decisions. The fitness industry is feeling the full effect; the fitness studio group Solidcore has laid off 98 percent of its employees. CEO and founder Anne Mahlum announced the decision in a press release sent March 19.

The news comes as a result of COVID-19. Through Monday, March 16th, the company’s 72 studios were open, taking precautionary measures like increased disinfecting and reduced high-fives. Then on Tuesday, they closed all locations — including their three in the Indianapolis area — and suspended all memberships due to coronavirus-related mandates from “many state and local government officials,” according to their website.

Up until today, the group had 137 full-time employees, 97 part-time employees, and 397 studio coaches. The group will now employ only 13 people who will receive reduced salaries, according to the press release. Mahlum will no longer receive a salary. Employees will be paid through March and will have health care through April, according to the press release.

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Mahlum founded Solidcore in DC in 2013. The group has 72 studios throughout the country, although they are now all temporarily closed because of the Covid-19 crisis. For now, the group is streaming online workouts via a YouTube channel.

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