On behalf of Xponential Fitness, the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world, Alex Weingarten filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona against the State of Arizona and Governor Douglas A. Ducey regarding Executive Order 2020-43, issued on June 29 without warning, which vaguely directs “[i]ndoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers” to “pause operations” until at least July 27, 2020.
“Xponential Fitness is committed to the health and safety of its employees, patrons and the community at large. That means catering to their physical and mental health and taking aggressive steps to stem the spread of COVID-19,” said Weingarten. “There is a way to protect the public and take reasonable, measured and responsible steps to open the economy at the same time. Unfortunately, this blanket and ill-considered order from Governor Ducey does neither – allowing casinos and tattoo parlors, for example, to operate indiscriminately while closing actual essential services like ours that have invested in state-of-the-art measures to keep everyone safe.”