The plans of a fitness studio to open in RiNo this week have been derailed.
Colorado transformer Beth Bedingfield made the decision to delay the opening of her second location in Walnut St. 2636 on Monday, just hours before Governor Jared Polis ordered the closure of “big hangouts” like gyms.
“I had to make the executive decision to postpone our open appointment until things calmed down,” Bedingfield, 35, said by email on Monday morning.
Transform Colorado rented a 3,000-square-foot space from the Edens real estate company, which purchased the building in May 2018.
Bedingfield said he chose to open RiNo because of the demographics.
“I wanted my demographic level to be between the mid and mid-1920s and mid-1940s,” he said. “Downtown was a breeze for me and then I knew that RiNo was an emerging area.”
The new study will be similar to Transform’s location in 1840 on 15th St. in LoDo. The lessons offered include climbing, yoga and Lagree. However, Bedingfield will also add a juice bar called Wellth.
Wellth will offer cold organic juices, coffee, tea, protein shakes and smoothies. Everything will be vegan, Bedingfield added.
“Two years of my life in research and development have passed. I created every recipe from scratch, “he said.” What I’m really trying to do is create a place where it’s all one-stop shop to take care of your health. … People can come in, order what they want and be ready for them when they get out of their training. “
Bedingfield opened Transform’s first Colorado office in February 2017. Prior to the studio, he lived in Los Angeles for eight years and worked as a trainer for Kate Hudson, Calvin Harris and Julia Stiles.
Other business impacts related to local coronavirus:
Hancock Announcement: The Mayor of Denver on Thursday announced economic relief for companies affected by the coronavirus, according to the Denver Post.
Shopping centers: Shopping center operator Simon Property Group closed all of its retail properties in the United States until March 29. Locally, including Colorado Mills in Lakewood, Denver Premium Outlets in Thornton and Denver West Village in Lakewood.
Average: 5280 magazine published a note to readers on its website: “The April 5280 issue went to press before COVID-19 became the biggest story in recent memory, and some of that edition of the magazine will be heard. to move with the times. We wish it were not so, but such are the realities of a monthly program of printed publications “.
Ski resorts: The Jared Polis government on Wednesday extended the closure of the ski resorts until April 6.
Retail: Nurture, a food hall-like “health market”, delayed its planned opening at Federal Blvd 2949. in the Highlands, which was scheduled for Monday. No new dates have been set. The approximately 22,000-square-foot facility will house more than 50 companies, including Hydrate IV Bar, Center Strength, Glow Body and Sun and Rhythm Revolution.