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Life Time’s Kids Academy Re-Opens After Health Scare

by Karen Goff July 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1,427 7 Comments

Life Time Athletic/file photo via Life TimeThe Life Time Athletic Kids Academy is open for business today, about 24 hours after it was shut down until further notice “due to unforseen circumstances.”

Life Time members received the vague e-mail on Wednesday and had many theories on what the problem could be.

It turns out a member’s child who played in the Kids Academy on Monday and Tuesday had been diagnosed with scabies, says Life Time Athletic Reston General Manager Jorge Hernandez.

Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition caused by microscopic mites, so Life Time had to call in an outside contractor to steam clean the entire childrens’ area, Hernandez said. The cleaners scoured the place Wednesday.

“I think it is cleaner today than the day we opened,” he said.

Life Time opened its 100,000+ square foot luxury facility in Reston last September.

Photo courtesy of Life Time.


    Ok, so, I am being serious here. I’ve had kids go through public schools, Reston Day camps and the sort and have gotten the lice letters that occasionally get sent home. However, I have NEVER heard of scabies other than the cases we are now hearing about related to the illegal immigrants flooding the border states. And now there is a case at Lifetime fitness? Weird.

    • Christina

      Right. I’m sure lifetime kids is affordable for the undocumented.



        I did not say that there were ILLEGAL (not undocumented) members. I was just noting the coincidence.

        • GulagsferReal

          There are no coincidences. This happened short before July 4th so my guess the child is british. Lets check all passports come Monday.

    • Sybil

      Could be one of the staff members kids

    • clambj

      Really, you’ve never heard of scabies? It’s related to lice (both are mites) but infects your skin instead of your hair. But if you want to go ahead and feed your infantile fear of immigrants then go right ahead.

  • LC

    Scabies infestation occurs worldwide and is very common. It has been estimated that about 300 million cases occur each year throughout the world. Human scabies has been reported for over 2,500 years. Scabies has been reported to occur in epidemics in nursing homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other institutions. In the U.S., scabies frequently affects the homeless population. It also occurs episodically in other populations of all socioeconomic groups, as well.

    the more you know…..


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