I am trying to determine the occupancy classification of small gym/physical fitness facility with less than 50 people. Maybe I am staring at the pages too long. Assembly is defined in NFPA 101 as:
An occupancy (1) used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses; or (2) used as a special amusement building, regardless of occupant load. (SAF-AXM)
Although a Gymnasium is listed as a type of assembly occupancy in Appendix A, I recognize that there is a difference between a fitness center and a gymnasium such as a high school gym with bleachers stands etc. I would think that any of the above uses listed that are less than 50 would default to another classification but I will be darned if I can find that language in the code. Can someone please steer me in the right direction?