Fitness club owners demonstrate new safety measures in hopes of reopening

Many gyms say they're ready to reopen with new safety measures already in place.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 9:07 PM

Updated 1,380 days ago

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Many gyms say they're ready to reopen with new safety measures already in place.
It's been five months since the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco has seen action and members say it's been detrimental to more than their health.
Linda Forman says socialization and support for senior citizens is important. Forman is part of Seniorellas, a group of seniors at Saw Mill Club calling for gyms across the state to reopen.
Fitness owners and local leaders gathered Thursday to demonstrate new safety measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at gyms, hoping state leaders will take notice and finally reopen gyms -- one of the last businesses still closed.
This week, a coalition of fitness centers released a reopening safety plan requiring gym members to wear masks, frequent cleaning of surfaces, limiting gym and class capacity, and removing 50% of equipment, which would open up space and allow better social distancing.
More than 700 fitness centers across the state are suing to reopen. Oral arguments begin next week.


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