From posh sweat studios to gritty boxing gyms, the boutique fitness industry in New York City is feeling the financial crunch with orders to remain closed while regular gyms are allowed to reopen today.
LONG ISLAND, NY — A Long Island environmental group is working with Suffolk County Economic Planning and Development to provide local gyms with free testing to potentially clear them for reopening.
Health club operators in a few states are still fighting to reopen, even as those in Arizona have been ordered to close again due to COVID-19 concerns. And in Los Angeles County in California, new rules mean not just face masks for everyone but also gloves.
Local gyms and fitness studios are fighting back against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to postpone their Phase 4 reopening, with one Long Island gym owner leading the charge with a class-action lawsuit that’s expected to represent thousands of plaintiffs, his lawyer said.
Well, Cuomo made it pretty clear late last week that gyms would NOT open under phase 4 as originally stated and some fitness centers classified as a “personal care” business is now excluded from phase 2. Why the battle with fitness centers and gyms? Like everything else about the reopening process, nobody knows.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — The state is keeping gyms closed and now the owners of these businesses are considering a class-action lawsuit against the governor.
Erica Dix is one of the owners of Anytime Fitness in Jamestown. She says the governor is treating gyms unfairly compared to other businesses.