Gyms and fitness centers officially reopen their doors to patrons for the first time in almost six months.
Even though gyms can legally reopen, many fitness centers are still preparing to let customers back in.
“It’s great being back open and seeing all the regulars. Being able to see some friendly faces back in the club,” said Alex Marion, manager at Burton Planet Fitness.
It’s been a long six months for people like Marion.
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Marion was able to reopen to the public.
Strict safety measures will be in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including requiring all gym-goers to wear masks always and limiting the capacity to 25 percent.
Marion said staff has been fully trained on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“We’ve increased our cleaning standards. We are using disinfectant that’s on the EPA’s list of cleaners that are able to treat