Anytime Fitness Personal Trainer Kim Kissling gets in a workout on a rowing machine. Gyms and fitness centers recently were allowed to reopen for the first time in six months after a long shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns.
FERNDALE — After many months of closures, gyms and fitness studios across Michigan were allowed to reopen Sept. 9.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 3 that she would be signing an executive order rescinding previous orders that closed gyms and pools in the state in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After nearly six months, those businesses were allowed to reopen.
The city of Ferndale houses many different kinds of gyms and fitness centers, including Pilates Detroit. The studio, located at 3281 Hilton Road, closed March 16 and reopened Sept. 14.
At the beginning of the shutdown, owner Allison Nakisher said she stayed connected to clients and engaged with