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SWFL gyms expect changes when they are able to reopen

For fitness centers that are mostly class-based, the future is uncertain. But gym owners say they know there will be changes.

Seth Hayes says his gym, Iron DNA Fitness in south Fort Myers, can’t open in phase one, but they are already planning for when the governor says they can.

When you are able to head back to the gym, your trainer might be wearing a mask, and temperature might be checked before you start sweating.

Some places might only offer personal training at first, and there will be smaller class sizes and no sharing of equipment.

“It will be possible to do social distancing and have it set up. We have platforms that we can do that are already spaced apart,” Hayes said. “We’re just going to play the cards that we’re dealt and do the best that we can and just try to help and get through it like everyone.”

Owners of CrossFit gyms, bootcamps and personal trainers told us it all depends on the governors’ rules. But they’re encouraging members to stay connected with their gyms with online workouts if possible in the meantime.

Reporter:Anika Henanger
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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