For much of the coronavirus pandemic, public health experts have flagged gyms and fitness studios as potentially high-risk environments for transmission, pointing to the virus’s ability to easily spread between people who are breathing heavily in poorly ventilated spaces. Now, with more than half the eligible population at least partially protected from the virus, many fitness enthusiasts are wondering whether it’s safe to go back.
Yes, experts say, with some caveats. The risk of gyms and indoor workout classes can be lower as long as various safety measures are in place – and being vaccinated can be a game-changer. If