Gym and fitness studio owners are gradually adapting to their operations as their health instructions have been lifted.
Columbus, Ohio — It’s been a week since Ohio’s health care orders were lifted, and gym and fitness studio owners are slowly changing the way they interact with their clients.
At System of Strength, the owner has lifted the mask obligation for those who are completely vaccinated, but if they feel more comfortable, they will allow the client to wear the mask.
Trainers spent last year away from their clients to prevent the spread of COVID. Currently, owners say they are not in a hurry to return to pre-COVID life.
“We don’t want them to touch someone and make someone who isn’t ready for it feel uncomfortable,” said co-owner Gretchen Duseau.
The System of Strength also adds one spot at a time to every column in the class, rather than returning to full capacity.
Hilliard’s Spenga owners say they are slowly returning to full capacity.
“We’ve increased the capacity to 26, so everyone is pretty comfortable, but now the space can accommodate more people,” said owner Bryan Clark.
Clark opened Spenga in July 2020. This meant that all clients attending workout classes were required to wear masks when entering the studio and when changing stations.
Now, the signs of needing a mask have been removed and social distance measures are gradually returning to normal.
According to Clark, the most exciting change in the week has been a sense of excitement from clients.
“It’s like a companion, not everyone working out separately and staring at the wall, working out together. Now we’re working out and facing each other.”
Owners of both studios said last week that more clients were attending classes and that they had regained their waiting list for many classes.
The fitness center will be open for business with the health instructions removed.
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