HAMPTON ROADS, Va (WAVY) – Gyms are open again, but now your daily workouts look much different: PLanet Fitness requires members to always wear masks being on company premises.
Between the heat outside and the warmth you feel while working, some people say it’s better to cancel your membership than to continue training at Planet Fitness, which has a dozen places Hampton Roads region.
The company’s executives sent the following message to “10 of you”:
“Continuing to face the COVID-19 pandemic in a global health crisis, health has never been more important to our collective community than it is today. Gyms are part of the solution and a key element of the healthcare delivery system, giving people much-needed access to exercise and stay healthy. Given our leadership positions in the industry, we believe we have a responsibility to continue to protect our members, employees and communities so that we can all safely focus on our health, which is now more important than ever. “
̵1; Chris Rondeau, CEO of Planet Fitness.
They are too sent advice from one of his coaches to help people adjust, but not everyone is convinced that a workout with a mask is for them.
However, the new mask requirement rejected at least one local member of Planet Fitness.
“My first process was that I had to cancel my membership,” Alfred Punter said. He hadn’t seen the video when Onara Side 10th Tamara Scott spoke to him on Tuesday, but he said hearing the new rules was an easy decision.
“I understand what they are trying to do. I think we are all trying to do everything we can to help slow down the spread of this virus. Who wants to train with a mask? ” He said.
He said he was worried about other aspects of health.
“It’s hard enough to wear a mask when it’s hot outside, when it’s hot, then you go to the gym, you sweat, you go out, I see a lot of people get it,” he said.
In the video, the trainer explains the different ways to workout, even finding the right mask for you.
“Masks are now provided to help with breathing while exercising, but some of these masks can be quite expensive and I don’t try to spend a lot of money on a mask just to be able to train. Punter said.
Other people agree with Punter. They also said they were concerned about health risks and convenience.
“I am a mask. I wear a mask everywhere. However, when I need to train, I want to be comfortable and be able to breathe freely when I train so that you can do all the exercises properly, ”he added.
Many people have said that before they leave, they will consider renewing their membership when COVID-19 becomes available.