On April 29th, Governor DeSantis announced his three-phase plan to reopen Florida by gradually allowing businesses to open their doors. Included in Phase 1 (starting May 4) were:
– Restaurants are able able to operate at 25% capacity & offer outdoor seating
– Retail stores can operate at 25% indoor capacity
But unfortunately gyms & personal training studios will stay closed, as they have been over a month.
Longwood, Florida-based company Buy & Sell Fitness has noticed an over 300% increase in the demand for home gym equipment since fitness centers shut their doors due the the coronavirus. “I’ve never seen anything like this!” says co-owner Michael Feliu. Fitness equipment is the new toilet paper – it is sold out everywhere. The big box stores and online retailers like Amazon have dumbbells, bars, kettlebells and plates back-ordered for up to eight weeks.”