A heavy lift: Gyms closed for months hold protest workout

Virus Outbreak Fitness Rally Michigan
Posted at 10:25 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 06:30:29-04

LANSING, Mich. — Dozens of people broke a sweat on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol.

It was a workout intended to highlight the plight of gyms that have been closed for months under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus orders.

Alyssa Tushman, vice chair of the Michigan Fitness Club Association, says gyms are “desperately in need of help.”

Whitmer ordered gyms closed, along with casinos and theaters, in an effort to slow down the rate of coronavirus infection.

Gyms in northern Michigan were allowed to reopen on June 10.

Meanwhile, a judge ordered the Detroit school district to test more than 600 students who are participating in voluntary summer classes.