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Michigan gyms reopen with safety measures

Temperatures being taken at Grand Rapids City Gym during reopening
Sanitizer station for people at gyms
Posted at 5:57 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 05:57:06-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Governor Whitmer has given the green light to allow Michigan gyms to reopen Wednesday with new safety measures in place.

Gyms across the state will be able to reopen after five months of closure with some strict safety measures.

Masks will be required inside gyms, including during exercise.

They will also need to allow for at least six feet between individuals during exercise sessions, reduce class sizes to enable at least six feet of separation between individuals, provide equipment-cleaning products throughout the gym and more.

We spoke to Jeff Phillips, the owner of Grand Rapids City Gym, 940 Monroe Avenue NW, about what changes you can expect.

You can read the full order here.