WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 14, 2021 — The Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), a group representing more than 15,000 local gyms across the U.S., today released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus plan.
“We applaud the president-elect’s support for small businesses across the country by moving forward with an additional stimulus package that includes funds for the hardest hit industries. Unfortunately, prior relief programs have not included targeted assistance that works for gyms. Nearly 4 in 10 gyms will not survive 2021 without support, and tens of thousands are at risk of closing permanently. We call on Congress to include dedicated support for small gyms, fitness facilities and studios in the final legislation.”