GYMS Act Garners More Than 100 Co-Sponsors, Reinforcing Need for Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 27, 2021 — The Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), a group representing more than 15,000 local fitness studios and small gyms in the U.S., today released the following statement applauding the bipartisan GYMS Act for reaching 100 co-sponsors.

“Community gyms and studios are essential to our nation’s health and fitness infrastructure,” said Jordan Holland of Riot Athletics. “The GYMS Act is an important piece of relief legislation that will help fitness facility operators recover from the pandemic and ensure that they can continue keeping our communities healthy. We are thrilled that more than 100 members of Congress have cosponsored the GYMS Act, but we cannot stop until the GYMS Act is signed into law and small gym and fitness studio operators get the support they need to stay afloat. We urge Congress to pass the GYMS Act without delay.”

Earlier this year, a survey of small, independent gyms and fitness studios found that existing federal relief programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), have failed to help 63 percent of gym owners.

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