Community Gym Coalition
Gyms and fitness centers across the country are continuing to struggle because of the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
Federal relief programs for small businesses did not provide sufficient support to struggling small gyms, fitness studios and fitness facilities.
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Community gyms and studios are essential to our nation’s health and fitness infrastructure.
“Small gyms and fitness studios are important neighborhood fixtures that help create vibrant, healthy communities.”
Today indoor fitness classes in New York City are able to resume at 33% capacity with mask and sign in requirements.
The livelihood of 3.2 million Americans who work in the fitness industry is on the line.
“By the end of 2020, approximately one out of five fitness facilities has closed permanently.”
The current COVID relief bill fails to provide this aid.
Congress must act now to include this provision in the American Rescue Plan Act.
The survival of America's small gyms and fitness studios is at risk.
New members join CGC as the industry continues to ask for targeted relief from Congress.
Fitness facilities could recoup as much as 45 percent of 2019 revenue to replace revenue lost in 2020 if bill is signed into law.
“America’s community gyms and the tens of thousands of jobs they support need tailored, specific relief.”
Survey data also found that fewer than 1 in 2 local, independent gyms and fitness studios do not expect to survive through 2021.
"We call on Congress to include dedicated support for small gyms, fitness facilities and studios in the final legislation."
New members show public pressure is building for Congress to provide needed federal relief for the fitness industry.
“Thousands of community gyms and the tens of thousands of jobs they support will not survive the winter without meaningful federal assistance.”
Gyms and Fitness Facilities Are Among the Hardest-Hit Small Businesses by Shutdowns
Local shutdown mandates have hit the fitness industry harder than almost any other sector, putting thousands of local gyms at imminent risk of bankruptcy
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“Closing gyms will hurt public health and exacerbate other growing public health challenges like obesity, diabetes, depression, and other chronic illness.”
“Many local gyms have been teetering on the brink of failure, and this new round of shutdowns may be the push that sends them over the edge, unless Congress acts quickly”
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Let your member of Congress know that community gyms and fitness studios are essential and need relief now.