After an immensely tough year, 2021 is to be the year of the fitness industry’s revival. The more positive news stories that we find make a comeback feel even closer to conception. Slowly but surely, the importance of exercise and physical activity is gaining attention worldwide. The following stories highlight those who have assisted in keeping health and fitness clubs and professionals afloat so that they can continue maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle for their members and community.
“Try It” Campaign Focuses on Assisting Businesses & Keeping the Community Healthy
As part of the Get Healthy Alexandria campaign by Horizon Public Health, the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce launched “Try It.” The program provides Alexandria, MN, residents with coupons to make appointments at participating fitness facilities. Tara Bitzan, executive director of the Alexandria Chamber, told Voice of Alexandria, “First, we are trying to help businesses that were significantly impacted by closures and reduced capacity requirements. But we are also trying to connect people in the community who currently don’t belong to a fitness program to one that is right for them.” The “Try It” program runs through April 30, and residents can pick up coupons at the Chamber Office.
Find out “Try It” participating fitness facilities.
New York Fitness Facilities Receive COVID-19 Grants
According to The Saratogian, nearly 30 small businesses in Saratoga Springs, NY, received grants to assist with financial hardships brought on by the pandemic. Two of the recipients were health and fitness clubs, Max Level Fitness and Anytime Fitness. “This is the first time that we’ve been helped throughout the pandemic,” said Anytime Fitness Owner Jonathan Gable. “I can’t even begin to say how appreciative I am of being considered and actually being accepted as a recipient.”