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Minnesota gyms can't re-open until June 1st, but one gym is already preparing

Businesses are starting to somewhat reopen, but gyms in Minnesota have to wait until June 1st.

Posted: May 18, 2020 9:43 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - If you're someone who prefers working out and is better motivated in the gym setting, then you're probably tired of doing your workout at home. Unfortunately, you still have to wait 2 more weeks until getting back into the gym in Minnesota.

However, gyms are ready to have you back too! The CEO of Progression Fitness in Rochester, Joshua Grenell, said they're making some accommodations before opening on June 1st.
For example, signs will be posted all over the gym to remind everyone to wash their hands and to keep a good distance from one another. They're drawing out 12x12 spaces on the floor with the idea being that the member assigned to that area won't leave the space until they're done. Before the pandemic, you could work out whenever you wanted at Progression Fitness. Now, you'll have to sign up for a class to follow capacity requirements.

Most gyms are already used to cleaning multiple times a day, but Grenell said they're now going to sanitize the equipment even more, so those making healthy choices can stay well. "Not that 100% it protects you from COVID-19, but it is a definite help for everything in your life," explained Grenell. "So it's very important to us and our members as well."

Grenell said he's feeling confident the new changes will help keep everyone safe. "I'm in a gym mentoring group and talking to gyms all over the world, so it's actually nice that other gyms have already tried this and basically we're getting all the best practices," Grenell explained. "We think we know what's going to work well."

Grenell said they sent a survey to the members to get a feel for if they're even comfortable to come back and 90% of his customers say they're ready. Grenell explained employees will be wearing masks and they're planning on taking everyone's temperature as they walk through the door.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 289303

Reported Deaths: 3434
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Hennepin616511100
Ramsey25903487
Anoka20522218
Dakota20096183
Washington13066109
Stearns1291098
St. Louis7935101
Scott782754
Wright702436
Olmsted626134
Sherburne538640
Clay463856
Carver432213
Blue Earth387112
Rice386033
Kandiyohi373819
Crow Wing334631
Nobles298729
Chisago29358
Otter Tail282818
Benton278642
Winona258128
Mower241323
Douglas237631
Polk234423
Morrison219524
Lyon201911
McLeod195610
Beltrami194615
Becker187512
Goodhue185727
Steele17826
Itasca176124
Isanti174316
Todd171612
Carlton165710
Nicollet150823
Freeborn14465
Mille Lacs141630
Le Sueur138110
Waseca134011
Cass12849
Brown125011
Pine12458
Meeker11308
Roseau10503
Hubbard103822
Martin101920
Wabasha9611
Redwood83718
Dodge8060
Chippewa8057
Watonwan7984
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Renville75119
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Rock6829
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Marshall4438
Jackson4361
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Norman3227
Lincoln3171
Big Stone2841
Mahnomen2704
Grant2516
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Kittson1917
Traverse1360
Lake of the Woods931
Cook600

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Cases: 220032

Reported Deaths: 2282
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Polk32695327
Linn13801164
Scott1068881
Black Hawk10631132
Woodbury10061120
Johnson932336
Dubuque904191
Story666620
Dallas619957
Pottawattamie602967
Sioux362025
Webster348432
Marshall342044
Cerro Gordo340644
Clinton315939
Buena Vista297914
Des Moines278218
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Warren270510
Plymouth265639
Wapello248671
Jones226913
Jasper210942
Marion200019
Lee195416
Carroll194621
Bremer188712
Henry17917
Crawford172015
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Tama151540
Jackson140712
Delaware139621
Washington136914
Boone132911
Dickinson132710
Mahaska124127
Wright11986
Buchanan114110
Clay11184
Hardin111310
Page11074
Clayton10665
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Mills10097
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Lyon9988
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