Sign to join Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt in pushing Gov. Cuomo to reopen local gyms and fitness centers.
Our local gyms and fitness venues serve as a place for New Yorkers to focus on their physical, mental and emotional health needs. Many serve local residents who are on strict regiments to ensure physical health to prevent or relieve pain or tackle some other physical ailment.
Many of these venues serve as an outlet for mental health and emotional health stimulation. People who battle PTSD is one example that has raised with me in the last several days. Locally Granite Barbell Gym in Hamptonburgh highlighted to me how they can serve veteran members who follow specific workout regiments as a healthy outlet instead of the use of prescription drugs or other homebrew solutions.
These local venues have the ability to social distance, schedule around COVID-19 restrictions and disinfect and sanitize using the highest possible standards.
I believe the long term overall health value of authorizing the reopening of these local gym and fitness centers with some modified restrictions will go a long way in keeping New Yorkers healthy. I urge the Governor to take this into his utmost timely consideration.