Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt on Monday, Aug. 3, forwarded Gov. Andrew Cuomo nearly 3,000 petition signatures of New Yorkers seeking clear guidance or even a potential runway to reopen for local gyms and fitness centers.
“The concerns raised are not just for the economic viability of these businesses which are true homegrown gym and fitness venues, not big box chain gyms,” the assemblyman said in the press release detailing the petition. “The concerns are far deeper and speak to the very nature of health and well being that we are all quite focused on right now. These local gyms and fitness venues serve as a place for New Yorkers to focus on their physical, mental and emotional health needs.”