Gyms reopen in Nashville during phase two

Posted at 5:44 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 19:23:33-04

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After two months of having to work out from home, people can finally hit the gyms again in Nashville.

Gyms are included in the phase two of Davidson County's reopening plan.

Competitive Edge owner Mark Johnson says they shut down at the end of March. Now that they can reopen, Johnson says they've had to make a lot of changes to make sure safety is a priority.

"When people come through door they have to have their hands sanitized first, then we take their temperature and ask them a series of questions about COVID symptoms," Johnson said.

Johnson says they've eliminated exposure by shutting down the water fountains, locker rooms, and showers. They're also having staff constantly cleaning the facility.

He also said they are following the Tennessee Pledge guidelines for work out facilities. As we try to navigate rebounding from the pandemic, its important that we continue to social distance and take these guidelines seriously. Johnson says guests should be cleaning their equipment after every use.

Since the gyms were shut down for April and most of May, Johnson has waived membership fees for those two months.