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To: Governor Evers of Wisconsin

CrossFit Gyms Are Essential

CrossFit Gyms Are Essential

I represent one of the hundreds of life-saving and critical CrossFit® Affiliates of Wisconsin and today I write to you in an urgent time for our state and nation’s health.

CrossFit Affiliates across the state are closed down and deemed "Non essential". We are adamantly against this denotation.

As a CrossFit Affiliate, we are ferociously committed to providing professional, ethical small group and personal training to people in our community..

As health and fitness professionals as well as small business owners, we want to make sure that when we begin our work again, we do so in a way that protects the health and safety of our members and community.

We have developed a white paper that spells out what we think are best practices and standards for the fitness industry to reopen and operate safely and effectively. Our gyms allow us to engage in these powerful preventative measures in a manner that is far safer than any grocery store, bakery, liquor store, retail outlet, or gas station; all of which are still operating as "essential" businesses. Not to mention, other “gyms” cannot do what we do as we have hundreds of members, whereas they have thousands.

We implore you to consider our voice to re-open and operate as an essential business that protects against the very thing we’re being prevented from doing; making our communities safer.

COY OF WHITE PAPERS: https://docdro.id/YqV3DTb

Why is this important?

As health and fitness professionals as well as small business owners, we want to make sure that when we begin our work again, we do so in a way that protects the health and safety of our members and community.

We have developed a white paper that spells out what we think are best practices and standards for the fitness industry to reopen and operate safely and effectively. Our gyms allow us to engage in these powerful preventative measures in a manner that is far safer than any grocery store, bakery, liquor store, retail outlet, or gas station; all of which are still operating as "essential" businesses. Not to mention, other “gyms” cannot do what we do as we have hundreds of members, whereas they have thousands.

Not to mention, when our clients are healthier, they are more readily able to fight disease!


Reasons for signing

  • The only way to stay in healthier regime and manage stress during this pandemic.
  • Many people use their gyms as an outlet for achieving mental and physical progression and stability. Given the small class sizes (typically 1-20 people), these gyms are in a much better position to ensure sanitary protocols are followed and enforced.
  • I play a vital role in teaching people about health and wellness. When people are healthier physically, they are healthier mentally and emotionally as well. I believe, we can operate safely and effectively under all CDC and Government recommendations.

Updates

2020-04-17 18:11:33 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-04-17 10:55:03 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-04-17 09:01:12 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-04-17 08:42:01 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-04-17 08:32:11 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-04-17 08:21:41 -0400

10 signatures reached

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