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Gyms making changes to accommodate influx of new members

Anytime Fitness in Madison says even though 2020 has been a slower year for them, they are still getting more calls ahead of the new year.

MADISON, Alabama — Every year, people flock to gyms on New Year's Day to start working on their resolutions, but this year, gyms are making changes to ensure people stay safe from COVID-19.

Anytime Fitness in Madison says they typically see a lot of people in December and January. Although 2020 has been a slower year for them, they are still getting more calls ahead of the new year.

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To allow for social distancing, Anytime Fitness has limited capacity to 50%. They are only allowing 25 people to be in the gym at a time and are asking members to keep work outs to about an hour or less.

Members must also fill out a self-assessment checklist for the virus before going inside.

Anytime Fitness Owner and Operator, Clay Baswell, said, "Before anyone can come in, they have to do that checklist to make sure they don't have any symptoms of COVID, they're not running a fever and they've not been around anyone within the last two weeks who has been exposed."

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Baswell says because they are a smaller, more intimate gym, implementing these new rules has been an easy transition.

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