Fitness centers are reopening for in-person exercise as Northern Virginia enters the first phase of lifting coronavirus restrictions. But the people who want to get out of the house and go work out should know that the fitness classes must be outdoors and in small groups.
Joann Meginley, owner of Grass Roots Fitness in Vienna, Virginia said, “We have been closed since March 13. We’re excited to get back seeing our members because we miss that community feel. What we have done going into Phase I survey our members to find out how comfortable they are coming back to classes. We are able to offer our classes outside so that helps a lot.”
According to wtop.com, “Most of Virginia began the first phase of a gradual reopening on May 15. Retail stores have reopened with limited capacity, but indoor gyms remain closed and restaurants are prohibited from offering dine-in service except for in outdoor spaces. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday that current coronavirus-related trends are “encouraging,” but more data is needed before the state can start the second phase of reopening.”