Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Part of Illinois' Reopening Plan

Gyms will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, and group fitness classes of up to 50 people will be permitted

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Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be allowed to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-step reopening plan.

Facilities will be required to appropriately social distance and will be able to limit interactions between groups.

On Monday, the staff at Spark Fitness in suburban Hinsdale was already preparing by sectioning off "workout zones," taking client temperatures and increasing cleaning.

The state of Illinois has allocated $10 million dollars for gyms and fitness centers that have lost significant revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 500 grants of $20,000 each will be provided, according to state officials.

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