The Monday economic report and how it’s going for fitness centers

woman selfie in fitness center
MPR News host Angela Davis takes a selfie at a fitness center in St. Paul on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Masks are required in hallways and common areas, but not while people are working out. Some machines are roped off and kept out of use to make sure there's enough distance between people.
Angela Davis | MPR News

Workout routines either came to a halt or drastically changed at the start of the pandemic, when state officials ordered fitness centers and gyms to close along with other businesses.

Some people adapted — they bought equipment and gear to create home gyms or they spent more time working out on their own outdoors.

As stay-at-home orders lifted, fitness centers were among the last group of businesses to be allowed to reopen. So how it’s going?

MPR News host Angela Davis spoke with several owners and managers of fitness centers. She also checked in with MPR News senior economics contributor Chris Farrell on the latest economic news.

Guests:

Chris Farrell, MPR News senior economics contributor

Ashley Wagner, general manager of Life Time Plymouth

Jen Wilson, co-owner of True Grit Society gym in Minneapolis

Pamela Hasselbring, owner of Pilates MN and Physical Therapy in Wayzata

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