Montana gym owners started a petition in an attempt to have Governor Bullock allow gyms to reopen under Phase One.
A gym owner from Billings created the petition and has close to 5,000 signatures, as of May 3rd, 2020.
MTN news spoke with the general manager at Crossroads Fitness Center, a supporter of the petition. Crossroads says that gyms can implement the necessary safety guidelines to help prevent further spreading of the virus.
Changes include eliminating equipment to make sure clients are away from each other when working out. They will also mark floors to indicate proper social distancing and have temperature checks at the front door
These are some of many things Crossroads said they and other gyms can do to reopen in phase one.
“Where do you go and grab a sterilization bottle and sterilize your own piece of equipment? Only a gym. I have not seen anybody else or grocery stores sterilizing anything after I touch it. So, I just feel like, this is a sterile place to be,” says Rhonda Schlosser, Crossroads Fitness Center General Manager
Under Governor Bullock’s plan, Montana gyms aren’t allowed to open until Phase Two.
Click here for the petition.