Los Angeles Gym Turns to Outdoor Classes After Latest COVID-19 Closures


By: Anita Bennett/BNC Journalist

Businesses across Los Angeles are trying to figure out how to stay afloat, after the state of California ordered new COVID-19 closures.

Earlier this week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said bars and other non-essential businesses in 30 hard-hit counties must halt indoor operations to slow the spread. The order came just one month after many of those businesses reopened. Despite this latest setback, one gym owner got creative and is now holding fitness classes in his parking lot.

“As soon as we found out about the change in the ordinance, we immediately pivoted to outdoor working out,” said Dan Wells, owner of  CrossFit Horsepower in Studio City, California.

Class attendees wear masks and they stay at least six feet apart. Once the session ends, everyone wipes down the equipment and then it’s hauled back inside the gym.