Chris Rondeau, the chief executive of gym operator Planet Fitness.Richard Drew/AP Photo

The chief executive of gym chain Planet Fitness said in a recent interview that social distancing inside gyms is possible, even as the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ adoption of digital fitness and at-home workouts.
Practicing social distancing could include unplugging some equipment to create space between treadmills, for instance, Chris Rondeau told news network Cheddar Friday.
But health experts have likened gyms, which the Trump administration said could reopen during the first phase of reopening US businesses, to a “petri dish” of germs.
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Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau said social distancing inside gyms is possible as the Trump administration intends to include gyms during the first phase of a plan to reopen American businesses. 

“We’re going to be really reiterating our cleaning policies and procedures with our staff,” Rondeau said Friday in a remote interview on the news network Cheddar.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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