We don’t need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

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  • Contrary to expectations, some surveys suggest that gym closures and lockdowns have prompted previously inactive people to move more. 

  • The absence of gyms has broadened our idea of what “exercise” means and, in some ways, made it more accessible to people who previously recoiled at the word. 

  • Even people who love the gym have gotten creative with their workouts, which can be good for their bodies and empowering for their minds.. 

  • The reasons many people are discovering or rediscovering physical activity — to relieve stress, boost mood, and just get outside — are those research shows are likely to lead to a lifetime of fitness. 

  • So as gyms reopen, it’s worth questioning: Aside from their risks for spreading and contracting the coronavirus, do we even need them? 

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