Sherman Oaks gym steps up protocols to prevent spread of COVID-19

After two and a half months of a shutdown, restrictions are beginning to ease on some businesses. Bars, museums, day cares and gyms are being allowed to reopen soon. Here's what one local gym is doing to keep clients safe while they workout.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Local gym steps up protocols to prevent spread of COVID-19
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After months of stay at home orders, restrictions have eased and some businesses like gyms are being allowed to reopen soon. Here's what one local gym is doing to keep clients safe while they workout.

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Twenty years ago, Leo Frincu arrived from Romania with $10 in his pocket and spoke little English. The former world wrestling champ opened Results fitness center in Sherman Oaks and was successful. Then the pandemic forced the gym to shut its doors.

"I'm living the American dream. At least it was a dream until about two and a half months ago," Frincu said.

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He suffered economically and also missed seeing his patrons of fifteen years. He studied up on the CDC guidelines but took precautions even further:

The client's temperature is taken before entry and there are medical grade air purifiers inside.

Gym capacity has been reduced to half, with four trainers and four clients allowed each hour.

All trainers wear masks and each trainer and client have their own 20 foot space.

Workout sessions are limited to a 50 minute maximum to allow time for cleanup in between trainings.

For Lori Corbin's full report, watch the video above.

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