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Metro Detroit gyms push for right to reopen

DETROIT – As Michigan continues to reopen slowly, gyms still remain closed.

READ: Here’s everything that’s reopening in Michigan after COVID-19 shutdown

Gyms are supposed to be among the last businesses to reopen. Spas, barber shops and restaurants are open, but gyms remain closed. Gym owners are asking “Why?”

Update June 17, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 60,393; Death toll now at 5,792

The state has made the move to open gyms in Northern Michigan, but not in Metro Detroit.

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel has asked the state to green-light gyms reopening.,

RELATED: Metro Detroit gyms waiting for green light to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some gyms have opened despite the order. The Royal Oak Gym, located on Stephenson Highway, near 12 Mile Road, opened Monday and a gym in Brighton has been open for weeks.

Lifetime Gym members were notified that the gym will remain closed, but the pool is opening and that members still must play full price.

READ: List of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders that are still active

You can watch Hank Winchester’s full story in the video above.


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