Gov. Murphy has given his go-ahead for yoga, Pilates, and martial arts studios to reopen throughout New Jersey but under new health guidelines.

The studios may only operate at 25 percent capacity, everyone must observe social distancing, and all who attend, including instructors, must wear face masks, reports.

When it comes to martial arts, Murphy draws the line at sparring or contact drills while practicing indoors. Interactions like that will have to wait.

If you are wondering why these facilities are allowed to reopen but not gyms? That's because yoga, Pilates, and martial arts centers are not 'licensed healthy clubs' -- they are considered indoor recreation, according to

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