Here's the news the gym lovers have been waiting for since mid-March when gyms all over the state had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gyms can now officially open their doors once again starting  September 1st.

There will be required coronavirus guidelines, restrictions and precautions set firmly in place once you are able to visit your gym starting this Tuesday.

Here are some highlights of the new rules and guidelines according to a report from NJ.com.

  • Gyms will be required to stay at only 25% capacity
  • Mask or face coverings will be mandatory by employees and those working out.
  • All cycling, yoga and pilates classes will have restrictions and classes will have limited capacity.
  • All work out equipment must be separated by six feet and wiped down after each use
  • Showers are banned and you should arrive in your workout clothes.
  • You must bring personal equipment for workouts including yoga mats and hand towels
  • Hand sanitizers must provide hand sanitizers near lockers or locker room.
  • Temperature checks will be required
  • Anyone experiencing  symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or has a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be permitted to enter.

See the complete list of gym rules, safety protocols and regulations at nj.com. 

Going to the gym was part of my daily morning routine. I am looking forward to once again being able to work out at my favorite gym starting this Tuesday.

Source: nj.com