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Gymgoers can expect additional changes, face mask requirements

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 18:39:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — "No mask, no service," is what Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said during his Wednesday press conference when it comes to the state's updated response on the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor signed a face-covering directive that says for everyone to wear a face cover during indoor activities, like when visiting gyms and shopping malls.

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Thursday, some local businesses were already making the necessary adjustments to follow the governor's directive.

Real Results Fitness, a gym located in downtown Las Vegas, is requiring customers to wear masks when they walk inside. The only exception allowed is when guests are working out.

The gym had already made some changes to its services due to the pandemic, like offering virtual classes and having smaller groups for in-person sessions, and is making more following the new directive.

There's red tape also on the floor to note the proper social distance for customers while they work out.

"They go directly to their box until the coach directs them where to go next, which is basically one at a time. They get their equipment, come back, and that equipment stays with them the entire time," said Cassandra McCarthy. "We allow guests to take their mask off when the workout starts, and when done, the mask goes back on.

Additionally, the gym has opened its doors to allow air to circulate through the facility.

When clients leave, a customer service member cleans the equipment and other high touching areas like doorknobs as well.

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Other gyms may have a different set up that might require gymgoers to cover their face at all times.

Dr. Thomas Hunt of Roseman University of Health Sciences says it is important to take into count your health and to be aware of your surroundings at the gym.

"If your gym is crowded, you probably don't want to go to that gym at all, but if they have done a good job with social distancing their clients and if you're wearing a light face-covering, it is going to be easier to exercise that way," Dr. Hunt said.

And be sure to contact your gym directly if wanting to find out more information on their specific guidelines.