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Some gyms and fitness centers open but with some noticeable changes

A few entered when doors opened at 5:30 am
Posted at 2:03 PM, May 01, 2020

DRAPER, Utah — Friday was the first day in Utah in an 'orange' alert stage after weeks in a more restrictive 'red' alert.

While some people have circled this date to dine inside their favorite restaurant, there are fitness diehards who couldn't wait to get back in the gym.

At CrossFit OUR in Draper, dedicated members set their clocks early to make it to the first class - that started at 5:30 a.m.

Right off the bat, they noticed some big changes.

Salt Lake County has imposed some restrictions and safety measures so for now CrossFit and other fitness centers are limiting capacity to six members at a time so people can keep a 10-foot distance while working out.

The staff sanitize equipment immediately after each use.

Trainer Tyson Monney said measures have been stepped up to keep their clients safe.

"We marked out 10 x 10 areas," Monney said. "All of the equipment that they need for their workout is already in that square so when they come in they’re just going to an empty square that has previously been wiped down and cleaned."

"It’s incredible, super organized they’re ready to go," member Mike Leudy said. "Workouts on the board, warm-ups on the board and we got backed up being very quickly 15 minutes and we were hurting again if s a good hurt."

Operators understand some clients don’t feel comfortable just yet coming into the gym and for now, will stick to workouts at home.

Monney said they are constantly monitoring directives from Governor Herbert and health leaders and hope to get back to full capacity when it’s safe.