Class gyms as essential and keep them open

Class gyms as essential and keep them open

1 November 2020
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Why this petition matters

Started by Niamh Chipchase

All over the world people love to workout, people would argue it’s not an essential business, but for many people struggling with physical and mental conditions, even people in rehabilitation, it’s everything.

It’s the most important place in the world. Gyms can help rehabilitate those who have been in an accident, help people with long lasting health conditions gain their strength back and sometimes even walk again! Not only that but the gym is amazing for people struggling with addiction! 
Exercising improves your mood and for people struggling with depression, anxiety, adhd, bpd, ptsd, ocd and many more!

Here’s a list of amazing benefits of going to the gym: 

  • -Improve your memory and brain function (all age groups)                                                        
  • Protect against many chronic diseases
  • Aid in weight management
  • Lower blood pressure and improve heart health
  • -Improve your quality of sleep
  • -Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Combat cancer-related fatigue
  • Improve joint pain and stiffness

There’s so many benefits to going to the gym that it would be counterproductiveto close them, especially considering there’s  an estimated 0.020 positive cases per 10,000 gym visits... The gyms are kept clean! Everyone distances, the equipment is cleaned after every use and the gym IS ESSENTIAL. 

I know people in wheelchairs that work really hard at the gym, I know people with ptsd including myself that need the gym to help deal with flashbacks and keeping my mind healthy. I know people that are recovering  addicts and the gym has changed their life massively. It’s not just a place to workout it’s a place to focus on your mind and body, it’s a place where you look after yourself.

Keep our gyms open, Boris.

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