Fitness Australia has launched a legislative petition calling on the government to re-classify gyms as “essential” and to introduce a safety plan COVID-19 to make them open again.
Josh Woodford, from Anytime Fitness, told 3AW Drive that the gym has been important to Victorians’ mental and physical health.
“We are an essential service,” Mr Woodford said.
“We are here to look after the mental health of Victorians.
“A lot of people go to the gym to look good, but the vast majority go to feel good.”
There are currently 4,500 signatures on the petition.