Gyms

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "We're working on it." New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on WBEN Thursday morning when asked for an update on the reopening of gyms and fitness centers. "I know they're frustrated. But when I was at the University of Buffalo medical school recently, meeting with...
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Tom Puckett
July 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
Gym owners contemplate suing Gov. Cuomo to let them open.
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Megan Goldsby
June 30, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Bay Area-based 24 Hour Fitness is applying for bankruptcy and closing more than a hundred gyms. But do fitness industry experts expect this to be the beginning of a trend?
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McKinley Mall on June 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 30, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Phase four of New York’s reopening strategy takes effect on Tuesday, meaning low-risk entertainment and recreation activities like museums, zoos, and botanical gardens can reopen, though questions remain when other elements of the economy can reopen such as malls, gyms, and...
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WBEN Newsroom
June 12, 2020 - 6:23 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has shed some clarity on one of the most confusing aspects of coronavirus reopening across New York State. When will gyms and fitness centers be alowed to reopen? "Gyms are scheduled to be in phase four," said Poloncarz in an appearance on...
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 10, 2020 - 5:59 am
As gyms begin to reopen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering if a group exercise class is safe? A new study may have you thinking twice about attending that Zumba class.
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Tom Puckett
June 10, 2020 - 4:00 am
Spas make adjustments and preparations to reopen, as gyms wait to see when they can reopen.
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Tom Puckett
May 26, 2020 - 4:00 am
Gym owners say they don't understand why they have to remain closed, and they're wondering when they'll be able to reopen under NYS reopen phases.
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