Join the Coalition

We have a letter to various levels of government outlining our demands and the needs of our industry in this crisis. You can see our full letter here.

If you are a business or independent contractor in our industry and would like to join our coalition by adding your name to our letter fill in this form.  

We are uniting to demand relief for our industry, which we built to be the social, emotional, and physical backbone for so many Canadians. A united voice will be instrumental in weathering this crisis together.

It's our responsibility now to do whatever we can to make sure we are still here when this crisis passes. Join today, and leave a comment to tell us how your practice has been affected.

Comments are included below.

 

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    endorsed 2020-10-25 21:24:57 -0400
    Small boutique training studio with so many strict protocols in place – they should be allowed to be open. Class sizes have been capped at 8.
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    endorsed 2020-10-24 12:53:30 -0400
    At 71, I can appreciate and support the value of group excercise. My gym buddies and trainers have improved my quality of life and health.
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    endorsed 2020-10-24 12:30:27 -0400
    My gym (Strong in Toronto) is essential to my physical well-being but mostly my mental health. Gyms are right up there with grocery stores as essential services for so many of us. I am super careful when I go and so is everyone else. Please reopen!!
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    endorsed 2020-10-21 14:09:29 -0400
    Stop being Lazy and allow fitness business to be the first line of preventative medicine. open up
    endorsed 2020-10-21 13:30:36 -0400
    Totum Life Science endorsed 2020-10-21 13:21:44 -0400
    We have been closed to all fitness services during the pandemic. We have also seen our numbers diminish due to the public concern and fear from the pandemic.
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    endorsed 2020-10-19 11:01:56 -0400
    I’m concerned about my friends and teachers who are Pilates teachers and unable to teach due to Stage 2.5 lockdown. I appreciate that large classes without masks are not a good idea, but think that privates could be safely conducted
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    Armstrong Academy of Martial Arts endorsed 2020-10-16 01:04:57 -0400
    Trendmetrix Software endorsed 2020-10-15 22:15:27 -0400
    If physical health matters to our well being which is a fact. Why are we not allowing people to gain better immunity to a virus that supposedly can do a great deal of harm to us. There has to be a better way to defend our bodies against something that we can’t see with the naked eye than shutting all contact down between humans. Let gyms open for all those who believe a strong body means a strong immune system.
    endorsed 2020-10-15 20:56:27 -0400
    I service the health and wellness Industry with the closures it’s affecting my

    Income. I also workout regularly for my mental and physical well being and not having an outlet to release stress and anxiety especially going Into the winter months is very frustrating.
    Peaces of Possibility endorsed 2020-10-15 08:28:29 -0400
    I’m concerned with the Health and wellness of the community. The quality and availability of resources to the public during uncertain times. The economic state of businesses that provide crucial services and have been abiding by all regulations and protocols with little support.
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    endorsed via 2020-10-11 02:55:22 -0400
    Boutique and niche facilities such as the nation’s circus, pole, and dance schools are not gyms. Our equipment is meticulously sanitized. No one shares gear. Our studio owners have spent much time and resources adapting to ‘the new normal.’

    My industry is dying. This new shutdown, with no financial aide, will cripple the circus and pole industry across Canada, full stop; everywhere except Quebec, where the government has invested heavily in the arts sector.

    Our studios need to be massive warehouses with very high ceilings; you can’t train to be an aerialist in a basement unit. These spaces are catastrophically expensive.

    With no help we’re done. The whole sector. The entire industry in our city centres will fold. Thousands of people will be out of work, thousands of students and aspiring professional artists affected.

    Commercial rent aide is needed now. Please help.
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 21:20:48 -0400
    Shutting down means losing income and still paying rent on my studio. Not sure how that is going to work.