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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 2020-09-21 20:06:24 -0400
    I just completed the build of a yoga studio that I have spent my life’s savings on. We were set to open in March – right as it was mandated that businesses close. As a new business we invested in the creation of the space, and have very little working capital. If this quarantine lasts until June, I will lose my business and everything I’ve worked my life for. I built the studio to bring physical and mental health to people in a world that is so difficult to navigate. This situation is further proving the need for our existence. Please …we need Help.
    modoyogathunderbay endorsed 2020-07-20 16:07:00 -0400
    we are still closed now we are opening at half capacity.
    Modo Yoga Etobicoke endorsed 2020-07-20 16:03:17 -0400
    endorsed 2020-06-18 06:42:51 -0400
    endorsed 2020-06-04 15:34:39 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-05-27 21:04:30 -0400
    We are a gym that has been closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, and our landlord is not agreeing to accept the rent relief offered by the government.
    endorsed 2020-05-25 20:26:27 -0400
    endorsed 2020-05-24 06:41:35 -0400
    I’m a personal trainer who works with mature adults and seniors. The pandemic has made a huge impact on my business. I’ve been able to pivot to online sessions for some, but many aren’t comfortable with the technology so they aren’t training.

    I’ve lost 80% of my income, the government needs to get a plan to help us
    endorsed 2020-05-21 18:10:24 -0400
    I am a yoga instructor operating yoga classes from a home studio. Due to the pandemic, no classes can be held for the safety of my family as well as the community. However, I still need to continue to pay my insurance, license fee, certification fees, and more. I hope the government can provide some kind of subsidies for us.
    endorsed 2020-05-19 22:41:09 -0400
    We are a very small gym that only provides coach-led classes that was forced to shut our doors mid March due to Covid-19. We strongly feel that we provide an immensely valuable role in the local fitness community not only by improving the physical health of our members but also their mental health. With having zero income and bills still piling up we are uncertain of whether we will be able to weather this pandemic. We are hoping that boutique gyms such as ours will be given the ok to open sooner during Phase 2 of Alberta’s relaunch but who knows? Our gym is too small to qualify for the governments financial assistance programs. We are the small local gyms that are getting hardest hit by this.
    endorsed 2020-05-19 20:43:13 -0400
    My business has had no choice but to close its doors. We are a small and new entity in a small city. We now have $0.00 income for April May and likely June possible July. We will be reopening with backdated rent owing and no relief support to be found, not any savings are left as a new business without making s profit last year.
    endorsed 2020-05-19 20:29:05 -0400
    endorsed 2020-05-19 18:45:32 -0400
    We have been closed with limited income since March 17th. Our only income has been with virtual classes but we have lost 75% of our revenue. To date we have managed to pay rent and utilities to avoid deferrals. We fear we will be unable to maintain through the summer without opening to some extent or seeing rental assistance.
    CrossFit Metric endorsed 2020-05-19 17:42:46 -0400
    Reopening with social distancing limiting our ability to scale our service. It’s a recipe for failure.
    endorsed 2020-05-19 06:24:19 -0400
    It has closed down completely. Online classes and programs have only had little interest. This government fail in not taking the virus seriously when it should have has had obvious consequences. I’ve never been so happy and proud to be a Canadian, however, that doesn’t mean I think the countries government is

    perfect. The snow ball of everyone and everything this has touched has been devastating. This includes my business.
    endorsed 2020-05-18 16:46:34 -0400
    endorsed 2020-05-18 15:44:21 -0400
    I had to close my studio space as it wasn’t financially viable to carry an empty space for an indefinite amount of time. Displacing myself and 5 other groups. My landlord also wasn’t offering a reprieve, even with a deferred payment there was no way I could recoup costs. We have also seen a significant decrease in participation for online offerings.
    endorsed 2020-05-18 15:43:00 -0400
    endorsed 2020-05-18 14:28:27 -0400
    I am not teaching or training any of my clients during this time. I have 3 virtual private sessions per week. And I have had to find other virtual/online options – as this global shift that is happening in our world is absolutely affecting the future of my business!
    endorsed 2020-05-15 16:40:29 -0400
    I have experienced a significant downturn in business in March and April, continuing into May and the inability to offer the full range of services. To date, I have not qualified for any assistance from government, and have been struggling to keep my practice going, and to earn an income that is sustainable.
    endorsed 2020-05-14 21:03:30 -0400
    same as everyone else – taking the hit of covid and being on standby as they go through the phases of reopening and wondering what phase is the Fitness/Wellness/Health falls under.
    Wexford Wellness Cade Inc endorsed via 2020-05-14 19:04:05 -0400
    East rehab center endorsed 2020-05-14 18:57:19 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-05-14 14:11:11 -0400
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    The Centre for Sport & Recreation Medicine endorsed 2020-05-14 13:19:17 -0400
    The Clinic at Christie Inc. endorsed 2020-05-11 15:35:38 -0400
    I am the co-owner and chiropractor of a multidisciplinary clinic in Toronto. We recently opened our doors in December 2019. We have independent contractors that include physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors. Unfortunately, as a new business, we did not qualify for CEBA loan and will not qualify for CECRA rent subsidy as our landlord will not participate. We are in need of assistance and feel we are being left behind by the liberal government. Change is urgently required for us to survive
    endorsed 2020-05-11 13:55:27 -0400
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    BrassBelles endorsed 2020-05-11 12:00:03 -0400