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 via 2020-10-11 10:01:18 -0400
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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.
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 19:47:36 -0400
    Our client numbers are only 50% pre-Covid. Even with being able to reopen, we are struggling to get by as the support decreases.
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 19:45:42 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 18:38:48 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 18:18:52 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 18:03:44 -0400
    So many small, independent business owners are going to lose what they have worked so hard for if they are forced to shut for another 28 days or more. We need to do more to support these businesses before we end up with only giant corporate owned big box chains.
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 17:56:13 -0400
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    Power Yoga Canada endorsed 2020-10-10 15:03:56 -0400
    The Power Yoga Canada studios have been greatly affected with the shutdown resulting in loss of income.
    endorsed 2020-10-10 14:22:08 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 08:14:37 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-10 08:05:21 -0400
    My mental Heath and well being as a first responder depends on my fitness outlet. Please reconsider opening up gyms.
    endorsed 2020-10-09 19:25:11 -0400
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    WholeFit endorsed 2020-10-09 18:03:24 -0400
    endorsed 2020-10-09 16:03:22 -0400
    As an independent contractor for various small studios, I feel the devastating impact of once again closing our wellness spaces. I can attest to the rigorous cleaning procedures and huge investment that these small businesses have made in order to make their spaces safe and clean for their staff and guests. We provide a service that improves immunity, mental health and overall wellbeing. Please help save and support our community!
    endorsed 2020-10-09 14:39:34 -0400
    I would like gyms in Toronto to remain open. This is important for my mental health and physical health.
    Fortis Fit Ottawa endorsed 2020-10-08 15:39:38 -0400
    endorsed 2020-10-08 13:05:56 -0400
    Mental health will suffer incredibly if gyms close. The establishments (studio/ boutiques) I go to are working hard to keep people safe (2 meters apart or more)while ensuring equipment is cleaned regularly !
    endorsed via 2020-10-08 08:46:16 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-10-08 07:43:31 -0400
    I am preparing to close. Noone is coming back to classes . I am severely depressed or feel like I have PTSD. The financial stress and fear for my future is overwhelming.
    endorsed 2020-10-08 07:02:56 -0400
    We are a small studio with a MAX number of 7 people in during COVID (14 on the floor used to be our max but we further time them out). We wipe every station with sanitizer after every 2 minute interval. We just hope if things pull back, it is reduced numbers (like 20 or 10 per room etc) as opposed to full closure, as our staff manages sanitizing each station between use.
    endorsed via 2020-10-08 06:24:55 -0400
    The Pole House Inc endorsed via 2020-10-07 23:33:45 -0400
    This pandemic has been devastating to our small business. We offer small group and private classes, and enforce all the safety protocol to keep our staff and members protected. Dance and fitness is essential for the mind and body! We NEED to stay open for the well being of our staff and students!
    endorsed via 2020-10-07 21:31:59 -0400
    Having to close for so long and limit members in the gym continues to be very hard
    endorsed 2020-10-07 20:48:15 -0400