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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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    Fight Planet endorsed 2020-04-21 15:26:32 -0400
    After over a decade of providing design ideas, websites, and equipment for nearly 80 martial arts studios, police foundation, military services and private schools across canada we are now facing a massive drop of %85 in sales. This barely covers our hydro & Internet bills. After for us a record setting 2018 we finally had enough capital to stop leasing & purchase our own 4500sqft facility which does unfortunatelycomes with a rather large mortgage, we are an estimated 3 weeks from being much in the RED! Nothing keeps me up more at night than not being able to provide for my family, my staffs family, my customers, clients & its beginning to heavily weigh on my mind with anxiety, stress & depression. Thanks for listening, Justin Peacock
    endorsed 2020-04-21 15:20:38 -0400
    Presently most allied health clinics are run as sole proprietor businesses. The staff of therapists are not employees but independent contractors. Because of the model that most clinics run, we do not qualify for the loans or wage subsidies yet we are still responsible for the commercial expenses. In many cases, our leases have been personally guaranteed and therefore we can not just walk away or file for bankruptcy. We need to be part of the slow transition back to opening the economy, we also need assistance in the form of rent reduction or forgiveness. Deferrals won’t work when many clinics are running on a small profit margin.
    endorsed 2020-04-21 15:14:34 -0400
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    endorsed 2020-04-21 14:25:26 -0400
    We have had to close our doors to all in-person sessions at a time when we were going to be expanding to a new location. Our income is near nothing at this time as we are still having to pay expenses related to our business, building, and professional fees.
    Magnum Total Fitness endorsed 2020-04-21 12:31:56 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-21 12:15:49 -0400
    I owe $25k rent for April and soon for May , we have another $10k fixed expenses and I’m closed and can’t bear to have this continue past this month as we are not able to sell anything and trying to scrape some online clients but at $49 month you can pay bills with that! We need help
    Foundation Fitness endorsed via 2020-04-21 12:10:41 -0400
    Foundation fitness endorsed 2020-04-21 11:58:20 -0400
    No rent relief!!
    endorsed 2020-04-21 11:57:29 -0400
    Please help keep the dream of many entrepreneurs alive. Having lost all walk-in traffic, and pausing all Memberships, it is unrealistic to expect health and fitness business owners meet their financial obligations during these unprecedented times. As a young, small business, my business does not qualify for any of the relief programs the government has generously offered. Yet I believe smaller businesses need more support in order to weather this storm compared to medium size, or more established small businesses with more cushion to fall on. We are in this together and that includes businesses with unique needs such as ours.
    endorsed 2020-04-21 11:05:00 -0400
    I cannot make home visits now, hence, I cannot give each new resident the gifts from each business. Hence, the business is not being known by the resident.
    Iron Fitness Strength Club Inc endorsed 2020-04-21 10:41:18 -0400
    - Closed doors as per emergency orders on March 17th

    - Laid off all employees and contractors (trainers)

    - Zero income since then

    - Rent and utility bills still due, with zero income
    FitIn endorsed 2020-04-21 10:36:50 -0400
    FitIn is focused on both physical fitness AND mental health, and advocates for both in order to achieve holistic wellness.


    We are seeing unprecedented levels of trauma both in he regular population and also in front line and especially in front-line workers. Canadians need help. I’ve done what I can to help provide low-cost resources, and I’m willing to work with anyone to achieve the help that’s needed!
    endorsed 2020-04-21 10:27:40 -0400
    I have lost all of my revenue due to cancelled events, and due to people not feeling comfortable continuing their meditation programs. Meditation is proven to help reduce stress and to improve creativity (both very much needed as people cope with unprecedented problems). I would love to be able to provide free and reduced cost training for a wide audience, but I can’t afford to take on loans, as my business is almost entirely wages.
    endorsed 2020-04-21 10:01:34 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-21 09:52:49 -0400
    Our rent has not been decreased at all and none of our bills have been deferred. We have zero income and own a small town gym/clinic.
    Erin Fitness endorsed 2020-04-21 09:20:39 -0400
    We have had to close our small business for the time being. We have no income coming in and are still required to pay utilities and rent.
    endorsed via 2020-04-21 09:18:33 -0400
    Our business shutted down due to Covid 19.

    Unfortunately, I am afraid hair dresser will be back to work sooner than us.
    endorsed 2020-04-21 08:58:10 -0400
    Spa et clinique de massage Oléa endorsed 2020-04-21 08:49:35 -0400
    My business is closed since 17 March 2020
    endorsed 2020-04-21 08:37:31 -0400
    I lost all of my in-person personal training clients (I was able to convert one to FaceTime video training), my income has been reduced by more than 80%.
    endorsed 2020-04-21 08:35:20 -0400
    All of my business has ended – the two gyms I work at and my clinic have closed for the time being. I’m in the lucky group where it looks like all three will be able to reopen once this is over; however, that’s not the same for many of my friends who owe gyms and clinics across the country, who are going to have to close permanently as they will not be able to make it through this due to financial concerns and lack of funding
    endorsed 2020-04-21 07:21:19 -0400
    My business has fully shut down, no income coming in for a single family income. Additionally, some of my regular patients have been complaining of general unwell, including a decrease in mental health.
    endorsed 2020-04-20 16:30:46 -0400
    We have been shut down since the beginning of March. Having to continue to pay full rent. We are now approaching our 3rd month of zero income but full costs of operating business.


    We can’t continue.


    Without help… and SOON… we will be unable to re-open after this is all said and done.
    endorsed 2020-04-20 16:26:50 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-20 16:13:29 -0400
    Anytime Fitness endorsed 2020-04-20 15:48:35 -0400
    We have not received any income from membership dues. We are offered a loan from the provincial government that needs to paid back. This is just more debt. Our landlords are offering to differ rent. This just means we need to come up with even more money later. Landlords still want TMI now. That’s still $8000 per month per location. (We have two). Where is this money suppose to come from when there is no revenue coming in. Concerns. We are getting cancellation requests daily because of the uncertainty of how long this will last. So even if we were to open our doors tomorrow, we are still impacted by the financial loss. What happens if we go bankrupt how is the government going to help us? Our second location is new. We have bank loans, equipment leases, rental lease agreements. If we go bankrupt. We lose everything including our home. How is the government going to protect us. We are being punished for something we had no control over. We have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to build our business over the past 8 years. To be stripped down to less then we started with. I ask the Federal Government, beg the Federal Government to help us out with more then a loan as a loan is only digging our hole that much deeper. Have mercy.
    endorsed 2020-04-20 15:26:29 -0400
    I am an RMT who rents a room close to downtown Oakville and have been recommended by our regulatory body to not work as of March 16th when social distancing became in effect. I am currently unable to pay my operating expenses like rent and booking system as I have no income coming in for work and need relief!
    endorsed 2020-04-20 15:14:42 -0400
    Our member fees pay our rent and the wages for our small staff. As an owner I don’t have a salary right now since we are trying to pay off our loan. I don’t qualify for CERB and I am not prepared to take on more debt when we have no idea of when we may possibly re-open if we are able.
    endorsed 2020-04-20 15:14:32 -0400
    Unique Small businesses are falling through the cracks of the government resposne.. and will end up paying a disproportionately large share of Covid cost.

    https://hubclimbing.com/2020/04/18/climbing-and-small-business-covid-challenges/