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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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    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
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    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.
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    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
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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
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    endorsed 2020-05-06 11:57:38 -0400
    Like everyone else we pay substantial amounts in rent and are making no income in these times. The hole is so big we are unsure how long we can sustain this lockdown.
    endorsed 2020-05-05 20:14:52 -0400
    We closed our doors March 17th and community is suffering. We need to keep our members healthy and strong but we’re not sure the doors will open again if this goes too much longer.
    endorsed 2020-05-05 18:51:30 -0400
    My gym has been forced to shut down due to covid 19. I’m offering free online workouts but it doesn’t look like gyms will be able to reopen anytime soon. Gyms are vital to mental and physical health and without support, we won’t be able to sustain free classes forever.
    endorsed 2020-05-05 18:08:51 -0400
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    Prashanta Yoga endorsed 2020-04-30 19:31:13 -0400
    I am concerned that the current relief programs do not apply to our yoga studio. Our staff are all subcontractors and we do not have a “payroll” however our annual wages are close to $100,000.

    We do not qualify for the $40 k business loan nor the wage subsidy program.
    endorsed 2020-04-30 18:14:08 -0400
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    endorsed 2020-04-30 13:21:09 -0400
    As an RMT we have not been able to work since March 16.
    endorsed 2020-04-29 14:36:35 -0400
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