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 2020-04-18 13:14:42 -0400
    OHFAST endorsed 2020-04-17 16:37:22 -0400
    Thank you Jen and the Fit Squad team for leading this initiative. It has been challenging not being able to help our communities. I hope we can all get through this together so we can all go back to what we love doing – helping our communities get better!
    L’ECURIE, centre d’entrainement endorsed 2020-04-17 16:09:38 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-17 13:52:31 -0400
    I run my own small business and rent space from gyms. Since they are not open I have also had to stop running my classes. I also work for gyms as an instructor and have lost those jobs due to closure. Health and wellness services are crucial for physical and mental health as well as creating a community and sense of belonging. As well all grow more sedentary we need these services to help keep us healthy placing less burden on the health care system and less sick days at work. This has been my life’s work and passion. I and the collective we need these services to be around to be healthy, productive citizens that are able to give to our society.
    endorsed via 2020-04-17 11:35:39 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-16 23:49:45 -0400
    I am a recreation consultant, who currently has an Alberta based survey looking at the COVID-19 impacts for private fitness and recreation providers. This information is being forwarded to the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (as I am a board member). I will also be using the study for a presentation at the 2020 ARPA Conference. It might be useful to connect as I can share the information with you and possibly promote each other to ensure the voices of the private fitness sector are not lost. I have sent an email to the AFLCA sharing some of the preliminary responses from their members of the ways the AFLCA can help.
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    endorsed via 2020-04-16 12:54:06 -0400
    Move365 endorsed 2020-04-16 12:38:35 -0400
    We closed March 16th and subsequently laid off our entire team. I would like to be able to hire some back ASAP without incurring new debt.
    endorsed 2020-04-16 12:14:44 -0400
    endorsed via 2020-04-16 11:06:13 -0400
    endorsed 2020-04-16 10:02:19 -0400
    Need rent relief in order to survive!
    endorsed via 2020-04-16 09:43:03 -0400
    The closure of our business, for the good of the public, has forced many out if work and denied the support we offer to our community. Being sole proprietorship and IC’s we are not eligible for CEBA support and carrying more debt will be a further punishment when we reopen when we support so many and need to be there to assist in the recovery. Commercial rent relief is critical.
    endorsed 2020-04-16 09:19:11 -0400
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    A Food Above Fitness endorsed via 2020-04-16 08:17:00 -0400
    I have been fully shut down. I personal train clients as well as 9 other trainers in the space. We are all out of work and money.
    endorsed via 2020-04-16 08:13:52 -0400
    Worldgym Dartmouth endorsed 2020-04-16 05:46:44 -0400
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    Anytime Fitness endorsed 2020-04-15 23:11:02 -0400
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