Gyms welcome return

AB Health and Fitness' Aaron Nauta and Brendan Daynes. Picture Damjan Janevski. 249572_04

Tara Murray

The majority of people are keen to get back into gyms and interact with others, according to a local gym owner.

AB Health & Fitness in Keilor Park is to open on Friday for outdoor classes, with the hope a full opening isn’t far away.

Owner Aaron Nauta said they were pretty excited to open up again.

“We are now allowed 50 people outdoors to be able to teach,” he said. “When it hits 80 per cent we’ll be allowed 150 people in the doors.

“We’ll go from having no one in there to have 150 indoors.”

Mr Nauta said they had been doing one on one and small group training in recent weeks, which had been pretty much booked out.

He said everyone had been pretty keen to get back to the gym and around their friends.

“They have been very keen if there has been a spot available,” he said.

“They are keen to get back out and want to do it in person and the atmosphere has been one of a positive attitude. They’ve all wanted to stay and chat.

“I think 95 per cent of people are excited to come back.”

Mr Nauta said they would look to continue streaming their classes they are running in person online for the time being, to cater for those people who aren’t keen to return just yet.

He said the gym would start a six week challenge and that it was looking like it would be their biggest challenge ever.