Owners Divided on Requiring Masks, Decision a Dilemma

December 30, 2020 by
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The ever increasing mask mandates instituted in various counties, cities, states and provinces around the world in recent weeks are causing a new problem for already struggling affiliates: Clients who don’t want to workout in a mask are jumping ship and leaving the gym.

  • Eric Freedom, the owner of CrossFit Reason in Arcadia, CA has lost a handful of clients due to the mask rule, while John McMullen, the owner of CrossFit Beverly in Chicago, IL. has had three people “jump ship because of the mask requirement,” he said.
  • Also in Illinois, Greg Skelly, the owner of CrossFit Edwardsville in Glen Carbon has had two members leave because of the mask mandate, while Forrest Jung, the owner of CrossFit South Bay in Hermosa Beach, CA is down eight members because of the mask.

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