Protestors Start Doing Push-Ups, Squats While Urging Florida Lawmakers To Reopen Gyms


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Protestors in Florida that are calling on lawmakers to reopen gyms began to do push-ups and squats outside a courthouse Monday, numerous sources reported.

Gathered outside a Pinellas County courthouse Monday morning — located on the west-central coast of the state in Clearwater — protestors urged lawmakers to reopen gyms in the state so employees can return to work and customers can return to exercising, according to FOX 59.

GYM PROTEST: A group of protesters has gathered outside the courthouse in Clearwater, calling for gyms to reopen in Florida https://t.co/EreMMzfIYI pic.twitter.com/lfiB1TUf9B

— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 11, 2020

A group of 20 to 30 people held signs and waved flags outside the courthouse as well as began doing push-ups and squats on the pavement. (RELATED: Spain Reopens Cafes As Coronavirus Deaths Drop To Seven-Week Low)

WATCH: Protesters calling for gyms to reopen in Florida are doing squats and push-ups outside the Clearwater courthouse https://t.co/3BVzxHQPEJ #Florida #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3cjgQ6kaM8

— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 11, 2020

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide safer-at-home order last month which expired last week. Although the state has transitioned into its first phase of reopenings, gyms must remain closed until Phase Two of the reopening plan.

When gyms are allowed to finally reopen, they will be limited to 75% capacity and will be required to practice social distancing and sanitation. 

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