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Gym owners, officials react to the news that new executive order will allow venues to reopen on Sept. 9

For the most part, the lights have been off and dust had settled on the treadmills and weight benches in gyms throughout the Battle Creek area and Michigan for the past six months.

As of Sept. 9, gyms and fitness centers can open again after the announcement by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday that lifted restrictions on those venues that were in place due to COVID-19.

“Throughout this pandemic, we have followed the best science and data available to make decisions that will keep Michiganders safe, and our hard work is paying off. Today we are announcing the reopening of gyms and pools with