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Every Californian deserves access to safe exercise. Fitness center closures have started a health equity crisis in California communities that lack alternatives to exercise. Exercise is an essential part of health and wellness and must be recognized by the State as such. 

Californian deserves access to exercise

Fitness center closures have started a health equity crisis in California communities. Many communities lack alternatives to exercise because:

  • Many families are unable to afford a home gym.
  • Outdoor activity is not safe in areas with poor air quality, which disproportionately impacts lower income neighborhoods and communities of color in California.
  • Wildfire season and high heat have made outside exercise unfeasible in many areas.
  • Californians with disabilities rely on their gyms for specific ADA equipment.

Unfortunately, many communities where home gyms and outdoor exercise is not feasible are the same communities that are already disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Champions for Exercise