Tuesday morning, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez met with the “working wellness” group, a task force of 50 or so local gym owners the Mayor has used throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to advise him on the health, wellness, and fitness industry in South Florida, to discuss the concerns raised by the group stemming from his announcement on Monday to close Miami-Dade gyms beginning July 8th.

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“It was a productive call,” said one source in attendance. “Gimenez didn’t want to close gyms. The group worked collaboratively with the Mayor to find a solution to keep gyms open.”

Immediately after the call, Gimenez tweeted the agreed-upon compromise the working group arrived at, stating that gyms and fitness centers could remain open, but guests would need to wear a mask at all times indoors, and when a 10ft. social distance could not be met outdoors.