Stand strong for our community.
That’s the message the Kennedy Club Fitness (KCF) team sent to their gym members on Friday morning, November 20.
As San Luis Obispo County moved to purple level on Monday, November 16, KCF decided to continue operating as they have over the past few months:
âSo here we are, Central Coastâ¦ back to the Purple Tier with our county on Covid-19. As a business, we here at KCF will continue to operate as we have been over the past few monthsâ¦ safe, clean, and supporting our members by providing a place of health, wellness and exercise.
We view Kennedy Club Fitness as an essential business, and we hope you all agree. We are not only here for your physical health, but also for your mental health. In a world where some things (like career changes, the loss of a loved one, anxiety, and just the emotions that the holiday season can bring to many of us) don’t stopâ¦ we don’t we can’t stop either.
We’re here for youâ¦ happy daysâ¦ tough daysâ¦ real days. For 40 years, we have been there for our community. To help strengthen mind and body, to help as an outlet for life’s daily stressors and to strengthen our immune systemsâ¦ so that one dayâ¦ we will be ready to BE STRONG for our community.
Thank you for showing solidarity with us, your Kennedy Club fitness team “
According to the Purple Tier guidelines issued by the State of California, gyms and fitness centers may only operate outdoors, with modifications. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms must close.
Brett Weaver, Managing Partner at KCF, said: âWhen we started hearing we were going to go back to the purple level, we decided that we would continue our domestic operations to the best of our ability for the safety and convenience of helping our members. .
For over 40 years, KCF has been part of the Central Coast community.
âWe’ve been operating in a safe environment here for 40 years and we’re shutting down businesses at random, we can’t do that – we’re here to provide health and fitness to the community to help us stay healthy and fit. security, âTisserand said.
âWe’ve been taking all of these security measures since we reopened, and we can’t keep going back and forth to close and reopen. It will kill us financially. And other companies are in trouble too, how are they going to do that?
Overall, Weaver says KCF has received massive support from its members.
âOur support is overwhelming – our income has suffered – but overwhelmingly we have a ton of support, and we hope people will feel comfortable in our facility and start coming back. “
Is the Kennedy Club Fitness just the first of many companies to challenge state mandates to keep their business alive?
Weaver hopes so, stating:
âWe need more businesses to stay open. Otherwise, we will be destroyed. Businesses are going to be destroyed, and it’s going to affect entire industries – people should stay open. “
Visit their website for more information about the club kennedyclubs.com.
Editor’s Note: As local residents, editors and business owners, we support the Kennedy Club Fitness and its decision to stay “safe and open.”
As Weaver shared, we need more businesses to stay open, or it will destroy our economy. Our small businesses employ local individuals and families. They are the staple food in our communities that unite us all.
Let us show solidarity for our local businesses. Our small community businesses are essential.
Hayley and Nicholas Mattson
Editors of News from Atascadero and The Paso Robles press