âSomeone can always come in and speak to an advisor,â Gritzner said. “They can use the machines with a physiotherapist if prescribed.”
It was not immediately clear whether Project Veteran Muscle had employees licensed as counselors or physiotherapists.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation previously informed Pinnt that his business could not open during the coronavirus crisis.
State agency spokesperson David Callender said state efforts to control the spread of coronavirus allow companies to offer physiotherapy and mental health services as “essential services” .
âIf it’s a gym or a fitness center, it’s not an essential business,â Callender said.
Pinnt said the Project Veteran Muscle fitness center is closed to the public until the “Safer At Home” order is lifted. But he hopes to continue providing other licensed services to veterans and first responders.
âNot everyone can come in and exercise,â he said. “They have to prove that they need services to support mental health.”
Project Veteran Muscle opened in January in a 4,000 square foot space in the self-storage building on Lake Geneva.
After shutting down temporarily to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, Pinnt announced last week that it would reopen on April 25 in defiance of what it called an unconstitutional state order.